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River Division 535 Photos submitted by: Gary Holmes

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Vinh Te in January of 1970.
Why would any PBR sailor want to take down their Radar dome and put up an M60, and send half their crew ashore with VN PF/ARVN troops?
 
You say keep the radar and stay on the boat -- this part of the canal with little vegetation and rice fields. Other parts have heavy vegetation making it more interesting. One boat would setup on each bank.

Photo is from Gary Holmes River Division 535.
 
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 Vietnamese 2 Step 11-69 Pump call (R. Samples) 8-69 Sink or Swim
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Ski Vietnam Wall 1 PBR 0 1969 Routine maintenance PBR 12-69
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535 Quorum Thirty Boat - Metamorphosis FABOZ HATE
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FISH NET Vinh Te 12-69 PBR in New Jersey Color Coded 6V-S GPH PBR 727
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4 days worth of C-rats for 4 days of patrol 12-69 Dog and Pony Binh Thuy 1-70 Don Kosin (RivDiv532) and Gary Holmes (RivDiv535), buddies
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GPH - Jr. Stone 12-69 Vinh Te Barracks Bihn Thuy 2-70 Boat Captain indeed 9-25-69
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Gun cleaning 2-70 Boss Man Sunset on the river - 1969
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Dai Uy Nuoc 4-70 Water Hyacinth 8-69 Water ski RVN
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PBR SURF's UP 722 Boat Vinh Te Canal Jan 70 The locks 10-69
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SMOOTH - Vihn Te 1969 The Wall 1988 535 PBRs at Garrett County 9-69



The following images submitted by: Jimmy Hott

Hotel Patrol with River Div. 573 in Sa Dec and Tan An.

 
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60mm Naval mortar & Mk-18 Grenade Launcher Chief Walker [my Patrol Offcer]
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Boat Capt Turner, Chief Walker, Billy Keeler SN, Roger Tatro EN3 Jimmy Hott on raft.



The following images were submitted by: John Howe.

Night Firefight aboard the USS Hunterdon County (LST 838) .
   



The following images were submitted by: E.F. "Butch" Jarvinen

After Claymore Ambush
On Boat 729 Who's Who 5 Days Echo (Butch Jarvinen) and 5 Days Tango (Chief Tozer, KIA 12/29/69, Pbr 725) receiving Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry July 1969 Vinh Te Canal - Looking East, December 1969
A Tiny Creek Ambush Site 729 Side 729 Black & White
729 Black & White Tide Is Out Twins Took A Hit 535 High Tide
Map Says Water



The following images were submitted by: Jim Johansson

Stephans and me  A little after-fifty Action  Me and my M-16A-2 John Wayne
What a way to fight a war Prepare to get Under Way!  Mark II moovin' out! Mark II moovin' out!
Just where are those coordinates ?



The following images were submitted by: Lawrence Johnson

Patroling rivers (mekong delta) South Vietnam 1969 In South Vietnam with M-14 rifle - 1969 With some Vietnamese children. Can To, Vietnam, 1969 Assigned with the Marines - DaNang Vietnam, 1970. Weapon .45 cal, U.S.
Vietnamese village, South Vietnam 1969. We bought some bread, to the right of me, it was really good! Patrol River Boat 1969. Somewhere between Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) and Can To, South Vietnam. We are preparing to go into a village. In the Rice Paddies. South Vietnam 1969.
Night Patrol on the rivers (Mekong) 1969 - South Vietnam
Sending an OV-10 (Bronco) on a strike. this is 1969 at Binh Thuy, South Vietnam.
       



The following images submitted by: Ken Kalish

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River Section 523, during Tet '68. This PBR was sunk. Ken Kalish was sleeping near the after .50 when she got hit. ENS Berg was under the forward .50 mount. Two others were aboard, don't know their names. All got out OK with only minor wounds. Ken Kalish was in the water for 20 minutes before crewmembers from PBR 115 pulled him out. Notice the .51 caliber holes in the boat. River Section 523, PBR 53 in late '67, North of Purple Heart Alley,
near the MO Cai Canal. The guy with the big smile is Jean Paul, a Canadian GMG3. Don't know his last name or the names of the others.
   



Photos submitted by: Dave Kelly

My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967
My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967
My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967
My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967
My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967 My boat after fire fight June 1967



Photos submitted by: Floyd Kelly

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Helos Flying In Support MSB on Patrol 1969 Bringing Home Downed Helo
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Medavac Wounded 1971 Gun Watch on MSB33 1969 Sending MSB 31 Back to the States 1970
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On Patrol PCF Boats 1971 Floyd Kelly trying to walk the bow line between MSB 18 & 33 On patrol in PCF out of Danang 1971
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First Day in Nam Bomb at Hotel Inspecting Fishing Boats off of PCF 1971 MSB Crew #33 Boat 1969
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A PBR On Patrol
     

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