Mobile Riverine Force Association

Welcome to our MRFA website

The Mobile Riverine Force Association (MRFA) was founded in 1992 by a small group of former sailors and soldiers who served with the Mobile Riverine Force – Task Force 117 during the Vietnam War. The MRF was one of the few “joint” units during the war. U.S. Army infantry, artillery and other assorted commands worked together with small U.S. Navy riverine craft, as well as Supply and Repair ships, to thwart communist aggression in the III and IV Corps Tactical Zones from January 1967 to December 1970.

Exciting News! The MRFA has contracted with Arballo Entertainment to produce a Documentary on our Unit.

We want to tell YOUR story! To that end, Arballo Entertainment will be reaching out to YOU to obtain your story! They will accept your photos, film footage, audio tapes and utilize key material for the documentary.

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Fallen Brothers

In Memory Of Our Fallen Brothers
``We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.``

Uncommon Valor

Above and beyond the Call Of Duty
Includes Navy Cross recipients, Distinguished Service Cross recipients, and Medal of Honor recipients from the Navy Mobile Riverine Force and Army 9th Infantry Division

MRFA Organization

Membership and Welcome
Become a member of MRFA! Learn about the association, board members, officers, and download a membership application form!

U.S. Army

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Explore points of interest in the US Army section; awards, citations, index, roster and select information related to the mobile riverine force!

U.S. Navy

Explore our Navy section: awards, stories, points of interest, origin of navy terminology and much, much more!

U.S. Army & Navy

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Explore a glossary of terms, manuals, statistics, historical accounts and reports, maps and articles by MRFA members

Awards & Decorations

Medals and Ribbons
Unit awards, medals and ribbons, and information on applying for and obtaining your medals and ribbons.

Reunions and Gatherings

Mobile Riverine Force Association
Explore gatherings, speakers and events. Join us for our next reunion by visiting our MRFA Reunion page!


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Memorials and museums dedicated to the Mobile Riverine Force.

MRFA Gear Locker

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Explore our catalog and purchase official MRFA gear here.


``River Currents`` Newsletters
A full archive of past and present ``River Currents`` newsletters from your friends at MRFA

Historical Data Project

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The MRFA is launching our “Historical Data Project” (HDP), featuring as much MRF TF-117 data as possible.

Photos, Poetry & Stories

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Explore historical photos, gripping stories, poetry and song submitted by MRFA members.

Art, Books & Articles

Mobile Riverine Force Association
Explore artwork by members, and read historical articles and books


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Links to friends, affiliates and other sites you should visit!


From the MRFA Galley
Get the recipe! From Albert's Peach Cobbler to an Irish Chicken Dinner, we have them all!


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Please sign the MRFA guestbook! Thank you for stopping by.

Quilts of Valor

Members receive a quilt
Quilts of Valor Foundation began in 2003 to make quilts for veterans.


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Anything and everything that couldn't fit in any of the other categories!
Content Contributions
Calling for content contributors

If you are a Member of the MRFA and have a address change or email address change then please contact:

Frank Jones
314-303-2730 (Central Time Zone)

You are welcome to contribute content to the MRFA site!

Website Content Submission Rules
1) You Must be a Member of the MRFA.
2) The Content must be Associated with Mobile Riverine Force | 9th I.D. History.
Our website is very Large so we must have Restrictions.

You may contact Mike Harris, our Webmaster, by utilizing the email address below: