Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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

"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…

"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…

"Trailing boat in river patrol." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Water buffalo from gun tub." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"VC propaganda sign placed at busy river intersection. Sign removed despite mine risk." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Fish stakes placed in the rivers to hold nets, often impeded access up the river. UDT sometimes blew them up." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical view from the gun tub during river opps." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical view from the gun tub during river opps." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical view from the gun tub during river opps." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Typical view from the gun tub during river opps." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"In some instances when the tide was a factor, and the boats were in a hold and wait situation, they would be completely beached until the tide returned." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Our OIC LT Imbrie here at the after helm in his crafty river jungle fighter suit." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The shallow water resulted in damge to the props and rudders, fish nets and rope were often wrapped up in the props." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"As can be seen here Swift Boats went into some very small waterways." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Seal test firing the Stoner." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"SEALS discuss the Stoner weapon. Note skull picked up by this SEAL on his mission." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Boat used by SEALS." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Willie Peter mortar round detonation at tree line." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Mortar being fired in the normal manner." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Mortar being fired in the trigger fire mode." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Detonation of high explosive mortar round. Mortar use varied from boat to boat. It was used for long range fire support and also to destroy bunkers at close range." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"White phosphorus marker round." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Preparing white phosphorus mortar round." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Preparing to fire mortar." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"White smoke from mortar (WP) rounds at tree line." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"White smoke from mortar (WP) rounds at tree line." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"View of aft mount showing empty mortar tubes on deck after exiting river." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 at battle station.

This photo is of the twin gun tub onboard a Swift Boat (PCF).

This photo is of the twin gub tub onboard a Swift Boat (PCF).

"View of aft gun mount following a river raid. Note empty cases on deck and much larger ammo can." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"BM2 Kirkland posing with leg wound after a river fight. Taken early in river opps as small ammo can is still is use." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

This photo shows armed VN Navy vessels docked alongside the pier and coastline. Exact location is unknown.

This photo shows armed VN Navy vessels docked alongside the pier and coastline. Exact location is unknown.

"Swift Boat up in the skids for repairs, background. Landing crafts in the foreground." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Swift Boat up in the skids for repairs, background. Landing crafts in the foreground." -Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Cemetery

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Produce and Fish Market

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Junk facility deep in the interior of the Delta.

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Buddhist monks watch the Swift Boat pass on some long forgotten waterway.

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

“The following photos were taken from Nov. 1968 thru Aug. 1969. They were taken at the height of the Sea Lords phase of Swift Boat history.” – Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Seen here is a four wheeled vehicle. Very rare in the Ca Mau area.

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…

“When opportunity permitted, boat crews pulled a little R&R on an island off the coast of the Ca Mau Peninsula, exact location unknown. This island was completely friendly and was the site of a monkey hunt by the crew of the 71 boat. A water…
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