Return to Vietnam

Boating down the Mekong River brings up memories

Posted April 29, 2014

Boating down the Mekong River (Photo courtesy of Clarence Williams)

We took a boat trip down the Mekong River, where our Navy conducted patrol to prevent the Vietcong from using this important transportation resource.

This was a very dangerous duty. The enemy would take shots from the shore. Many of the narrow support channels were perfect for them to ambush the smaller patrol boats.


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About this Blog:

WRAL producer/director Clarence Williams is going back to Vietnam, where he served in the war 44 years ago. He'll blog about his experience during his 13-day trip and share stories and pictures along the way.