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Training for Swift Boats began in 1965 at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA. In the first year, some of the men went next to the US Naval Base in Subic Bay, Philippines to ready the Swift Boats for service. The remaining men went on to Vietnam. After arriving in Vietnam, the men dispersed to one of the following bases: An Thoi, Cam Ranh Bay, Cat Lo, Chu Lai, DaNang or Qui Nhon.
Swift Boat Sailors produce the videos contained in this exhibit during their time of service in the Vietnam War. In most cases, they used Super 8 cameras to shoot the footage. Swift Boat Sailors narrated some of the videos years after the events, some are without sound, and others have been set to music. The raw videos portray life for a Swift Boat Sailor.