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Swift Boats At War In Vietnam’ Exhibit Opens At Maritime Museum Of San Diego

Swift Boat PCF 816, part of the Maritime Museum’s permanent collection.

Credit: Maritime Museum of San Diego

Above: Swift Boat PCF 816, part of the Maritime Museum’s permanent collection.

'Swift Boats At War In Vietnam' Exhibit Opens At Maritime Museum Of San Diego

GUESTS:

Doc White, swift boat skipper

Kevin Sheehan, manager of collections, Maritime Museum of San Diego

Transcript

The history of swift boats is the subject of a new exhibit at the San Diego Maritime Museum.

"Swift Boats At War In Vietnam" features firsthand accounts of sailors who served on swift boats, photographs, paintings by Vietnam War combat artist John Steele, along with what is believed to be the last remaining swift boat.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to go on a naval history bay tour aboard the 50-foot, aluminum vessel.

Swift Boats At War In Vietnam

When: Now- Nov. 14, 2017

Where: San Diego Maritime Museum

Cost: Free - $16

The exhibit, which will run through Veteran's Day, is based on the new book "Swift Boats At War In Vietnam."

More than 3,500 sailors patrolled 1,500 miles of Mekong Delta waterways in Vietnam.

Doc White, a swift boat skipper and Kevin Sheehan, manager of the collections at the Maritime Museum of San Diego discuss Thursday on Midday Edition, America's swift boat mission in Vietnam.

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