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Samuel C. Crawford

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Samuel C. Crawford served six years honorably in the United States Navy with three tours of hazardous duty in the many rivers and narrow canals of the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War as part of the Brown Water Navy assigned to the Mobile Riverine Task Force 117.  Samuel C. Crawford is the author of Brownwater: Getting There is Half the Fun; Brownwater II: The Adventure Begins; and Brownwater III: Time to Go Home. 

According to the book description of Brownwater: Getting There is Half the Fun, “Two teenage boys are heading to Vietnam in this sometimes-humorous account of their ordeal traveling throughout South Vietnam in their challenge to locate their unit. Charles, fresh out of boot camp and having no idea what to do or how to get around, teamed up with Petty Officer Dan who was returning for his third tour and having all the right answers and shortcuts required to survive in 1969 Vietnam.”

 

For Vietnam veterans, this story will bring back precious memories that will make them say, "Yeah, I remember doing stuff like that. That part of the war was fun." For those who never served in the military will find this an enjoyable eye-opener to military life from the eyes of an 18-year-old city boy from Baltimore.”

According to the book description of Brownwater II: The Adventure Begins, “This comical adventure begins for Charles Edwards after reporting to Vietnam as a member of the Brown Water Navy stationed in the Mekong Delta assigned to the Mobile Riverine Task Force 117. With a little help from his friend, Petty Officer Dan, Charles quickly matures from his humble beginnings as an 18-year-old city boy from Baltimore.

 

For Vietnam veterans, this story will bring back precious memories that will make them say, “Yeah, I remember doing stuff like that. That part of the war was fun.” For those who never served in the military will find this an enjoyable eye-opener to military.”


Brownwater
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Brownwater III
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Brownwater II: The Adventure Begins
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According to the book description of Brownwater III: Time to Go Home, “The story continues for Seaman Charles Edwards following the cliffhanger in BrownWater II. Only now, his humorous and comical travel adventures find him struggling in his major undertaking to get home, back to the states, and to do this without his mentor and traveling cohort, Petty Officer Dan. Even with combat maturity, Charles is still just a very young nineteen-year-old city boy from Baltimore Maryland. For Vietnam veterans, this story will bring back precious memories that will make they say, “Yeah, I remember doing stuff like that. That part of the war was fun.” For those who never served in the military will find this an enjoyable eye-opener to military life.”

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