"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he today that sheds his blood with me,
shall be my brother."
William Shakespeare, Henry V
U.S. Navy / U.S. Coast Guard
2,558 - Navy / 7 - Coast Guard
2,624 - 9th Infantry Division
|CTF-115 Market Time Forces (List)||A B C D|
|CTF-116 River Patrol Forces (List)||E F G H|
|CTF-117 Mobile Riverine Force (List)||I J K L|
|Navy Support Activity - Danang (List)||M N O P|
|Navy Support Activity - Saigon (List)||Q R S T|
|Individual Units (List)||U V W X|
|10) TAP'S - Honoring Those Who Have Passed On in 2012|
|11) TAP'S - Honoring Those Who Have Passed On in 2013|
|12) TAP's - Honoring Our Wives and Family Members Who Have Fought Courageous Battles as Well|
If you are searching for the grave of a
Veteran there is a chance that they may be buried in a National Cemetery.
To do a search click HERE and then type in the Data on the Veteran.
The Primary Pages Below are Related to the Following:
Today's Active Duty Force
"Vietnam Combatant-Craft Crewman "
approved by the Department of the Navy on August 22, 2005
*** NEW 3" VCCC Insignia Manufactured by a Different Company
*** It is of much better quality than the 2" Insignia ***
~~ Read More HERE ~~
~~ Order Your VCCC Insignia by visiting our "MRFA Gear Locker" ~~
~ Navy Mobile Riverine Force ~
(Task Force, Squadron, NSA and Ship Histories)
~ Army 9th Infantry Index ~
(Battles, Badges, Stories and Division/Unit Histories)
Our New Rule as of
1) You Must be a Member of the MRFA.
2) The Content must be Associated with Mobile Riverine Force | 9th I.D. History.
Please note the Membership Application Form below.
Our website is very Large so we must have Restrictions.
*** Attention: After we receive your membership dues, your
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Thanks, Charlie Ardinger, Membership Chairman
Reunions and Gatherings:
2013 MRFA Reunion
"Indianapolis Marriott East"
August 28 - September 1, 2013
[ Click HERE or the on the Photo above ]
HERE to view the Sept. 2012
"Gathering of Troops" Photos
Click HERE to read Colonel Laddie Cox's speech at the
Vietnam Unit Memorial Monument on 9/8/2012
|2013 Veterans Day Gathering - Wash DC||2013 MRFA Reunion - Indianapolis|
|2012 Veterans Day Gathering - Wash DC||2012 "Gathering of the Troops" - San Diego, Ca - Photos|
|2011 Veterans Day Gathering - Wash DC - Photos||2011 MRFA Reunion - Indianapolis - Photos|
|MRFA 1992 to Present - Archives||2010 "Gathering of the Troops" - Ft. Mitchell, Ky|
|Veteran Reunions and Gatherings||2010 Kokomo Reunion - Photos|
|Earlier MRFA Reunions and Gatherings||Places to List your Veteran Reunion|
|Veteran Reunions and Gatherings||2010 Kokomo Reunion - Photos|
Come visit our:
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A Revised Gear Locker was added on 12/15/12.
A Big Thanks to Robin @ Robin Bartell Designs...!
Click HERE for Discontinued Products as of 5/21/12
Click HERE to purchase your book for your library
as these are the last few left!
MRFA/9th I.D. Mobile Museum
[ Click on the
image to view a Larger Photo
and read about the history of our Mobile Museum ]
Brother Richard Corrick passed away on February 29, 2012. His
has asked that all donations on his behalf go to the "Mobile Museum".
You can so do by writing a check or money order to:
MRFA Mobile Museum
In Memory of Richard Corrick
Charlie Ardinger, Treasurer
1857 County Road A-14
Decorah, IA 52101
Our Mobile Museum participates in
various Parades & Other Events
Click HERE to view some photos.
Click HERE to view the Mobile Museum Schedule.
|CCB-18 Memorial Fund||Accolades|
|CCB-18 Arrives in San Diego, Photo Tour||CCB-18 Fund Contributors|
|CCB-18 Gets Painted, Photo Tour 2||CCB-18 - Work Parties|
|CCB-18 Moves to Memorial, Photo Tour 3||Map to Vietnam Memorial Site|
|CCB-18 Model (Anonymous) -T-112-5 Model by Douglas Meek|
Photos, Poetry and Stories:
|RMCM Larry Dunn's Moving Poetry||Member's Photos|
|LTG Johnnie Corns - "The Men in the Boats"||PHC Dan Dodd - Official MRF Photos|
|Bob Harrison -"Old Man and the Sailor"||Scenes from the MRFA Video "Force Afloat"|
|"Purple Heart Soldier" - Song by Ray Funderburk||
||Memorial Day 2000 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Photos|
|"MEKONG" -Professional Journalist Report the War - By Major Ray Funderburk - 9th ID Public Information Officer||Poem by Major Michael Davis O'Donnell - KIA March 1970|
|"The Rice Harvest" - Adrian Eisenlord - T-152-6|
Art, Books and Articles:
|"Brownwater" by Samuel Crawford||Tom Nielsen's MRFA Poster|
|Chaplain Jim Johnson's New Book||Tom Nielsen's "Colors of Courage" Print|
|"The Advisor (Co Van)" - Carl Nelson||"Enter and Die" - Jim Milliken|
|"Combat Surgeon" - Doc Holley||Windjammer Naval Art - APB-ARL-ASPB|
|"After Incoming" by Alan Hodgkinson||Roy "Doc" Branch's Poetry and Song|
|"Black River" by Rod Lindberg||"9th Infantry Division, the Old Reliables"|
|"River Rats - Brown Water Navy" - Ronald McAbee||"Seawolf 28 - A True Story" - Al Billings|
|"By Sea, Air and Land" - Ed Marolda||"The Mobile Riverine Force" - Volume II|
|"A Town Where Lights are Blue - William Saffell||Chaplain Lester Westling's "All that Glitters ... is Not Gold"|
||Dave McCann's PBR & M-6 Models||
||9th Infantry Books|
||"Delta Blue" - Russell G. Robison's Poetry||"The Lionheads" - Major General Josiah Bunting III|
|"Counterpart" - Captain Kiem Do with Julie Kane||Jack Carrico's Custom Riverine Boat Models|
|"River Rats" - by Ralph Christopher||"Swift Boat Down" - Jim Steffes, ENC (USN Ret.)|
|"Duty Honor Sacrifice" - Ralph Christopher||"The Shake and Bake Sergeant - By Jerry Horton|
|"Riverine Photo Album" - Ralph Christopher||"The Bamboo Shoot" - James Parker Wollner|
|Down to the Sea - Joyce Boyd Thompson||"The Man I didn't Know" - Dr. Art Schmitt & Marie LeDuc|
|"Jungle in Black" - Steve MaGuire||"The War with No Name" - Dr. Art Schmitt, (CDR USN Ret.)|
|"House to House: Playing the Enemy's Game in Saigon, May 1968" - Keith Nolan||"When Johnny/Joanie Come Marching Home - Reuniting Military Families Following Deployment" - Chaplain Lester Westling|
|"Poems in the Keys of Life" - Kerry "Doc" Pardue||"Vietnam Ironclads" - A quality new book by Jack Carrico|
|"The Duck Pond" - Bob Johnston||"No Sweat, GI" - By Ed Callison|
|"Riverine Operations 1966-69" - MG William B. Fulton - Now Available for Purchase HERE||"Back From War - Finding Hope & Understanding in Life After Combat" - 1st Lt. Lee Alley with Wade Stevenson|
|"War on the Rivers" - Weymouth D. Symmes||The Saga of the YFU-79 & the U-Boat Sailors of I Corps - Tom Lanagan|
|"This is Latch - The Story of Rear Admiral Roy F. Hoffman" - Weymouth D. Symmes||"Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean Minesweepers, 1953-1994" - Cdr. David D. Bruhn, USN (Ret.)|
|"Firefight on Vietnam Brown Water" - Lynn Salsi||Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy’s Coastal and Motor Minesweepers, 1941-1953 - Cdr. David D. Bruhn, USN (Ret.)|
|My Heart's at Sea Forever - Author Unknown||"Cat Lo - A Memoir of Invincible Youth" - By Virg Erwin|
|"Mekong First Light" - Lt. Joseph W. Callaway Jr.||"In the Land of Nine Dragons" - By Dave Argabrite & Others|
|"The River Rats of Vietnam" - Christine & Mark Purdy||"Combat Trauma - A Personal Look at Long Term Consequences" - Chaplain Jim D. Johnson|
|"Journeys Through Cancer and Faith" - Ed Callison & Bill Rogerson||"Muddy Jungle Rivers" - Wendell Affield - T-112-11|
|"Sea Story" & Other Sketches - CDR Corwin A. Bell - RAID 72||"The Boy's of '67 - Charlie Company's War in Vietnam" - Andrew Weist|
|"Trouble on the Grand Canal" - Jim LeDoux - YRBM-21||"Welcome Home/A Monument of Honor" - Ross Lewis|
To Additional MRF Related Websites
and other Miscellaneous Sites
|Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam - Monthly Summaries||From the Galley page 1 - By Albert Moore|
|Acquiring Navy Records||From the Galley page 2|
|SSN Prefixes||From the Galley page 3|
|Suggestions on Filing a VA Claim||From the Galley page 4|
|MRF Unit Patches||From the Galley page 5|
|Links to Toxic Chemicals that You May have been Exposed to While in the Navy|
|VVA Chapter 33 - 2007 Vietnam Trip I (PDF File)||Things to Do Before and After a Veteran's Death|
|VVA Chapter 33 - 2007 Vietnam Trip II (PDF File)||Click here to Learn about things to do when a Veteran Passes Away|
|Vietnam Conflict - Historical Map by Hammond (PDF file)||"Lean on Me" - Wounded Warrior Cane Project|
|Recognizing and Acknowledging our Veterans - Jerry Lippincott||Website Awards|
Stan Lambert (USS Mark - AKL-12) has put together a
very nice Yuku Board dedicated to Brown Water Sailors, Soldiers and anyone
else who may want to become involved. We're having a great time and the
Yuku Board is growing with each new day.. Why not stop by and take a look by
clicking on the link above?
This is a Large Website. An Easy Way to Navigate to the Pages You are Looking For is to Click on the "Site Map" Button Above. You Will See a Map of All of the Major Pages and the Sub-Pages Listed Under Them. You Can Also Click On the "Table" or "List" Venues in Order to Search a Couple of Other Ways.
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Lycos decided to close off of their Free Guestbooks.
They said that they notified all Webmasters, but they didn't. Therefore we were
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