Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam

Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam Summary

This historical volume introduces us to the Navy’s river force and American advisers to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. U.S. Navy and Marines securing the Rung Sat that was owned by Viet Cong early in the War offered our navy a river patrol craft that allowed for early naval intelligence attempts.  Riverine warfare training because a mission for training sailors at home in addition to SEALS and SEALORDS for additional coastal surveillance force to support the riverine forces. Vice Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. proved to be a strategic leader to:
* plan a combined-arms, 
* multi-service, 
* multinational approach to interdicting Communist infiltration from Cambodia 
* and destroying enemies within the Mekong Delta

The fast patrol craft or swift boat became one of the Navy’s workhorses from the SEALORDS CAMPAIGN. The Army’s Dust Off, medical evacuation helicopter is also introduced within this resource to provide medical attention to those in combat as part of rescue missions. 

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