Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

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"It's naval war at close-in, point-blank range; a throwback to the days of the Civil War river patrols." page 4

"A U.S Navy Swift boat (PCF) was hit by enemy fire and sunk in shallow water June 25 near the mouth of the Ganh Hao River off the Mekong Delta. Swift boat sailors exacted revenge later in the day when they killed 13 enemy, destroyed four bunkers…

Wall map depicting the conflict in Vietnam.

Photograph of Frederick Armbruster, Sr. on board PCF 25, possibly in Cat Lo. It appears they are transporting prisoners.

PT (Patrol Torpedo) Boat

Official Navy photograph showcasing PCFs 9, 10, 11 & 12 as they race across the harbor after being unloaded from the U.S.S. Catamount just offshore of Phu Quoc. They arrived on Christmas Eve December 24, 1965 at their new home in An Thoi.

Swift Boats, including PCF 9, alongside APL-55 (Barracks Craft) in An Thoi. On June 10, 1966, PCF Division 101 moved the base from tent camps to afloat APL-55.

Charlie Eggleston, JO3, [Journalist] receiving Navy Commendation Medal from Rear Admiral Ward. Charlie Eggleston joined the United Press International (UPI) as a photographer in Vietnam in 1966. Previously, he received two Bronze Stars for Valor,…

Audio tape taken by a Coastguardsman in CIC aboard USCG Campbell (W-32) shortly after PCF-19 went down. The first five minutes are somewhat difficult to hear as two men are talking next to the recorder. It eventually clears up after the first five…

Photograph of Office Quonset taken at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in the summer of 1968.

Photograph of Office Quonset at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

"Locals hired to clean the barracks, passing through the head area." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Photograph of inside the barracks at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

Photograph of the main drag at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968.

Photograph of Swift Boats nested at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in summer of 1968

Photograph of crane mishap on the pier at Swift Boat Base Cat Lo in the summer of 1968

"Hand painted division logo on pilot house door." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Cat Lo area scenes." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Our crew was formed at Cat Lo in October of 1968. We all volunteered to take the newly refurbished 71 boat and go to An Thoi to participate in the new Sea Lords river opps Sea Float areas of operation. Our crew and the 71 boat remained together…

"Main cabin galley area to left, aft hatch center." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Pilot house starboard to port. A.D. Brekke shown." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"The Pilot House, center left is the compass, center is the fathometer, right is the Decca Radar." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

"Main cabin from aft hatch. Brekke and Pilgrim shown." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the searches and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.

In October and part of November, 1968 while waiting for full time river opps to begin, regular Market Time patrols were conducted. This photo shows the search and checking of documents of the junk and sanpan traffic plying the off shore waters.
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