Coast Guard 1 Squadron 1 Vietnam Patch
Commander, Naval Forces Vietnam considered maintaining surveillance and patrols on the inland and coastal waters of the Republic of Vietnam. The Secretary of the Navy asked the Secretary of Treasury about the availability of Coast Guard units to support this effort. . .Coast Guard representatives and the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet met and decided that the Coast Guard would provide seventeen 82-foot patrol boats. The Navy promised two repair ships (ARL’s) in support of the seventeen. On 6 May 1965 the Coast Guard ordered the deployment of the seventeen patrol boats and only twelve days later they were loaded on merchant vessels in New York, Norfolk, New Orleans, Galveston, San Pedro, San Francisco, and Seattle. At Coast Guard Base Alameda, Coast Guard Squadron One was commissioned in a ceremony that took place at 1000 hours, 27 May. [Eugene Tulich, The United States Coast Guard in South East Asia During the Vietnam Conflict.]
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