Comments and Pictures from Mark Tondel

[ Mark, thanks for digging into your photo album ! ]
Here are some more photos from my dad.
1. Large picture: PTF-3 along side main pier Subic Bay Phil just before deploying to Da Nang 1964.  Five of the original crew with myself on the bridge. jpg (20442 bytes)
2. Three photos of three Swift boats that operated from our PTF base DaNang.  jpg (3694 bytes)
These boats were manned by South Vietnamese crews skippered by Norwegians. jpg (5627 bytes)
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3. PTF-3 crew  taking a break before a run. South Vietnamese special ops junk in the background. jpg (11207 bytes)
4.View of PTF base from the bay at Da Nang. Cleared area above the base on Monkey mountain was supposed to provide a clear field of fire to protect the base. jpg (4351 bytes)
5.Training mission on PTF with South Vietnamese Seals and US Seals. jpg (7761 bytes)

My dad also wanted to pass on his address and phone number.

    Mark Tondel
    807 East St.
    Lee, MA  01238
    (413) 243-4548
My father, Mark Tondel, was having problems with his scanner and asked me to email you a photo of his PT boat he was on in Vietnam. The picture is of the PTF-3 off Subic Bay during training in 1964 just before deploying to Da Nang, Vietnam.   jpg (71944 bytes)
He also wanted you to know that he has more pictures plus some of the DaNang area that he will get to you later when the scanner is working again.

Tim Tondel

You can't imagine the thrill to finally find someone that new about our PTFs. I have searched the webs with very little success. 

I was  ET3 on the PTF-3 when we first started back in Norfolk. The first two boats were the PTF-3 &4. I would like to find out any info you might have on them and any info on any of my crew mates should you have that.

Thank you so much. 
Mark Tondel