My Vietnam Experiences
The Unofficial River Section/Division 531 Home Page
As you travel through these pages, photos and stories
remember someone you know who went to Vietnam and served his or her country
with pride and dignity. Also remember that when he or she came home they were
maligned, subjected to, ridicule, harassment, and often out and out physical
assault. They were vilified by the media, anti war activists, and most painfully
by their fellow veterans and "pretend" veterans of VVAW. Despite the treatment
that created the stereotypical Vietnam Veteran as scruffy, homeless, drugged
out, suicidal, traumatized "Victims" of the War who can barely function in
society -the vast majority of Vietnam Veterans have returned to civilian
life as well adjusted and productive members of society.
This page is dedicated to all Veterans everywhere
and especially to those of the Vietnam War's
Brown Water Navy River Patrol Forces, of T.F. 116, code named
My Boat PBR 110 of River Division 531
In the Front Gun tub you see my Boat Seaman O.D.
Manning the after gun is Andy
out of view in the Coxswains Flat (under the Flag) is Luke and myself
The photo was taken in the Mekong River at Christmas time, 1968, up near the Cambodian border.
To see more just click on the links below.
More about PBRs
Vietnam War Statistics
River Section/Division 531
My Navy History
STOLEN VALOR, How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of its Heroes and its History-- Book Review
A Vietnam Perspective by Lt. General James Link, U.S. Army (Ret.)
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