Comments and Pictures from Mark Tondel
[ Mark, thanks for digging into your photo album ! ]
Here are some more photos from my dad.
|1. Large picture: PTF-3 along side main
pier Subic Bay Phil just before deploying to Da Nang
1964. Five of the original crew with myself on the
|2. Three photos of three Swift boats
that operated from our PTF base DaNang.
|These boats were manned by South
Vietnamese crews skippered by Norwegians.
|3. PTF-3 crew taking a break
before a run. South Vietnamese special ops junk in the background.
|4.View of PTF base from the bay at Da
Nang. Cleared area above the base on Monkey mountain was supposed to
provide a clear field of fire to protect the base.
|5.Training mission on PTF with South
Vietnamese Seals and US Seals.
My dad also wanted to pass on his address and phone number.
807 East St.
Lee, MA 01238
He also wanted you to know that he has more pictures plus some of the
DaNang area that he will get to you later when the scanner is working
|My father, Mark Tondel, was having problems with his
scanner and asked me to email you a photo of his PT boat he was on
in Vietnam. The picture is of the PTF-3 off Subic Bay during
training in 1964 just before deploying to Da Nang,
You can't imagine the thrill to finally find someone that new about our
PTFs. I have searched the webs with very little success.
I was ET3 on the PTF-3 when we first started back in Norfolk. The
first two boats were the PTF-3 &4. I would like to find out any info
you might have on them and any info on any of my crew mates should you
Thank you so much.