Glad I found this site, I was Navy Brown Water, Did 2 tours in the Delta during TET , I was station in Siagon/Danang/ Hue/ and most of the Delta , I was assigned to the 3rd Marine 2nd as a PBR driver for some of the 3rd that were going up river and Larrp Teams and Seals and places that we were never in:) and was a Boatswains Mate E5 , Had 2 hits 1 the first over and then 1 the second over. One thru the right side Hip out the left side of Hip, Then the second got it in the back with shrap , They told me I couldn't stay over there or go back so I got out and went into the Government, And I am retired from them, Work USFS and then into Customs and then back to US Forest Service, Smoke Jumper/Firefighter/Assistant FMO for they realized my age group , Put in 34 years with the Gov.
I was Rotated on different Boats when someone either got killed or shot, I trained new Crews that were new to country, Still keep in touch with most of us left out there, But we are getting fewer and fewer , I feel like the WW II and Korean Vets do now, There is a death of a Veteran everyday in my Generation and I am a Member of the VFW also which I stopped doing Funerals ,. But I still put Flags on the Grave sites every Year in my Local area,
To all My Brown Water Crews Welcome Home. Hope there is some here in this Group.