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U.S. COAST GUARD IN VIETNAM:

A GALLERY OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

COAST GUARD SQUADRON ONE (Part 2 of 3)


Photos (Click on image to see full-size) Original caption; Description; Date; Photographer (if known).  Unless otherwise stated all are official U.S. Coast Guard photographs.
A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "DA NANG, VIETNAM -- Coast Guard 82-footers tied up."'

Photo No. CPI-072465-03; 24 July 1965; Nichols, PH1, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "DA NANG, VIETNAM -- Commandant's inspection and where 82-footers tie up.  (ADM E. J. Roland, USCG, and Assist' Sec. Reed.)"

No photo number; 24 July 1965; Nichols, PH1, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "DA NANG, VIETNAM -- Commandant's inspection and where 82-footers tie up.  (ADM E. J. Roland, USCG, and Assist' Sec. Reed.)"

No photo number; 24 July 1965; Nichols, PH1, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "CAPT Robert J. Loforte, USCG, Commander, Coast Guard Squadron One, in the pilot house of the 82-footer USCGC POINT WHITE."

No photo number; 9 March 1966; F. Borzage, PHC, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "First combat shots--Wed., Aug. 25, 1965 [**]; Close-up of gun crew on board USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317) firing 81mm mortar during bombardment of suspected Viet Cong staging area one mile behind An Thoi.  Gunner is Greene F. Treat, BMCS, USCG, loader is Lee Roy Bradshaw, Jr., CS2, and ammo passer is Edward J. Hanson, GM2.  POINT COMFORT at this time was commanded by LT Alexander Larzelere, USCG, and was assigned to Div. 11 at An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island, Gulf of Thailand.  Her homeport was Benicia, Cal."

No photo number; 25 August 1965; R. T. Douville, JO3, USCG, photographer. 

**NOTE: This caption is incorrect, as the "First Combat Shots" were fired from CGC Point Orient on the 17th Parallel, 22 June 1965.  CAPT John M. Cece was in command and gave the order to "Commence Fire!"  A spent shell casing from the event is now an artifact at the Coast Guard Museum.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "SALVAGE OPERATIONS ON TWO JUNKS SUNK IN GULF OF THAILAND, SEPTEMBER 1965: Viet Cong suspect Huynh Huu Liem, fished out of the water after [the] first junk was sunk by a Coast Guard 82-footer, is shown hands manacled on board the 82-footer POINT GARNET.  The prisoner said he was born in 1948 at Duong Dong."

Photo No. CPI-01-19-65 (04); R. T. Douville, JO3, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Civilian Irregular Defense Group soldiers Chau and Loi on board the 82-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POINT GREY on the eve of the pre-dawn raid launched on VC territory at the north end of Phu Quoc Island by Coast Guard Division 11 and U.S. Army Special Forces on Phu Quoc, September 27, 1965."

Photo No. CPI-092665-03, R. T. Douville, JO3, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "USCG 82-FOOTERS CHANGE FROM WHITE TO DARK GREY COATS:  "The vivid white hulls of U.S. Coast Guard 82-footers serving in Vietnam are now changed to a more practical camouflage of dark gray.  A crew member standing in a small boat sprays on the now dark gray paint over the hull of the 82-footer USCGC POINT GAMMON (WPB-82328), assigned to Coast Guard Division Twelve at Danang, South Vietnam.  USCGC POINT GAMMON is commanded by Lieutenant Keith Ripley, USCG, of Baltimore, Md.  Her original homeport was Yerba Buena, Calif."

Photo No. CPI-10-26-65 (FR-7)--Knapp-Gen.; October 1965; Knapp, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-foot POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317) in dry-dock, for cleanup and new paint coat of battle gray."

No photo number; 14 November 1965; photographer unknown.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. The USCGC Point Comfort inspects a Vietnamese fishing junk.

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. The USCGC Point Comfort inspects a Vietnamese fishing junk.

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317) inspecting junk at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "82-ft. USCGC POINT COMFORT (WPB-82317), Div. 11, inspecting fishing junks at Duong-Dong."

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Beard growing contest by crewman of USCG 82-footer Division 11, An Thoi. (No names or information received with these.)"

No photo number; 8 November 1965; PHC Frank Borzage, USCG, photographer.

Cutter Point Partridge aground in Vietnam in 1968 "Hazards of the Vietnam conflict included the ever-present danger of being trapped by the outgoing tide.  For more than 24 hours in late 1968, the Cutter Point Partridge, pictured here, was a sitting duck for the enemy.  Fortunately, she was refloated by the next tide and escaped without further incident."; H. R. Kaplan & James F. Hunt.  This Is The Coast Guard (Cambridge, MD: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc., 1972), pp. 86.
A photo of the U. S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. "Release No. 1-66: SALVAGING A VIET CONG JUNK SUNK BY COAST GUARD: At Hon Heo, South Vietnam, U.S. Coast Guard 82-footer POINT YOUNG acts as support vessel for Navy divers and Coast Guard personnel working to raise the first Viet Cong junk that was sunk in the Gulf of Thailand by a Coast Guard 82-footer in September of 1965.  The 20-foot junk had attempted to ram the 82-footer USCGC POINT GLOVER, which retaliated with machine gun fire that stopped and sank the junk."

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3 January 1966; Rel. No. 6127; photographer unknown.

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