“The River Rats of Vietnam”

By Christine and Mark Purdy


Mark was a River Rat in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He shared life & death situations with men who he considered his extended family only to drift away from them once they returned home.

The book was written to give the forgotten River Rats a voice. They played such an important role during the entire US involvement in Vietnam. We hope this book gives not only the returning Rats some peace, but also the loved ones of those who didn’t.


Where to Purchase:

Author House

Paperback (5×8) – ISBN 9781452054957 – $16.60

Electronic Book – 9781452072074 – $10.00

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Contact Information
E-Mail: manth002@rangers.uwp.edu