Boat Squadron 1
- Coastal Squadron 1
|David Joseph Boyle||SN||Woodland, CA||PCF 4||February 14, 1966|
|Thomas Edward Hill||BM2||Knoxville, TN||PCF 4||February 14, 1966|
|Joaquin Charles Rodriquez||EN2||Jackson Heights, NY||PCF 4||February 14, 1966|
|Dayton Luther Rudisill||GMG2||Greensburg, KS||PCF 4||February 14, 1966|
|Raleigh Lee Godley||BM2||Lawson, MO||PCF 41||May 22, 1966|
|Gale Jackson Hays||EN2||Falling Rock, WV||PCF 9||October 18, 1966|
|Eugene Lawrence Self||QM3||Cateret, NJ||PCF 9||October 18, 1966|
|Hubert Tuck Jr||BM2||Lenoir City, TN||PCF 9||October 18, 1966|
|Alvin Lee Levan||GMGSN||Catawissa, PA||PCF 87||October 25, 1966|
|Kemper Swanson Billings||BM1||Burlington, NC||PCF 56||October 29, 1966|
|Harry Giles Brock||BM3||Odessa, TX||PCF 77||November 15, 1966|
|Bruce Allan Timmons||RM3||Fort Lauderdale, FL||PCF 77||November 15, 1966|
|Willy Scott Baker||MRC||Buffalo, TN||PCF 77||November 15, 1966|
(Non-crewmember - Diver being transported to Hue by PCF 77)
|Gary Wayne Friedmann||SN||Lebanon, PA||PCF 39||March 11, 1967|
|Dennis Ray Puckett||SN||Independance, MO||PCF 63||March 29, 1967|
|William Henry Murphy III||LTJG||Madison, WI||--------||November 19, 1967|
(Died in a Army helicopter crash outside Qui Nhon - never assigned to a boat/crew)
|Bobby Don Carver||BM1||Richmond, CA||PCF 79||December 6, 1967|
|Carl Raymond Goodfellow||EN2||Waterproof, LA||PCF 88||December 23, 1967|
|Billy Stanley Armstrong||GMG2||West Helena, AR||PCF 19||June 16, 1968|
|Frank Bowman||QM2||Waterboro, SC||PCF 19||June 16, 1968|
|Anthony Gordon Chandler||BM2||Warner Robins, GA||PCF 19||June 16, 1968|
|Edward Cruz Cruz||EN2||Inarajan, Guam||PCF 19||June 16, 1968|
|Bui Quang Thi||DaNang, RVN||PCF 19||June 16, 1968|
(RVN crewmember/interpreter on board PCF 19)
|Gerald Dever Pochel||RD3||Otis, OR||PCF 96||September 4, 1968|
|John Patrick McDermott||BM2||Pittsburg, KS||PCF 98||September 7, 1968|
|Richard Charles Simon||BM3||Ellsworth, WI||--------||November 3, 1968|
|David Louis Merrill||EN2||South Bend, IN||PCF 70||November 6, 1968|
|Peter Paul Blasko Jr||BM3||Southern Pines, NC||PCF 89||November 8, 1968|
|Stephan Thomas Volz||BM3||Lakewood, CA||PCF 89||November 8, 1968|
|Richard Courtney Wallace||LTJG||Norfolk, VA||PCF 89||November 8, 1968|
|Steve Ralph Luke||BM2||Provo, UT||PCF 36||December 6, 1968|
|John Raymond Hartkemeyer||EN2||Hamilton, OH||PCF 51||December 17, 1968|
|Gerald Robert Horrell||BM3||North Hollywood, CA||PCF 21||January 5, 1969|
|Donald Glenn Droz||LTJG||Rich Hill, MO||PCF 43||April 12, 1969|
|Thomas Eugene Holloway||QM3||New Castle, IN||PCF 51||April 12, 1969|
|Richard L. Baumberger Jr||BM3||Mansfield, OH||PCF 9||May 5, 1969|
|Dewey Russell Decker||EN3||Ionia, MI||PCF 51||May 15, 1969|
|Richard William Stindl||GMG3||Beloit, WI||PCF 51||May 15, 1969|
|Robert Alan Thompson||BM3||Downey, CA||PCF 59||May 19, 1969|
|Kenneth Peter West||RD2||Butte, MT||--------||June 22, 1969|
|Albert Mark Fransen Jr||EN3||Las Vegas, NV||PCF 87||July 2, 1969|
|Glen Cameron Keene Jr||GMG3||Fairhope, AL||PCF 87||July 2, 1969|
|Stephen Joseph Penta||GMG3||Revere, MA||PCF 57||August 12, 1969|
|Robert Leroy Crosby||LTJG||South Hamilton, MA||--------||September 26, 1969|
(CosDiv 12 staff, fatally wounded in an accidental discharge of a .50 caliber machine gun)
|Richard Laverne Wissler Jr||QM2||Willow Street, PA||PCF 27||October 2, 1969|
|Kenneth Dean Norton||LTJG||Lady Lake, FL||PCF 61||October 7, 1969|
|Martin Stephen Doherty||RD3||New York, NY||PCF 42||December 4, 1969|
|Craig Ward Haines||RD3||Keyser, WV||PCF 22||February 17, 1970|
|Frederick Donald Snyder||RD3||Moab, UT||PCF 64||May 17, 1970|
|Lanny Howard Buroff||QM2||Chicago, IL||PCF 40||July 6, 1970|
|Joseph Peter Jurgella||QM1||Stevens Point, WI||PCF 59||October 25, 1970|
Swift and Deadly
Along the coasts of Vietnam,
down murky waterways
Once sailed a group of valiant men deserving of our praise.
All for one and one for all, dauntless sailors standing tall.
One by one they heard the call, all gave some, some gave all.
When freedom is in jeopardy,
there are those who choose to fight.
To help their fellow man in quest to make things right
As dissidents marched through our streets with placards in their hands
These dedicated sailors risked their lives in foreign lands.
Their sleek, trim crafts were
common sights wherever danger lay.
With fifties spouting instant death, they rushed into harm's way.
Their boats were fast; their will was firm, their courage ever strong.
With flawless skill and steadfast strength they faced the dreaded Cong.
From I Corps to the Delta,
Swifts kept the noose pulled tight.
And often Charlie hid by day and waited for the night.
But night was no protector from these sailors and their skills
And their vengeance was measured by the tally of their kills.
These brave young men pursued
their foe, ignoring Charlie's might
Strong and proud they searched him out, all itching for a fight.
With engines roaring mightily, flags waving in the air
Swifts took the war to Charlie in his hidden jungle lair.
With shrapnel flying all
about as cordite filled the air,
The Swifts moved in at point blank range to answer Charlie's dare.
Uncommon bravery was the norm; for this they were renown
When Charlie chose to stand and fight these sailors put him down.
The quest for freedom takes
its toll, and many men were lost
Performing what their country asked, regardless of the cost.
Their deeds are etched in history, their names are on The Wall
To them we owe our highest praise, these heroes one and all.
Dedicated to all Swift Boat Sailors
Welcome Home, Brothers
Larry Dunn, USN Retired
March 14, 2001
(Used with permission)
Note: The names and
information presented on this page have been carefully and methodically researched by
myself (Larry Wasikowski)
and Ralph Fries, of the MRF. If you have any additional information about these personnel or can fill in any of the missing
information, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me.
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