Landing from a River Division 91 Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) on the Rach Thom Rach Mo Cay canal system in Kien Hoa Province 50 miles south of Saigon, 25 January 1968. They raided a Vietcong base, destroying an estimated 40 to 50 bunkers and numerous camp structures, including a propaganda center and two tax collection stations, and detained 51 Vietcong suspects. Photographed by Journalist First Class Tom Walton. S.E.A.L. leaping from the bow carries a shotgun; next two S.E.A.L.s have M-16 rifles; S.E.A.L. by tire fender has a Stoner 63A1 machine gun with drum magazine; S.E.A.L. at right has an M-16 rifle with a 30 round magazine and a XM148 grenade launcher mounted under the barrel. The Assault Support Patrol Boat (ASPB) has a pair of Honeywell Mark 18 40mm grenade launchers mounted on deck in front of the superstructure and two 20mm cannon in turrets. Note the variety of uniforms, some in camouflage patterns. Man in beret by forward gun turret is "Archie" Grayson.
Photographer, Journalist First Class Tom Walton