Title: War on the Rivers A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta
Author: Weymouth Symmes
Genre: Military, Navy
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1575101092
This book is a memoir of a four year enlistment in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, from service aboard the USS Ticonderoga as she engaged in the air war over North Vietnam, to service aboard U.S. Navy Swift boats in the Mekong Delta. Although the focus of the book is on the war on the rivers, the book also considers the consequences for the warrior upon the return home.