RIVERINE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE BROWN WATER WAR IN VIETNAM. Vietnam Studies Group. Beginning with the French River Forces, this suberbly researched and illustrated book covers virtually every aspect of the Riverine War, including the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, the Vietnamese Navy, U.S. TF 115, TF 116, TF 117, TF Clearwater, SEALS, air assets including VAH-21, PACV, and VAL-4, through to the end of the war. 150+ b/w and color illustrations and photographs.
Task Force 115, Market Time, had the responsibility for coastal patrol, and interception of enemy gun runners on the high seas by the Navy and Coast Guard.
Task Force 116, Game Warden, carried the war up the rivers and canals as far as their shallow draft boats would go. Used modified landing craft, Swift Boats, helicopters and armed Bronco.
Task Force 117, Mobile Riverine Force / MRF, was equiped with gunboats, armored troop carriers, and a Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division to operate through the roadless Mekong Delta.
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