Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Vigil

A gunner on a river patrol boat at night
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas Board; by R. G. Smith; 1969; Framed Dimensions 19H X 23W
Accession #: 88-160-FJ
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In 1968, the U.S. and South Vietnamese navies began operation SEALORDS (Southeast Asia Lake, Ocean, River, and Delta Strategy), to cut enemy supply lines from Cambodia into bases in the Mekong Delta. As part of this effort, river patrol boats (PBRs), usually accompanied by helicopters, maintained a constant watch on inland waterways such as along the Vinh Te Canal, which paralleled the South Vietnamese-Cambodian border.

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