Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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  • Collection: Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 '68-'69

"August 13, 1969 at Sea Float in the Cau Lon River. Henry "Buddy" Berman, QM2, awaits medivac. He was wounded riding the 9 boat going to set up an intelligence gathering station at the junction of a canal and a river. A Chu Hoi VC was to lead the…

"Sea Float captured VC munitions." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Sea Float, barges anchored near to Nam Cam city in the Cua Lon river. Summer 1969." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Gunnersmate Skuce returning to the 9 boat after searching a structure on shore." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The following photos were taken from the 9 boat and from Sea Float. Late summer of 1969. Twin M-60 mount used by peak tank gunner. Built GMG2 Stan Simonson of the 9 boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The following photos were taken from the 9 boat and from Sea Float. Late summer of 1969. Twin M-60 mount used by peak tank gunner. Built GMG2 Stan Simonson of the 9 boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The 71 was salvaged and put back in service within a couple of months. My crew never served on her again as we each went to other boats. Movie footage which is part of this collection shows the 71 beached on the river bank unloading troops and the…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"My crew and the 71 saw almost continual action from before Sea Lords began until this time and had been fortunate in the extreme as we suffered only a couple of minor wounds. despite the loss of the boat we remained fortunate as no one was injured…

"The following photos were taken on February 13, 1969 off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, near the mouth of the Rach Nang. It shows the sunken 71 boat as early salvage efforts begin. The boat actually went down the evening before on the 12th." -…

"This boat (number unknown) was hit at close range by machine gun fire. Holes in the gun tub are numerous yet the gunner survived unscathed, although a wire on his sound powered phone, that he was wearing, was severed. This incident most likely…

"This boat (number unknown) was hit at close range by machine gun fire. Holes in the gun tub are numerous yet the gunner survived unscathed, although a wire on his sound powered phone, that he was wearing, was severed. This incident most likely…

"GMG2 Darryl S. Skuce." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"GMG2 Skuce deflecting photo." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Swift Boat base at An Thoi. Left to right, S. Breintenfeldt, EN2, Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Off shore Coast Guard vessel." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Listening device in tree used to detect enemy activity." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Gun turret on MRF boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Mobile Riverine Force boats passing us by." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Mine damage to the 35 boat caused it to beach for repairs." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Wounded VN waiting for evac." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Boat officer in conversation with VN personnel." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"An LST used as a base of operation for Swift Boats in the Ca Mau area." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Rocket hits in the main cabin area usually blew out the windows." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Minor damage to the side of the 66 boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Our boat was borrowed by another crew and was returned with this damage. Ordnance entered the starboard side destroying the water pump and then exiting up through the engine cover." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Our boat was borrowed by another crew and was returned with this damage. Ordnance entered the starboard side destroying the water pump and then exiting up through the engine cover." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Boat unknown displaying sawfish bill." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Brientenfeldt and Kirkland amusing children at some out post in the interior." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The 38 boat displaying the R in the PCF. Never officially accepted." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The barracks and repair ships at An Thoi. Swift Boats operated from here, not from Phu Quoc Island." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical river scenes as seen from a Swift Boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical river scenes as seen from a Swift Boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical river scenes as seen from a Swift Boat." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Darryl S. Skuce's, GMG2, certificate for Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" for Meritorious Service from July 1968 to August 1969.

Certificate of Appointment to Gunner's Mate Second Class for Darryl S. Skuce

Commander Coastal Squadron One Certificate of Recognition for Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2.

Darryl S. Skuce's graduation certificate from Naval Amphibious School.

Darryl S. Skuce's graduation certificate for Gunner's Mate, Class "A", Phase I.

U.S. Naval School, Gunners Mate Class "A", Class D, Class 2606-67, Graduating June 30, 1967, Great Lakes, Illinois

Vietnamese Money - Hai Muoi Bong

Vietnamese money in different denominations

Military Payment Certificate in different denominations

Photograph of PCF 71.

"This was the fate of the 43 boat. In April of 1969 on the Doung Keo River, the 43 was part of a river opp. carrying troops, UDT, and over half a ton of C-4 explosives. While travelling at speed the boat took a rocket hit that disabled the steering…
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