Dan, thanks for your reply.
I did find a photo of PTF's 2,3 &4 taken off Little Creek in
1963. I hope it comes through OK. If I find anything
more, I will pass it along. Please feel free to share
anything I come up with.
I live in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, IL. I haven't
been in contact with any of the people of the original 3&4 crews
for quite awhile. I will try and dig up some of the names
of the crews and pass them along also.
Dan. My name is George Colias. I was the original
skipper of the PTF4. I stumbled across the web page, and was
very impressed with the amount of information contained on the
site. I hadn't seen a lot of the later pictures of DaNang.
When the 3 and 4 boats arrived in DaNang in February, 1964, there
was a small pier to tie up to, and nothing else.
pictures on the web site are excellent. They were really beautiful
boats. The original 3 and 4 crews probably babied the boats
too much .... but then again, we never really saw action with
them. We turned the boats over to the Vietnamese crews in
April of 1964. I was saddened to see that the 4 boat had
been lost, but Iím really happy that the 3 boat survived and will
be restored. The original skipper of PTF3 was John Graham,
and he would be pleased as well.
Sorry I don't have any pictures that I could send you to add to
the web site. A lot of that stuff has been lost in the
shuffle over the past 39 years. Thanks for taking the time
to keep the web site up-to-date. It brought back a lot of