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

Label
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
Title variation
On board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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.'--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/345073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS558.7
LC item number
.D35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958450570
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781612004785
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016440029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illlustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958450570
  • (OCoLC)958450570
Label
White water, red hot lead : on board U.S. Navy swift boats in Vietnam, Dan Daly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn958450570
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
xviii, 413 pages
Isbn
9781612004785
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016440029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illlustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o958450570
  • (OCoLC)958450570

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