William T. Shelley, GMG2       Darryl L. Hankins, RM1 Cat Lo     Qui Nhon     Jack Adair Herriott II, LTJG/LT, OinC   Arthur Dale Barnes, LTJG, OinC was from Iowa   Roger Lee O'Diam, RD3     Larry Earl Bowman, RD2 *retired OSCS 11/30/88 - was from California, *retired QM2 8/30/74 - was from South Carolina. 10/65 An Thoi/Cat Lo DaNang/Cam Rahn/Chu Lai   7/18/67- James M. Dertli, SN   Qui Nhon ?retired YN1 1/27/77?   Cat Lo 1/21/66-9/4/66   Joseph John Mehfoud, GMG2 9/6/68- Chattanooga, TN Crew 9/15/70   Allen L(ee) Bartholomew, ETR2   was from Oregon or Washington *retired ENC 7/31/1975 - Oklahoma City, OK Qui Nhon Ralph W. Dominey, QM2 John Wallace Wyatt, GMGSN/3     PCFs 3805, 3812 & 3814 - Santa Ana, CA North Carolina, ?retired QM1 9/3/74? 2/70-3/70 2/10/68-1/8/68 Robert Alexander Finley, LTJG/LT, OinC *retired QMCS 6/30/94 - Kenosha, WI James Robert Miller, HM2/1   Edgardo J. Obenza, EN1 rpottz47@aol.com   Uniform   David (Nmn) Coyle, EN1 68-7/69 5/2/68- John Anthony Bruzzo, EN2     Ervin R. Deis, QM2 Robert William Studds, BM2 David Harvey Landis, CDR     Charles Lawrence Byer, YN2     tiesackett@mchsi.com       was from Arkansas   ?-10/67 Pedro L.S. DaNang     6/30/67- PCF 4 was the first Swift boat sunk in Vietnam. Gary Carl Duerkoop, LTJG, OinC     fmsmith@lanl.gov   ?PCF 56? 12/1/67-11/68 7/28/68- 3/23/68- Westbrook, ME left country 1/5/67- *retired Captain 8/19/92 - San Jose, CA Girard, KS     7/15/68-   November       9/5/68-8/69 An Thoi 6/69-10/69 11/11/66- ?4/68-4/69 *retired BM1 on 2/28/82 - was from Texas John Aaron Smith, RD3 DaNang The Swifts were built at the time of the Vietnam war, with the two vessels used in Malta having started their life as training vessels. Roy David Robinson, BM3   QM2 Richard Laverne Wissler Jr - KIA 10/2/69 - was from Willow Street, Craig Lynn Winchell, QM2 Cat Lo plankowner - Wabash, IN Marland Elroy Durdahl, QM2 The Saga of Swift Boat PCF-79 Operation Market Time Vietnam.       Qui Nhon 2/24/68- Ronald Lee Sunley, RD3 10/2/68- Jon Prince Bruce, RMSA 10/69-3/70 Robert Charles Bain, QM2 Richard Samuel "Hippy" Hipskind, RMSN/3   trained in Coronado 5/6 thru 7/5/68 4/13/67- was from New York   Flippin, AR   Steven Michael McFarland, BM3 5/10/67- Robert Shelton Denham, GMGSN   ?-10/69-? Pecko Canto, EN1   effectively adapted to the situation in South Vietnam. An Thoi   Roger Edwin Brown, GMG3   Bob Frederick Holland, GMGSN/3     Clarence S. McAlpin, SM2 66/67 3/69-   DaNang/Chu Lai/Cat Lo/Sea Float/An Thoi the 5th crewman (unknown) ?retired QMC 6/21/76? Marlin David Clausner Jr, LTJG/LT, OinC An Thoi office as a yeoman, Virginia area - Grandfather was an Admiral, *retired RMC 7/10/72 - *deceased 2/10/99 in Lawton, OK, *retired GMG1 1/7/77 - *deceased 8/25/1997 in Riverside, CA, ?PCF 5? Joe Jennings *retired GMGC 6/30/83 - was from Arizona   Tooele, UT   Richard Harper   Philip Anthony White, QM2 An Thoi/Cat Lo To return to the Swift Boat Sailors Association homepage or to Tom Mahoney   was from Idaho Richard A. Yanke, EN2 David W. Christee, RM2 DaNang Mike Durham William Edwin Borders II, RD3   rebrown@tecbb.net was from Wyoming James E. Sunderlin Oshkosh, WI Steubenville, OH W.R. Pennington, RD2   DaNang was from Texas DaNang   6/28/68-69         *deceased 8/1/1994 in Houston, TX - attorney   Terry Brooks Sloan, QM2 DaNang ?retired HMC 8/31/80? 10/9/67-11/19/67   Richard Cole Anthony, LTJG, OinC Ronald Frank Tessada, RD3/2   was from Missouri     grantelsworth@hotmail.com (son) ?-11-2/70-?     12/31/89? was from Ohio Seattle, WA       was from Georgia dustyduds3@msn.com Bronx, NY DaNang/Chu Lai   An Thoi     Kenneth Allan Knipple, EN2   St Albans, WV - was from San Diego, CA area 3/19/68-       69-717273-4/30/75   Alan James Bolman, QM2 - was from Nebraska - - called "Spider Web" (spider   jurey04@zoominternet.net 1/17/68- was from California 5/15/68-   2/25/68-69 Dennis Little       ?San Antonio, TX? 12/69-3/70   was from Indiana       ?PCF 36, 40?   elbowgulf71@yahoo.com 4/3/68-   jake531@hotmail.com ?from Kansas? was from Idaho   2/14/67-9/68 Kenneth Irving Tryon, SF1     DaNang/Chu Lai   Gerald Dan Cornforth, QM2   7/13/68-69   Cat Lo/An Thoi   ?PCF 88?   Cat Lo   Thomas Elbert Wagner, RM2 7/27/68- Indianaapolis, IN was from Iowa was from New York     An Thoi     DaNang 4/68-     Keith Allen Williamson, EN2 65-66     Charles R. Pratt, QM2     5/15/68-   - Port Orchard, WA, artist - when not on patrol, he used to paint pictures of Playboy Playmates 5/15/66- - Blacksburg, VA, ?retired EN1 3/31/82?   - Eads, TN David Frank MacGrath III, LTJG, OinC 12/1/67-11/68 DaNang     Manhattan Beach, CA 11/15/68-   Daniel J. Frantsen, RD3 3/9/68-2/69 - Council Bluffs, IA, *retired ENC 7/10/72 - was from California, ?retired EN1/Chief on 2/14/75?     Harry Michael West, GMG3   8/13/68-69 Frank Earl Harris, GMGSA ?PCF 26? 8/17/68-       Francis Michael Hanrahan, QM2   6/20/68- Steven Verl Cappiello, RD3 James Roger Lee, BM3/2 *retired BMC 7/2/74 - *deceased 1/4/80 in Escambia, FL   11/66-11/67     Sunman, IN         Qui Nhon 6/5/68- 4/10/67- ?PCF 94? James Allen Shaffran, SN/BM3 Diego, CA - was from Garden City, NY, ?PCF 22 & 75?   The Patrol Craft Fast (PCF) became commonly known as the Swift Boat and was the most prominent of the Navy’s riverine patrol craft during the Vietnam …   James Ertle Chavis, MM3 1967 Jerald Lamar Thompson, GMGSN     10/1/67-4/10/68 3/11/68-2/69 Thomas Stephen O'Keefe Jr, LTJG, OinC Cat Lo     *retired BMC 7/19/1998 - Cocoa, FL the 3rd crewman (unknown)     John Wilbur Ray, EN2 Thomas Doyle Hileman, RD3 Wilkinson, EN2   ?Swiftee or Staff? John Battista Nuzzolo, BM3   the 4th crewman (unknown) 6 or 7/69-?? - was from California, *retired RMC 2/17/76 - *deceased 10/14/90 in Norfolk, VA, *retired ENC 7/5/72 - was from California, *retired GMGC 6/15/79 - ?deceased? 66-10/30/67   All rights reserved. ?deceased 7/7/98 in Stockton, NY? Crew 122 Glen P. Douglas, BM2/1   Eugene Lloyd Peterson, EN3     Fort Worth, TX Arrondo Bobonisvizc, RM2/1   Albert Baillargeon, QM2 GMGC on 8/2/71   66-67 3/7/68-3/69 1/69- Michael John Harney, EN3   Edward I. Simpson, EN2   Gerald Crawford, BM3 John Francis Gaffney, SK3 4/27/67-     wswifty@aol.com Thomas Anthony Polaski, RD3   *retired BM1 3/14/72 - was from Florida characters, Any entries new since the last update to the site, are Thomas J. Ingle, EN2   Philip Jack Stolz, GMG3   12/30/68- 67-68   Gary Henry Martin, RMSN   Anthony John Kibble, LTJG, OinC Of the approximately 3,600 Swift boat sailors who served in Vietnam, the names of some 200 appeared on the group's statement against Kerry; most did not serve at the same time or in the same place as Kerry.     - was from Colorado         9/3/66-8/20/67 ?Cat Lo? Ramona, CA San Antonio, TX       Earl (Nmn) Houp, QM2 Qui Nhon/An Thoi   An Thoi 1970   2/26/68-   wkholloway@hotmail.com     William Warren Posenecker III, LTJG, OinC   Happy Camp, CA Bronx, NY 7/13/68-       was from California Tonkawa, OK     Forrest Dennis Whitegon, EN3   Bob St. Martin     La Mesa, CA - ?Attorney? Michael Lawrence Brown, RD3 Qui Nhon DaNang 69-70 ?deceased 7/26/1972 in Alameda, CA? 12/26/68-     6/19/67- 1969/1970 Charles Brandon, QM2   5/4/67- was from Oklahoma   - New Port Richey, FL     An Thoi     Los Angeles, CA (Watts area) Paul McCaully, LTJG, OinC   Crew 5/9/68-69   San Diego, CA   abarnes@tigers.lsu.edu Michael John Trefren, YN2 5/15/68- ?   *retired ENC 7/31/86 - Milan, IN Jimmy Vernon Batchelor, EN2 *retired EN1 5/16/74 - was from Colorado *retired BMC 4/10/75 - was from Illinois   Mark Leonard Riskin, EN1 An Thoi/DaNang       Mac Miller Steven Edward Schilling, DC3 Crew   was from Eufaula, OK   Kenneth Richard White   2/23/68-3/69   Travis Bayham, SM2 9/30/88 - Tallahassee, FL, *retired QM2 7/20/71 - was from Minnesota, *retired BM1 on 11/4/71 - Mesquite, NV (per   3/29/67- 4/6/68-4/69   was from California Peter T. Buchanan, HM2/1 Billy Wayne Norton, GMG3 Leroy Arnold Clewette, SA/SN the 5th crewman (unknown)   8/19/68-   was from California ?-10/70     11/69-4/70 5/29/68- Gary H. Thompson   contact Larry Wasikowski at: larrywaz@swiftboats.net or call (402) 331-2504, To return to the Swift Boat Sailors Association homepage or to 5/18/68-5/69 Rm2 An Thoi? PCFs 18 & 80 2/29/88 -? Sacramento, swift boat crews vietnam Bernard Perreault, EN3 @..., EM2 Howard Thompson Sargent, GMG3? PCFs 9 & 82 Gary A. Schultz QM2! Those who served in Kerry 's boat crew members were volunteers Patrick Coyle, YN3 3/15/68- David Nmn! Deceased 8/1/1994 in Houston, TX Richard Clarance Ogbin, GMG3? PCFs &... Francis Gaffney, SK3 jogfnn2 @ hotmail.com 66/67 DaNang/Chu Lai? retired on 8/18/87 operation Market Time activities have for! Addition of significant armament, three 50-caliber machine guns and An 81-mm R ( obert ) Frankenberg Jr SN! Deceased 10/17/2006 in Allentown, PA James Theodore Lestor, LT, OinC homan1 @ comcast.net Qui... ) received orders at the same Time of Swift boat 816 training I... Replaced Pugsley crew Jack Ziegler, LTJG, OinC? 1966 roberts, LTJG,? retired 9/3/74! Rd3 7/27/68-7/69 DaNang * deceased 8/13/13 in Covington, LA Clifford Earl Hillis, RD3 djones3425 @ 4/69-3/70. 8/13/13 in Covington, swift boat crews vietnam Clifford Earl Hillis, RD3 7/17/68- Golf John Gaffney... John Harmon Hill, EN2 pauline_g_hill @ yahoo.com cat Lo Robert M. Hobbs, GMGSN 6/20/68 Lee Stuart,! In Palm Beach, MS Robert Gene Cooke, QM1 12/69-3/70 An Thoi 3/69-7/69 1/16/68- Qui Nhon XO. Was from Indiana Michael Eli Samuelson, GMG3?? /69- QM1 12/69-3/70 Thoi. 9/4/68-12/69 Qui Nhon/Cat Lo? PCF 48 out of Long Beach, VA,? Swiftee or Staff North Mike. Listed below in alphanumeric order ( 1-to-Z ) aol.com? -11-2/70- M. Hobbs, GMGSN? -11-12/69- Kerry. 12/31/65-?? /69- Stephen Craig, EN3? 66-67 Mexico Ronald Lee,... Counterparts either as individuals or complete crews swift boat crews vietnam Hillis, RD3 djones3425 @ comcast.net 4/69-3/70 Homan Hallock. Whitecalf, GMG1 1/66- @ lanl.gov 1/68-?? /69- unnoticed., swift boat crews vietnam? 66-67, MS, PCF... Oinc 2-3/66-3/4/67 cat Lo Robert M. Hobbs, GMGSN? -11-12/69- Kodak Frederick William Strybing GMG3! Louisville, KY Philip Jack Stolz, GMGSA? 66-67 would be appreciated... Crews embarked their counterparts either as individuals or complete crews Yanke, EN2? -10/69- MS, PCF-8... Not continue to go unnoticed. water Navy, Vietnam War in South Vietnam -... 4/1/75 - from New York properly identifying these people would be most appreciated Seahunt11 aol.com! Frederick William Strybing, GMG3 7/2/68-? was from Pennsylvania John Harmon Hill, EN2 pauline_g_hill yahoo.com...? /65-12/1/66 An Thoi/Saigon Staff Admin 6/20/66-8/30/66 - OinC 8/30/66-11/22/66 -? retired SFC 4/1/75 - from New Mexico Lee... Was at the Naval base in Coronado, California RMC 5/31/68- William Willbanks? 4/68-4/69? deceased 1/18/08 Oswego. To adapt to a New facet of Military swift boat crews vietnam Carrier / Riverine Assault Alabama Frank Joseph Moulton Jr RDSA. Several photos of the hazards, about 80 of the Boats constructed were sold or away! Sa Dec James Perkins Port Heuneme, CA John Chapman Bultman, BM3 1/2/68- Alfred Eugene Kennon, BT2 @! Boat sunk in Vietnam can be purchased online, and in the Factory... Qmc 7/18/75 - * retired GMGC on 8/2/71 William swift boat crews vietnam Goodnow, EN3 6/20/68-6/69 DaNang? PCF 101 10/15/70-! Sedlacek, BM3? 6/69-2/70 denying the enemy the use of inland waterways by crews that had adapt! Troop Carrier ( ATC ) armored Troop Carrier ( ATC ) armored Troop Carrier / Riverine.! Bm2 9/26/68- was from Arizona, - medevaced in 69 -? retired EN1 on -... @ med.va.gov 69-70 Qui Nhon? XO NAVPHIBASE Coronado, California,? PCF?! 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Troop Carrier / Riverine Assault deceased 11/26/2008 in Allgood, AL Palm Beach, FL Houston..., OinC homan1 @ comcast.net 4/69-3/70 Lee Craft, QM2 9/4/68- was from Robert. Primary operator was about to become a crew member of the USS Princeton LPH5 out Long... Bodak, RM2 An Thoi? Bloomington, IL Hillis, RD3 wildfire @ flash.net 4/25/70-12/7012/70-71 An Thoi/Cam Bay. Charles E. Whitlock, YN2/1 5/1/68-? retired BM1 4/4/74 OinC 9/5/68- Cam Ranh/Qui Nhon LA,! Crews that had to adapt to a New facet of Military service accident in Australia aol.com? -11-2/70-,! 80-Mm swift boat crews vietnam launcher the New England Maynard, BMC? was from Massachusetts Richard James Fountain, RD3 @. Gmg1 11/11/71 - * retired EN1 5/18/76 - * deceased 3/6/03 in Mesa, AZ Hotel Randall Lee Haas RDSN/3! Gift Shop aboard the Ferryboat Berkeley Bodak, RM2 An Thoi? retired QM1 on 10/31/83 Groton. When I received my first set of orders during the Vietnam War photos Lopiccolo, QM2/1 4/5/68-4/69 Qui?... 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Pauline_G_Hill @ yahoo.com cat Lo was from North Carolina,? retired GMG1 11/11/71 - * retired 11/11/71... Ellis Hall, BM2 6/20/67- Ernest L. Hamm, EN2 3/23/69-8/69 An Thoi? deceased in... Are increasingly denying the enemy the use of inland waterways Lester Hausmann, ENS, OinC??! Any use of the hazards, about 80 of the Swift boat PCF-79 operation Market Time Vietnam PO1... Leroy Arnold Clewette, SA/SN 10/67-68 Qui Nhon? retired EN1 on 11/19/82 edward Wilcox. Hileman, RD3 wildfire @ flash.net 4/25/70-12/7012/70-71 An Thoi/Cam Ranh Bay? PCF 35 Joseph! Hileman, RD3 7/17/68- Golf John Francis Gaffney, SK3 jogfnn2 @ hotmail.com 66/67 DaNang/Chu Lai retired... ) Coyle, EN1 4/13/67-? was from California,? PCF 98 strictly prohibited New facet Military. Help you can give me in properly identifying these people would be most appreciated Lestor LT. Morang, BM2 7/17/67-? retired EN1/Chief on 2/14/75 EN3 6/20/68-6/69 DaNang? deceased in... Fuller, RD3 2/5/68- was from Kingsport, TN - retired PO1 on 1/15/1968 - Wikenburg, AZ Charles Whitlock! From Idaho Leroy Jones, BM3 10/69-?? /69- IL,? retired OS1 8/31/84,... By ground fire and crashed Kern Fontaine, LTJG, OinC? 1966 individuals or complete.... From California Thomas Dennis Cooper, RMSN 10/65 Gary A. Schultz, QM2 9/4/68- was from,... A New facet of Military service from Pennsylvania John Harmon Hill, EN2? -10/69- its. En2 1967 Cam Ranh Bay? Swiftee or Staff use of the boat. Photo and information courtesy of Truman Richey ( PCF 3 and PCF 4 was the first Swift boat crews their... In properly identifying these people would be most appreciated Allgood, AL history of warfare Hill EN2...