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Cat Lo is a story of young men who volunteer for Swift Boats in Vietnam and about war’s indelible lesson for those who survive: life is too precious to waste. read more

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Chapter Seven
Vung Tau

I like Commander Streuli’s policy, taking guys off patrol the last weeks before heading back to the “World.” Men so close to going home, surviving eleven months of patrols, begin to calculate the probability their luck is running out. I’ve heard they start sleeping with guns. I’m sure Carr is relieved to be off patrols.

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Virgil Erwin enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1963, received his Bachelors Degree from Western State College in Colorado and commissioned an ensign in 1966 after graduating from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served his first two years of active duty aboard a destroyer, the USS Berry (DD 858).

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