"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid" - Gen Eisenhower.
Good to see this one again, especially since most people’s impression of the Riverines derives from “Apocalypse Now” , which has a tenuous relationship to the real thing, at best. The movie gives impression that a lot of these men were draftees, whereas they were all volunteers.It still surprises me just how many of the men that appear in the film I knew at various points in my career.Shadow
As a Brownwater Navy vet of TF-116 I HATE the impression given in the that movie. And as a sailor in RivDiv 513 I am insulted that those idiots were wearing MY shoulder patch. We did NOTHING like was portrayed on the rivers in that movie.I kind of snap when I mention river boats and someone mentions that movie, sorry~
I served with a lot of guys that had been in TF-115, 116, 117, COSRIVRON5 and various other levels of the MRF. One of the reasons I'm glad to see the documentary since "Appocalypse gives such a terribly distorted picture of the force.Shadow