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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"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

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

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"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 at battle station.

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

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

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

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"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

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

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

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

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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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.

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“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.

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“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

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“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.

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“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 taxi,…

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“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 taxi,…

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“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 taxi,…

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“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 taxi,…

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“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 taxi,…

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“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 taxi,…
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