SEA TIGERS OF VUNG RO BAY
US Army 458th Transportation Co.
US Army 18th Military Police Brigade
During the Vietnam War the United States Military employed heavily-armed high-speed gunboats to intercept and disrupt enemy travel on the rivers and bays of South Vietnam. While the US Navy operated over 250 of these specialized watercraft, the US Army had less than 40.
Vung Ro Bay was one of nine outposts of the US Army 458th Transportation Company (PBR)
Vung Ro Bay was a very small outpost for the 458th PBR's. Our crew came from all walks of life and from all parts of the United States, yet somehow life there was like living with a bunch of brothers.
CONTACT LIST The following Vung Ro Bay personnel have been located:
1966 - 1967
LT. William Bassett SP-5 Edward Bell George Paavola Larry Fosler Dale Greeson
1967 - 1968
SP-4 Larry Kallod
1968 - 1969
Angelo Rosetti SGT Paul Wayne Kirby Dan Webster SGT Mike Fried James Edwards Christopher King
Sgt. Jack Teatsorth SFC John Carpenter
1969 - 1970
SP-4 Bob McCabe SP-4 Frank Seymour SP-5 Lou Baumann Greg Vandenberg SP-4 Greg Durrett *
SP-4 Louis Krippner SP-4 Doug Foss *
SP-4 Jimmy Lee * SP-4 Donald Markin SFC Coral Black SP-4 Charles Rynberg SP-4 Tom Farrell
SP-4 Mike Hebert SP-4 Erik H. Frolich* SP-4 Jan Bigelow SP-4 Harry Rose SP-4 Terry Yocum
* - Deceased
SP-4 Ronald Allen SGT Billy Hudler SP-4 Don Hastings SGT John Heath SP-4 John Vorwick
David Bell Eugene Engelking Lamont Freeman
L to R: Ronald Allen, Coral Black - NCOIC, Jimmy Lee, Bob McCabe
Bob McCabe (Must be a fish story)
L to R: Jimmy Lee, Greg Durrett, Mike Hebert, Eric Frolich
SFC John Carpetner, NCOIC
Sgt. Wayne Kirby
Jimmy Lee & Coral Black
L to R: Stevenson?, Don Hastings, Greg Vandenberg
L to R: Don Markin, Terry Yokum, Greg Vandenberg, Greg Durrett, Unknown MP
Sgt. John Heath?
Mike Hebert, Jimmy Lee
Sgt. Coral Black, NCOIC