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Photos in this section submitted by: Albert Ocanas

 

Pencil Sketches of Bill Goldman

Submitted by Al Ocanas

 

Al's Pics

Training at Mare Island Assignment to River Sction in Saigon Waiting to go home... bottom row center is Charles Doherty (from Boston). To his right is Wells

Photos in this section submitted by: Joe Oross

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Tent City when I arrived in June '66 Na Be Officer and enlisted head. Tent where I lived for a couple months before the barge arrived, with my Chief and 1st Class.
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My friend Tom and I by tents PBR docks in front of barge where MSBs were tied up Close up of PBR docks
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Seal team 1 boat (known by Charlie as the green fire monster), as you can see in this shot CB's starting to build MSB on Long Tau sweeping Me
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Sampans on the soyrap Salvage ship getting ready to raise MSB 54 in Sept 66 after it hit a mine that blew it in two 54 being raised, I was on salvage crew to raise and strip
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54 almost up 54 almost ready to make trip to Saigon for stripping Me sitting on my new assignment RPC1 in Nov 66
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Picture of RPC1 and RPC2 tied along barge My 50 mount after ambush 20 Jan 67 on the Bach Ra Dang with the 199th.  LT Jones and I both wounded. Operation called by the army as VC Quarterback Depot. Some Viet money I saved.
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Joe Oross center, Tom Reesor right and another A school buddy John Bomar who was with James Elliot Williams Sec 531 he on the 99 boat and Williams on 105. We are at the Mobile Riverine Force reunion at the Draw Bridge Inn At Fort Mitchell KY in 2004 NHA BE - June 1966. Tom Reesor at the PBR dock, at that time River Sec 533. Tom Reesor left, Joe Oross right - at Nha Be on barge.
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Tom Reesor left, Joe Oross right - at Reesor's home in KY 40 years later in 2005, still the best of buddies since Jan 66 A School, Great Lakes.
   

Photos in this section submitted by: Neil D. Ostrander

   

Pictures of Ben Keo, South Vietnam - submitted by: Harold Payne.

     
       

Pictures submitted by: John Phillips

Army boats on the Upper Saigon(Army guys thought that they had real fighting crafts) Swift Boats at the Benawah (They were behind us when we went into Cambodia) Cambodia Inc (More pictures at the Benawah)
Phu Cuong Shower & Ammo Bunker (It took me a while to get use to the Vietamese women sharing the shower with me. They would just come while I was taking a shower.) River ( We used this river to get to the Mekong when we left the Upper Saigon) Swain (Hunter threw Swain in the River for being a short timer, Sullivan is taking Pics)
Upper Saigon (What a desolate place to get supplies) Yum (Now I know why all the kids liked me, candy. Yum probably survived the take over) Anapolis (Looking out of Anapolis Hotel in Saigon, what a first impression of Vietnam)
Andrade & Phillips ( working on the twin gray marine diesels) Benawah (That what it looked like before we into Cambodia) Cambodia Moui ( I know that they had to kill him, he was too brave)
Maynard ( Sam Fielders, Kris Maynard,Wagner, Remmer, Kris Maynard was the engineman on Wagner's Boat that went into Cambodia with us but left early. Since we were the last boat back, I sure that we were unauthorized by the President's order. We went much farther that 17 miles into Cambodia) Moui would not take any bullshit from the villagers. He was a Patroit. Pete's Apple (Terry Peters threw this apple and hit Remmer in the head in the coxswain's flat, we were all deadly shots)
Phillips Remmer (Remmer is in the Coxswain's Flat) Rung Sat (Do you remember this old sunken french ship in the rung sat) Saigon Harbor
Thomas Winkless Wagner & Yum Yum
     

Photos submitted by: Moe Podoba

River Security ASPB Patrol - Ca Mau Area Uncovered B40 Rockets - The Local Homemade Version ISB Ca Mau - Corner Bunker & Laundry Drying Day on Barb-wire
ISB Ca Mau View from Watchtower - 1971 ISB Initial Base Opening - River's Edge View View from Coxan's Area - PBR
ISB Ca Mau 1971 at 75% Complete ISB Ca Mau - Tower, Blast Walls & Ammo Bunker ISB CaMau -Ditched Plane Fuselage
PBR Patrol Return At Binh Thuy PBRs At Binh Thuy Patrol Returning back to Binh Thuy 1970
Moe Podoba River Ferry - View From ASPB Binh Thuy Boat Repair Shacks - 1970
Patrol Returning Back to Binh Thuy 1970 Typical ISB CaMau - Bunker Binh Thuy Boat Repair Staging/Storage Area
     

The following images submitted by:David L. Potter

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Helo on the deck of USS Garrett County (LST-786). David L. Potter has the mail bag over his shoulder. Other people are not known. USS Jennings County USS Garrett County (LST-786)
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Flight Quarters aboard USS Garrett County (LST-786) Seawolves ready to assist PBRs in firefight. David L. Potter is LSE. 3 unknown crewmen aboard USS Garrett County (LST-786) 2 unknown crewmen aboard USS Garrett County (LST-786)
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Seal Support Boat near USS Garrett County (LST-786) David L. Potter aboard USS Garrett County (LST-786) David L. Potter in an "Off Duty" moment.
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MK I PBR Alongside USS Garrett County after damage in a firefight. MK I PBR Being hauled aboard MK I PBR Almost out of the water
     

Pictures submitted by: M.R. Phillips (Buddy)

Buddy Wilson, Ted Hudson, Buddy Phillips and Steve Carpenter Boat Capt. Olsen (top left), Geroge Gerrish(?) in middle, M. R. Phillips top right and Steve Carpenter

Buddy Phillips (top-right), Steve Carpenter (bottom-right) Anyone know the names of the others in this photo? Email GW President

The following images submitted by: R. Richeson

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GMG3 Larry Eugene Richeson
 
Assigned to River Section 514 and possibly River Section 554, arrived in Vietnam in March 1968. He died of a heart attack at home September 11, 2001. Family looking for anyone who knew him. Make entry on Gamewardens Forum or email The Webmaster.
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    Naval Inshore Operations Training Center
PBR Class #48, 1968
 

The following images submitted by: Gene Roemhildt - River Division 543

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Neil Spannier EN2 & Boat Capt. Herschel Fowler BM1 Gene Roemhildt BM3 with M79 Eric Tuller and Boat Capt. Laurence (Rabbit) Landcaster PBR43. We had to take the canopy & mast down to make it under a bridge coming back from Hoi Anh Glen Johnson EMFN In-between patrols
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Monkey & Marble Mountain South of Da Nang I was sitting on the forward gun mount when it was blown up by a VC swimmer 1/26/70 On Patrol Every time you see this guy he was eating! He was the hungriest VN we had!
Heart Attack Alley - Click for closeup PBR 47 - Click for closeup PBR 47 - Click for closeup CO and XO - Click for closeup
Heart Attack Alley PBR 47 was on the other side of the pier. Jim Wiles was blown into the water unhurt. On patrol with PBR 47. CO & XO LT Jones & LT McClure
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Mike Wiley, Jim Wiles & Eric Tuller on PBR 43 at AO Hoi Anh. Pieces All Over The Boat Captain of 91 was Jimmie Lambert. Standing alongside him was Richard Rounds. River Division 593 boats on day of turnover to Vietnamese Navy on 6/30/70. At Cho Doc at the time.
Submitted by Fred Languell - River Division 593
       

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