The Resource White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly, (ebook)

White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly, (ebook)

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White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam
Title
White water, red hot lead
Title remainder
on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Dan Daly
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On board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam
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eng
Summary
- Firsthand account of action on Swift Boats - Written in an engaging, immediate style with touches humor- Compelling account of human courage and friendship During the Vietnam war 3500 officers and men served in the Swift Boat program in a fleet of 130 boats with no armor plating. The boats patrolled the coast and rivers of South Vietnam, with the average age of the crew being twenty-four. Their days consisted of deadly combat, intense lightning firefights, storms and many hidden dangers. This action-packed story of combat written by Dan Daly, a Vietnam combat veteran who was the Officer in Charge of PCF 76 makes you part of the Swift Boat crew. The six man crew of PCF 76 were volunteers from all over the United States, eager to serve their country in a highly unique type of duty not seen since the PT boats of WWII. This inexperienced and disparate group of men would meld into a combat team - a team that formed an unbreakable, lifelong bond. After training they were plunged into a 12 month tour of duty. Combat took place in the closest confines imaginable, where the enemy were hidden behind a passing sand dune or a single sniper could be concealed in an onshore bunker, mines might be submerged at every fork in the river. The enemy was all around you, hiding, waiting, while your fifty-foot Swift Boat works its way upriver. In many cases the rivers became so narrow there was barely room to maneuver or turn around. The only way out might be into a deadly ambush. Humor and a touch of romance relieve the tension in this thrilling ride with America's finest
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Midwest
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Daly, Dan
Dewey number
959.704/345073
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Daly, Dan
  • United States
  • Bergin, Edward J
  • Harvard University
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Sailors
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Boston (Mass.)
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adult
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White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781612004792
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12138864
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12138864
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MWT12138864
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612004792
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12138864
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12138864
System control number
MWT12138864
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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