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The following images submitted by: Ralph Christopher, MM3 aboard YRBM-21.

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Front gate Advance Tactical Support Base Ben Keo 1970 Vam Co Dong River. Tay Ninh Province. Built with Genuine Stolen Parts. Smitty, Ralph, Thiel On watch at Front gate. Puppy base mascot dubbed Case and A-Half; cost us a case and a half of sea rats. Mortar pit and ammunition bunker. We kept our 60's and 81mm busy nightly. Unloading fuel for boats, center of base.
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Look-out tower, complete with radio, 60's and starlight scope. command bunker underneath. Base deuce and a half. Galley barge on left. American berthing on right. Ben Keo, the village, outside of base. Ben Keo was attacked three times in the summer 1970, killing two VC sapper swimmers. We turned base over in October of 1970. I returned in October of 2000. Base, loading dock for rice. Village still there. YRBM 21 repair and berthing non-propelled vesel. Upper Mekong River. Mouth of Grand Canal, two miles to Cambodian border. An Long Village.
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LT Eldon J. Fry, OinC NSA Det YRBM 21 presents a Letter of commendation to EMFN Ken Dunwoody on 27 November 1970. Last Chance Saloon. Swift Boat patrolling Cambodian Border MKII being returned to water. WO Backus in charge of 70 engineering personnel. Port side second deck look-out spot. Light 50 Cal. Log carrying explosives intercepted April 1970. Stab boat.
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LCM with 21. Two seawolves on deck. OD shack to left. Seawolf, alarm went off when US in trouble. Five engineering R/L Church, Walzak, Ralph, Rick and Starke. Church and Rick modified engines. Best mechanics I ever knew. Two of 21's boats with two Boatswain Mates.
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Clowning around. Ships clerk center left. Pulling barge from ATSB Phuoc Xuyen, Plain of Reeds, dust. Carrying generator to Fire Base.
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Seals returning Night Ambush Stab boat Tangos Grand Canal. ATSB Ben Luc. Morning of Cambodian Invasion. First wave Mekong River Minesweepers.
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80,000 refugees evacuated Grand Canal from Phnom Penh. Me and the boys. Fire base above AnLong, Mekong River. Bridge over entrance of Grand Canal. Stab boats.
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Monitor escort, Peace. A well equipped sailor, Pina. Towing supplies, Plain of Reeds. Cooling down.
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Lunch is almost hot. Village base. YRBM-21
     

Photos submitted by: David Clouse

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Sunset B-40 damage to 140 boat B-40 damage to 140 boat
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B-40 damage to 140 boat Canal into My Tho Entrance to USN Compound in My Tho
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Bad guy got caught Across the street from Carter Billet My Tho Garden behind and below Carter Billet
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OIC Riv Div 532 LT George Steffencavage Side street My Tho Side street My Tho
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Hooch-maid Carter Billet PAC-V near Dong Tam PAC-V near Dong Tam
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BMC Jones & unknown CPO Nuc Mong Factory My Tho river Café across from USN compound My Tho
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VN Navy base next to the park in My Tho Village between My Tho & Dong Tam Nuc Mong Factory My Tho river
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VN Navy Monitor Hooch-maid CPO Qtrs My Tho PBR 750 [Copy of USN photo]
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PBR's at pier GMG2 Laretta, BM1 Walker, EN2 Hoopaugh MM1 G. Moss / unknown Wounded VN, maybe VC
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Wounded VN, maybe VC Wounded VN, maybe VC Downtown in My Tho
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US Army LRRP team Wounded VN, maybe VC Wounded VN, maybe VC
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Downtown in My Tho Downtown in My Tho Downtown in My Tho
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CPO Clouse SN Luckett SN Wacasey VN Deserter VN Deserter
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Heading home Office staff My Tho Office staff My Tho
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One Hell of a Crew Making music. Sweet sounds. Making music. Sweet sounds.
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Office staff My Tho Office staff My Tho My Tho mess cook and her kids
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Well equipped PBR Ming, he was VN special ops type LTJG K. Nelson, senior patrol officer
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MM1 Moss, EN3 Weaz Morgan, unkown, unknown Pulling out for repair MM1 Gary Moss
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All the good stuff All the good stuff All the good stuff
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Crew unknown Base Maintenance CPO Pier My Tho
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SN Wacasey / unknown Deep in thought Fish traps
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Marketplace My Tho 532 Maintenance officer CWo EN3 Weaz Morgan
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Ham Luong River BM1 Ray Walker, SN Mike Wacasey Ham Luong River
After "TET" of 68. Chopper was shot down and brought back to USS Hunterdon County.

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