Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Skuce 34B2

Dublin Core

Title

Skuce 34B2

Subject

LC: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Description

"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 and the boat ran onto the river bank near the ambush site. It was repeatedly hit by enemy fire until it caught fire. The war load and fuel caused the boat to be completely destroyed. The crew abandoned the boat and formed a defensive perimeter until they could be extracted. Five were killed and many wounded." - Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2

Backside of letter written home by Darryl S. Skuce, GMG2 at the time of the incident.

Creator

Darryl S. Skuce

Publisher

Swift Boat Sailors Memorial

Date

Circa 1969

Rights

There are no known restrictions on the photographs/videos in the Darryl S. Skuce Collection. Credit for the photographs shall be used and given to Darryl S. Skuce.

Format

.jpg

Type

Document

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

letter

Files

Citation

Darryl S. Skuce, “Skuce 34B2,” Swift Boat Sailors Memorial, accessed November 22, 2017, http://swiftboatsailorsmemorial.com/items/show/1433.