1967 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DAIRY OF ONE YOUNG MAN'S SERVICE AS AN ELECTRICIAN'S MATE ABOARD THE STORIED USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON IN VIETNAM

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

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On offer is an interesting manuscript 1967 Vietnam War diary handwritten by an unknown Electrician's Mate while serving on the USS Richard B. Anderson, from April 29th 1967 through to September 4th 1967. Intriguingly the next day's date is written but there are no further entries. The book over its 140 or so entries details life on a hard working ship from "routine" shipboard life, as well as touching personal notes regarding his wife and birth of his son plus the horrors of war: he writes of a pilot who was shot down thirty miles south of Hanoi, and how the VC quickly surrounded him and, basically, used him as "bait", as they knew rescue attempts would be made. Unfortunately, the entire crew of Big Mother 67 was lost in an attempted rescue. The ship was involved with Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and had just refuelled the ill-fated chopper. FROM WIKIPEDIA: Richard B. Anderson earned four battle stars for service during the Korean War and eleven during tours off Vietnam. She was awarded the Secretary of the Navy's Meritorious Unit Commendation three times, in addition to the Humanitarian Service Medal, and her personnel earned the Combat Action Ribbon five times. Included is shoulder patch of the USS Richard B Anderson. The standard Navy log book is overall VG.

Title: 1967 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DAIRY OF ONE YOUNG MAN'S SERVICE AS AN ELECTRICIAN'S MATE ABOARD THE STORIED USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON IN VIETNAM

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON, VIETNAM MEKONG DELTA, 1967

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

Seller ID: 0002006

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