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Records, Research & Resources


Military Records Holdings in St. Louis, Missouri (WWI-Present)

Military Records Holdings in Washington, D.C. (Revolutionary War-1912)

Overview of Records at the National Archives Relating to Military Service

Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax from the National Archives

State Archives (State Militia Records)



Links to military reference material, military history and research, and to specific topics from the National Archives

Vietnam War Bibliography by Edwin E. Moise (Copyright © 1996, 2002, 2003, 2005, Edwin E. Moïse)



Books Authored by or about Swift Boat Sailors

Between the Letters written by Sonny & Barbara Barber (Link 2-Bookbaby)

The Bridges of Vietnam: From the Journals of a U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer written by Fred L. Edwards, Jr.

Cat Lo: Memoir of Invincible Youth written by Virgil Erwin

Confession to a Deaf God Memoir of a Mekong River Rat written by Gary R. Blinn

Firefight on Vietnam Brown Water Navy written by Lynn Salsi

Still on Patrol written by William Henry Inabnett

Swift Boat Down: The Real Story of the Sinking of PCF-19 written by James Steffes

Through the Water and the Fire: A Swift Boat Sailor's Story by Charles Hunt

War on the Rivers:  Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta written by Weymouth D. Symmes

White Water, Red Hot Lead: On Boad U.S. Navy Swift Boats in Vietnam written by Dan Daly


Educational Tools

*Coming Soon


Websites associated with Swift Boat Sailors and their Service

Coastal Squadron One Swift Boat Crew Directory (Owned & Operated by Lawrence J. Wasikowski)

Maritime Museum San Diego

Patrol Craft Fast - A Tour on board a Swift Boat, Vietnam

Swift Boat Sailors Association

Task Force 116