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1950 Chinnampo Sweep & 1951 Sin Do Is. Invasion North Korea

I copiled this collection of photographs, posters, and cartoons and put them to music trying to show publishers that Iron Men In Wooden Boats can be enriched with information not normally included in books. The publishers were still not ready … Continue reading

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Wesley “Dutch” Schultz BMC WWII & Korea

I created this video to honor Wesley “Dutch” Schultz Retired BMC following his death recently. He was a great guy and I regularly interviewed over the years before his death. I visited him in Southern California and he loaned me … Continue reading

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The Long Tao Sweepers – Nha Be, SVN – 1966 to 1970

The U.S. Navy’ minesweeping forces keeping the vital waterway open between Vung Tau and Saigon were the 57′ MSB’s of Mine Squadron 11 Detachment Alpha from their base at Nha Be, SVN. An article I wrote in 2005 while serving … Continue reading

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Market Time Patrol Areas – Vietnam

At some point during the Vietnam War Operation Market Time divided the Coastal Areas into Patrol Sectors so Market time units could be assigned patrol areas, and to┬áproduce nightly reports on patrol activities for the day. When standing the early … Continue reading

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Minesweeping Wellingtons in the Thames River 1939

As a LtCdr in 1939, British Rear Admiral A.S. Bolt C.B.,D.S.O,D.S.C while discussing the damage that German mines had been inflicting on British shipping with Fifth Sea Lord Adm Royle “suggested that an aircraft with a powerful electro-magnet should be … Continue reading

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NAVY LSD’s Carry a Kangaroo Punch – All Hands Magazine – August 1953

Navy LSD’s Carry A Kangaroo Punch Ted Sammon an All Hands writer wrote an article at the end of the Korean War on LSD’s, USN Landing Ship Dock ships utilized in a new role during Korea as mine sweeping mother … Continue reading

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