Comments from Ralph Pauley from Missouri
[Ralph has lots of stories yet to be told I bet. ]
Does anyone remember the mission that we went on to salvage a PTF up North that had the bow blown off? We had to use p250 pumps to get the water out, then towed the boat 60 miles back to DaNang. We then tried to get the boat into the portable dry dock, but because of water in the belly of boat it tilted and a boatsman fell from up on the top and was cut up really bad.
I am trying to find anyone that was there when I was, 1966. As we were towing the boat we could see tracer bullets coming from the on shore firing. I still have the letter of commendation that I got but it didn't mean much as we were "TOP SECRET" so no other recognition was given.
Did any of you have Vietnamese ID cards instead of United States cards? We did if I recall correctly.
I will be putting on a presentation later this yr on the PTF Nasty to a group of Veterans, this page will be a life saver, thanks to everyone and keep up the great page.
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Thanks for responding. I live in Missouri, retired, 55 from Chrysler 30 yrs-- would love to share with you- shutting my computer down for New Year -- will get with you after the first, Happy New Year