Get Your BBQ on this weekend

I’ve heard of steel beach picnics, but maybe this is more of an aluminum beach event.

Official caption: “Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Vietnam. Engineman Second Class D.W. Kirkpatrick barbecues some chicken (could be pizza) on a charcoal grill on the fantail of U.S. Navy Fast Coastal Patrol Craft (PCF 68) during a run on Cam Ranh Bay, July 1968.”

NARA Photo: 428-GX-K54697

Of the 193 PCFs fielded during the Vietnam era, two are preserved in the U.S., in a salute to the famed Brown Water Navy of that conflict. 

Also, a few Swift boats are still in operation, in Southeast Asia. 

 

 

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