RiverVet - Don Blankenship's site about River Boats in Vietnam

The Navy also had PCF's (Patrol Craft, Fast, also known as Swift Boats) which principally patrolled the coastal waters from Vietnam's border with Cambodia in the South China sea all the way up South Vietnam's eastern coast to the Demilitarized Zone which separated the North and South. In addition to patrolling the coastal waters, these boats made periodic raids …

Mobile Riverine Force | Vietnam War | Fandom

History of the PBR in Vietnam River Patrol The great strategic and economic importance of South Vietnam's extensive inland waterways made it clear from the beginning of the war that the Navy would be in the front rank of the allied forces. Laced by 3,000 nautical miles of rivers, canals, and smaller streams, the fertile Mekong Delta south of Saigon, where the largest …

The Essential Role of Navy PBR Boats in the Vietnam War

The U.S. Navy deployed a variety of small boats to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, but perhaps the best known of these is the river patrol boat. The "patrol boat: riverine," or Navy PBR, was the first watercraft built for the so-called brown water navy in Vietnam. During the height of the conflict, Navy personnel scouted the rivers and canals of …

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U.S. Navy Riverine and Coastal Warfare - TF, Squadron, Division and Section Insignia, Logo and Patch. BLUEJACKET.COM . U.S. Navy Riverine and Coastal Warfare Unit Insignia Click on graphic to enlarge Task Force / Flotilla: TF-115 River Patrol Force Market Time Force: TF-115 Coastal Surveillance Force: TF-116 River Patrol Force: TF-116 River Patrol Flotilla 5: TF-116 …

1966-1967 Operations Summary – The Mobile Riverine Force ...

On 4 January 1967 River Assault Squadron NINE deployed for Combat Operations in the Republic of Vietnam. The newly formed squadron was under the command of LCDR C. L. HOROWITZ who had a staff of three (3) officers and nine (9) enlisted men. In the first month of combat operations the squadron was to utilize only one of the two River Assault Divisions …

Brown Water Navy in Vietnam - Naval Historical Foundation

The River Patrol Force was established on 18 December 1965, and for the remaining years of the war, Navy patrol boats were a common sight on the waters of Vietnam. Their mission was broad and covered a number of contingencies. The infrastructure of Vietnam was devoid of superhighways and sophisticated rail systems, thus waterways served as a …

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US Navy RIVER ASSAULT SQUADRON 13 Vietnam War Patch | …

All assault craft used by RAS 13 were designed with this basic mission in mind.

TIL that some RIVRON sailors are able to wear berets. : navy

Crossett wore a ceremonial River Patrol Black Beret, which was awarded to him by the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association during his tour with RIVRON 1. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael R. Hinchcliffe/Released) Also... "forest green" uniforms...? 37 Continue this thread level 1 · 4 yr. ago

Black Beret - Brownwater Vietnam Veterans

And rather than the traditional white hat, they wore the distinctive head gear that only those who served with the River Patrol Force were permitted to wear. These sailors proudly wore the Black Beret" Gunner,Yes, some SF wear the black beret, but they wear their service badge on the left. PBR sailors badge is on the right sideof their beret.

PBR's - Don Blankenship's site about River Boats in Vietnam

History of the PBR in Vietnam River Patrol The great strategic and economic importance of South Vietnam's extensive inland waterways made it clear from the beginning of the war that the Navy would be in the front rank of the allied forces. Laced by 3,000 nautical miles of rivers, canals, and smaller streams, the fertile Mekong Delta south of Saigon, where the largest …

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Vietnam Era US Navy Airborne Riggers Squadron Patch. Availability: In stock. $175.00. Vietnam Era USN US Navy Squadron Patch VP-4 Patrol. Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30), the "Pro's Nest," is the U.S. Navy's Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). Operating with detachments at shore facilities and from harbors in South …

Navy Flying Units" - Air War Vietnam

Air War Vietnam - History of Navy Units that flew in SEA : Navy Flying Units. and. Flying Related Units. in. SEA . If you have material on any Flying Unit please consider sending it to the webmaster for inclusion on the site. Updates to the Unit Pages will be ongoing. CVW: Navy Air Wings. CVW-1: CVW-2: CVW-3: CVW-5: CVW-6: CVW-7: CVW-8: CVW-9: CVW-10: CVW …

Military beret - Wikipedia

The use of beret-like headgear as a civilian headdress dates back hundreds of years, an early example being the Scottish Blue Bonnet, which became a de facto symbol of Scottish Jacobite forces in the 16th and 17th centuries. Berets themselves were first used as a military headdress in the 1830s during the First Carlist War in Spain, where they were said to have been imported …

River Assault Squadron-15 (RIVRON-15) - U.S. Navy Records ...

Find River Assault Squadron-15 (RIVRON-15), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117) unit information, patches, operation history, veteran photos and more on TogetherWeServed.com. TWS is the largest online community of Veterans existing today and is a powerful Veteran locator. If you served in River Assault Squadron-15 (RIVRON-15), USN …

Vietnam Headgear - Indochina Militaria

the us naval paramedic rescue team no. 1 was the team responsible for training all of the sere personal of the us navy's helicopter combat support squadron no. 7, also known as hc-7. this south vietnamese 3 piece constructed maroon wool beret is complete with the original plastic sweat shield, un-cut ties and the foil tailor's and size labels. attached to the beret is a nice …

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Vtg Vietnam Era Camouflage Beret 2 Pc Navy River Assault ...

First beret has the Navy PBR 13 patch and a size sticker inside that may have been from maker Hiep Thanh; it has 2 cracks or separations to the vinyl band and the back ribbons are gone. Second beret has no identifying patches or labels; the cellophane in interior shield is half-gone and remainder is brittle.

navy beret medallion showing you were on river squadron 23

While in Vietnam he served with River Assault Squadron 13 – River Assault Division 132 onboard T-132-1 from April 1968 to April 1969. John served in the Navy for 28+ years. He was living in Bon Aqua, TN at time of his passing. You may contact the Family C/O his wife: Darlene, 7084 Hwy 100, Bon Aqua, TN 37025-1384 – (615) 804-5415.

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River Patrol Insignia of the United States Navy(Vietnam) 1966-1972 . Authored by: Scott Kraska & Stephen Kirby. Got all the pictures of berets in use you could want. Even has one on the cover. Good reference book, had my copy now for about 2 months.

River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13) - U.S. Navy Records ...

Find River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117) unit information, patches, operation history, veteran photos and more on TogetherWeServed.com. TWS is the largest online community of Veterans existing today and is a powerful Veteran locator. If you served in River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13), USN …

Mobile Riverine Force | Vietnam War | Fandom

Navy Assault Squadrons [] Originally two, and ultimately four Navy Assault Squadrons were created: River Assault Squadrons 9, 11, 13, and 15. The 2nd Brigade of the U.S. 9th Infantry Division was assigned to work with these units. A fixed land base was created by dredging a portion of the Song Ham Luong near My Tho, and was named "Dong Tam ...

Riverine Assault Force (Vietnam) – The Mobile Riverine ...

The Navy's first Mobile Riverine Force contingent arrived in Vietnam on 7 January 1967, when Whitfield County (LST-1169) disembarked River Assault Squadron 9 at Vung Tau. This and following units underwent extensive preparations in river warfare at the Naval Inshore Operational Training Center, Mare Island, CA, before deployment to Vietnam. On 28 February …

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Black Beret - Brownwater Vietnam Veterans

I cannot find anything more on theCommander Naval Forces For Vietnam COMNAVFORVIETNAMSubject: BLACK BERETDate: 29 Apr 1967 Page Two Item (E): Only river patrol force personnel may wear BLACK BERETS. This includes LST personnel and minesweepers, helicopter and SEAL detachments. cddestroyer. 686. Member. cddestroyer. …

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VIETNAM WAR US Navy River Squadron 531 DELTA DRAGONS Semi-Subdued Patch - EUR 8,52. ZU VERKAUFEN! Vietnam war in-country embroidered patch measures approximately 4.5" by 4.5" by 4.5", 353683354783

River Squadron 13 Tiger Stripe Beret - UNIFORMS - U.S ...

Is this patch original to the beret? It has that thick type embroidery, but I feel the patch has been on there for a long time, and the stitching to the beret looks good to me. Opinions would be great! Thanks in advance!