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Bill Mclaughlin
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Bill Mclaughlin

I was there 67-68 on the Point Hudson

Buzz Polek
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Buzz Polek

I was ET aboard USCG Point Cypress in 1969. We ran the rivers south of Saigon. We were one of the last boats that were turned over to the Vietnamese. Most people don't have a clue that the Coast Guard ever left the States.

john porter
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john porter

Sure wish "white ones" and our duties were recognized. So many cutters are forgotten.

jessie laid
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jessie laid

@AzAlhena78 sorry for them they dont feel what is the feeling to save lives than to kill people..if they said those things to you so be it coz you know who you are..what you are..be proud to be a coast guard.. so others may live

08dobbins71
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08dobbins71

thniks i needed this for a report 🙂

thecoastguardchannel
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thecoastguardchannel

Jim, this is a short clip from the one hour documentary we produced for the Military Channel which still airs. If you're interested you can purchase the DVD on Amazon. There is a longer segment devoted to the Point Welcome and we didn't fail to bring out Jerry's story.

WinterWineMusic
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WinterWineMusic

Good Luck, I wanted to do that, but I was so stupid, I was in love with a girl that didnt want me to go, so I didnt… but now at 25 and without her i have "no turning back" and Im joining!!!

cedricalien
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cedricalien

the coast guard should be the most dangerous soldiers in the water.

Allister Fine
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Allister Fine

Yep, we were just in the Coast Guard….Semper Paratus

Derek Quick
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Derek Quick

Nice video an info i didn't know about this!

weakknight
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weakknight

Courage and sacrafice like this should be remembered and appreciated.

Larry Enticer
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Larry Enticer

As a Marine I truly respect and thank all Coast Guardsmen for keeping our shores safe and also serving in combat!

BORIEGARD
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BORIEGARD

I was over there 68 &69, Point Young 82303.

Sonny Simms
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Sonny Simms

I'm kind of shocked that men would man the machine guns without helmets.

Freedom B
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Freedom B

I went fishing with a guy who was part of squadron one and was captured by the vietcong. That's the only reason I heard about it.

Dan az
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Dan az

I was doing aids to navigation in nam and going up rivers to light houses to replace batteries in the jungles. One was two miles south of the DMZ. It was heavily sprayed with agent orange which floated on the surfice of the river. It was called quangtri river. It was just after tet offence. Even we were shot at.

Albert Gould
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Albert Gould

Little do most people know,,,there were many Coast Guardsman on those 82 footers that were DIVERS, DIS- arming under water mines.

JD MD
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JD MD

That’s pretty cool learning about stuff my branch did in vietnam

Lawrence Myers
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Lawrence Myers

Wait a minute….you get ordered to the RVN but you have to bum food, water, fuel from the other services? Hopefully, they got paid or did they have to stand on a street corner and bum that too? What kind of half assed operation were the higher ups running there?
Always respected the Coast Guard, definitely underappreciated.

Sea n' Sky
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Sea n' Sky

"Just in the Coast Guard." That's why I make the USCG Model kits I do. To honor these largely unsung brave, resourceful, American Officers & Men of the United States Coast Guard. The lively, agile 82' WPB is my favorite Cutter.

scdevon
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scdevon

I'll bet the rules were pretty loose on those 82 footers. It must have been kind of fun when you weren't getting shot at.

james thorpe
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james thorpe

I was there in 1970-71 onboard USCGC Rush

Matthew Swenson
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Matthew Swenson

My Dad Peter. Swenson served on the Point Partridge 69-70. I am very proud if his service

David Nelson
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David Nelson

I was privileged to serve as a gunners mate on one of the 82-footers, 1969-70, USCGC Point Lomas — out of DaNang for 6 months, after which the boat transferred south to Cat Lo duty. I believed in what we were doing and tried to extend for another tour but, by then, President Nixon's "Vietnamization" program began turning our vessels over to the RVN Navy and all requests were denied.   We saved a lot of lives, which required taking a lot of them.  Such sad transactions are still a part of life.  May we never stop trying to prove… Read more »

Bionicpix
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Bionicpix

Guess the US Airforce really doesn't like the Coasties…tragic.