ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
River patrol in Vietnam, 1969
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 13, 2020
Jim Falk ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, September, 1969: Crewmen on a river patrol boat man their weapons during a patrol in the Mekong Delta. The 31-foot, 27-knot, heavily-armed U.S. Navy boats built on fiberglass pleasure-craft hulls worked in groups of two and four on 24- to 48-hour missions in search of the Viet Cong.
Stars and Stripes' 1969 story about the river patrols.