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Vietnam War River Patrol - A U.S. Gunboat Captain Returns to the Mekong Delta
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Subject: Military & War
Topic: Vietnam War (1961-75)
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publication Year: 2017
Language: English
Format: Paperback


Vietnam War River Patrol

A U.S. Gunboat Captain Returns 

Richard H. Kirshen

As a 20-year-old gunboat captain and certified U.S. Navy diver in the Mekong Delta, the author was responsible for both the vessel and the lives of its crew. Ambushes and firefights became the norm, along with numerous dives--almost 300 in 18 months. Forty years after the war, he returned as a tourist. This journal records his contrasting impressions of the Delta--alternately disturbing and enlightening--as seen first from a river patrol boat, then from a luxury cruise ship.