Re: Brown Water Navy?
Greetings Grandpa....from that handle I assume you are packing around the same years as am I. Haven't heard the expression, BROWN WATER NAVY for a long time...Perhaps that title has to do with the SWIFT BOATS and its terminology...In 1969 my battalion, NMCB# 5 Det/Hotel, sent the detail to An Thoi, 12 miles from the Cambodian border, to construct a swift boat facility for the Vietnamese navy. It wasn't that large of a complex...designed for berthing and messing 210 men...It took an LST (810) ship to transport the tools and equipment to and from the site....Was this Brown Water Navy, Grandpa? Chief