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U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships In Vietnam
VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with
military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based
on military records.
Brown Water LST
Washtenaw was one of many LST's serving on the muddy brown rivers of
Vietnam's Mekong Delta. LST - Landing Ship, Tank; MSS - Minesweeper,
Rick's Brown Water Navy Page
I was a Naval Operations Center
watchstander for River Division 552 in Tra Cu, Vietnam in 1969/70 - I
was only 18 at the time. Another lifetime ago. I was stationed in Tra Cu
for 9 months. I was transfered to support the PBR Mobile Base 2 in Tan
An for 2 months and then to Headquarters of operation Giant Slingshot in
Ben Luc for a month.
Mobile Riverine Force, Brown Water Navy, Vietnam, Mekong Delta
There has never been anything before or after my Vietnam experience that
will ever compare with the intensity of facing the enemy in frontline
combat. I have attempted to recreate that type of adrenaline flow by
doing some pretty crazy things. I've never come close to matching it.
Vietnam has placed an indelible mark upon my soul and it is most
difficult to erase.
The Vietnam war
impacted a generation. These are the stories and pictures of one
sailor's experiences in that war. Hopefully, along the way I'll
provide you information on the little known, yet valuable contributions
to the war effort by "The Brown Water Navy."
The Gamewardens of Vietnam Association,
Official Home of Task Force 116
continuously operating Vietnam group in the United States
Dedicated to all who were in, or in support of
Task Force 116(Operation Gamewarden),
and ALL Brown Water Sailors
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