Swift Boat: River Patrol


Captain Warren Hudson USN (ret) “I was OIC (Officer in Charge) of Swift 70. On Nov 6, 1968 we were shooting at bunkers on the south side of Cape Batanga. We were ambushed by on 75 mm recoilless rifle and several automatic weapons. One crewman was killed and a USMC rider was blown overboard and never recovered. Two crewman and I were wounded. The photo is from that day. I’m the guy with my back to the lifelines without a shirt getting one of the two morphine shots that morning. The [...]