Korean & Vietnam Conflicts and the U.S. Coast Guard

Historical Bibliography


"Above and Beyond [Jack C. Rittichier]." Foundation (Spring 1991), p. 30.

Anderson, Jack. "The Strange War at Sea." Parade (Apr 10 1966), p. 6.

Bandell, Kurt L. "The U.S. Coast Guard Forgotten Warriors of Vietnam." National Vietnam Veterans Review 3 (1983), pp. 32-33.

Bari, Frank. "The Coast Guard in Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 20 1986), pp. 15-19.

Beiter, R.H. "Life With Squadron Three." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1968), pp. 13-19.

Bender, C.R. "The Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord..." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 26 1973), p. 1.

Beran, A. Bruce. "Project Combat Aid." Coast Guard Engineers' Digest (Jan-Feb 1971), pp. 20-23.

"C.G. Squadron One Activities." The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1966), pp. 14-18.

"CGC Point Kennedy Receives Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 2 1968), pp. 5, Suppl. No. 3.

"Captured Trawler and Arsenal." Our Navy (Sep 1967), p. 30.

"Coast Guard Activities Vietnam Commended." Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 31 1970), p. 3, Suppl. No. 2.

"Coast Guard Battle Report Southeast Asia..." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 22 1967), p. 4.

"Coast Guard Explosive Loading Detachment, Cat Lai, Vietnam..." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 12 1971), pp. 8, Suppl. No. 2.

"Coast Guard Flyer [Jack C. Rittichier] Killed by Enemy Gunfire." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 28 1968), pp. 5, Suppl. No. 7.

"Coast Guard Officer Surveys Vietnamese Customs Vessels." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1962), p. 66.

"Coast Guard Patrols Vietnam Coast Against Vietnam Smugglers." Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council  22 (Aug 1965), p. 185.

"Coast Guard Squadron One Information Bulletin." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 28 1965); (Dec 3 1965); (Mar 25 1966).

"Coast Guard Units Destroy Enemy Trawlers." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 22 1968), p. 5.

"Coast Guard In Vietnam." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1966), pp. 84-87.

"The Coast Guard in Vietnam." The Coast Guard Reservist CG-288 (February 1967), pp. 1, 3-4.

"Coast Guard Vietnam Veterans." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 27 1973), Supp. No. 6.

"Coast Patrol in Viet Nam Far From Jersey Routine." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 11 1966).

"Commandant's Message Upon Signing of Vietnam Peace Accord."T he Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1973), pp. 35-36.

Dowd, Alan W.  "Unsung Heroes: Although it continues to contribute to national defense and military operations, the U.S. Coast Guard and its significant role in the Korean War remain in the shadows."  The Retired Officer Magazine (Aug 2001), pp. 60-65.

Ebersole, J.F. "Skimmer Ops." Naval Institute Proceedings 100 (Jul 1974), pp. 40-46.

Fearn, W.R. "WHECs and NGFS." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1970), pp. 18-22.

"1500th Rescued Flyer Thanks Coast Guard." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 24 1969), pp. 13, Suppl. Nos 4, 5.

"First Sinking." Our Navy (Apr 1966), p. 32.

"Fourth Coastal Zone, Vietnam." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1968), pp. 20-24.

"GEN Westmoreland Visits Governors Island." Commandant's Bulletin (May 22 1970), p. 5, Suppl. Nos. 1, 2, 3.

Gonzales, Arturo F., Jr. "Battling Bloodhounds of the South China Sea: With the Coast Guard in Vietnam." Saga (Feb 1968), pp. 8-11, 74-76, 78.

Harris, William R. "Market Time Mother Ship." Naval Institute Proceedings (Dec 1966), pp. 148-151.

Hassard, Roger W. "Remembering the Point Welcome." The Bulletin (Aug 1997), pp. 2-3.

Hemingway, Al. "Swift Boats in Operation Market Time." Vietnam 8 (Feb 1996), pp. 33-41.

Hertica, Raymond. "Port Safety/Security in Vietnam." The Quarterdeck Log 13, No. 3 (1998), pp. 16-19.

Hodgman, James A. "Market Time in the Gulf of Thailand." Naval Institute Proceedings 94 (May 1968), pp. 39-49.

Judd, Ralph W. "The LORAN Station on Con Son Island Was One of Many U.S. Coast Guard Contributions to the Vietnam War." Vietnam (Apr 1990), pp. 10, 58-59.

________. "Tight Reign Happenings." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1967), pp. 346-359.

Kane, Julie. "Secret Evacuation of the VNN Fleet." Vietnam 8 (Apr 1995), pp. 30-37, 68.

Kaplan, H.R. "Coast Guard in Vietnam." The World Wars Officer Review 6 (Sep-Oct 1967), pp. 8-13.

________.________. The U.S. Coast Guard Yard News 16 (Jan 1967), pp. 1, 3; (Feb 1967), pp. 1, 4.

________. "The Coast Guard's Other War in Vietnam." Defense Transportation Journal (Jul-Aug 1968), pp. 2-7.

________. "Coast Guard Played Vital Role in Vietnam War." Navy: The Magazine of Sea Power (Nov 1970), pp. 31-34.

Kendall, Lane C. "U.S. Merchant Shipping and Vietnam." Naval Review (1968), pp. 129-147.

Kroll, C. Douglas. "The Coast Guard Flies in Vietnam." Naval History (Sep-Oct 1996), pp. 36-37.

________. "Combat Search and Rescue in Vietnam: An Unheralded Chapter of USCG History." Flight-Lines: U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Newsletter (Spring 1994), pp. 44-46.

________. "12 Coast Guard Aviators Flew in Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 1991), p. 37.

________. "Jack C. Ritticher: Coast Guard Aviation Hero."  Naval Aviation News (Nov/Dec 1991).

________. "LT Jack C. Ritticher: Coast Guard Hero." The Bulletin (Dec-Jan 1990).

Larzelere, A.R. "Closing the Door on Coastal Insurgency."T he Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1969), pp. 22-31.

________. "Friendly Fire." The Bulletin (Jun 1997), pp. 35-36.

________. "Viet Nam--A Day on Patrol." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1967), pp. 90-99.

"Letter of Commendation Coast Guard Division Twelve." Commandant's Bulletin (Mar 15 1968), pp. 6, Suppl. No. 4.

Linnon, John L. "Aids to Navigation in Vietnam." Naval Institute Proceedings 96 (Dec 1970), pp. 99-100.

Lonsdale, A.L. "Fourth Coastal Zone, Vietnam." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1968), pp. 20-24.

________. "Operation Market Time." Sea Classics (Sep 1972).

Lowe, Alan L. "The U.S. Navy Patrol Vessels of Task Forces 115, 116, 117 Played a Key Role in the War." Vietnam 8, No. 5 (Feb 1996), pp. 12, 16, 57.

Moore, Thomas L. "Duty: Coastal Surveillance." All Hands (Sep 1965), pp. 20-22.

"More Reservists Get RVN Duty." The Coast Guard Reservist CG-288 (Dec 1965-Jan 1966), pp. 1, 3-4.

Moreau, James W. "The Coast Guard in the Central and Western Pacific." Naval Institute Proceedings 99 (May 1973), pp. 270-295.

Morse, Richard M. "Underway Replenishment." The Bulletin (Sep-Oct 1967), pp. 288-292.

Moseley, John. "U.S. Coast Guard Aviation in Vietnam: Combat Rescue and Recovery." Pterogram # 2-04 (Apr 2004), pp. 2-22.

"Nerve Gas Disposal Operation." Commandant's Bulletin (Sep 4 1970), p. 5.

"News Briefs from the Log of Coast Guard Activities, Vietnam..." Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 14 1967), Suppl. No. 3.

"1968 Operation Market Time Summary." Commandant's Bulletin (Feb 14 1969), p. 7.

Noble, Dennis L. "Cutters and Sampans." Naval Institute Proceedings 110 (Jun 1984), pp. 47-53.

"Notebook: 6 More CGd Cutters to Vietnam." Naval Institute Proceedings 92 (Jan 1966), pp. 154-155.

"Notebook: C.G. Increasing Its Role in Vietnam." Naval Institute Proceedings 93 (Sep 1967), pp. 154-155.

"Notebook: Coast Guard Saved 15,000 in 1965." Naval Institute Proceedings 92 (Mar 1966), pp. 157-158.

Office of Director of Information, Bureau of Health Services, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health, Education, & Welfare. "The U.S. Public Health Service in South Vietnam." The World Wars Officers Review (Sep-Oct 1967), pp. 14-17.

Oliver, Edward F. "A Chain of Ships." Naval Institute Proceedings 95 (Nov 1969), pp. 92-107.

________. "Coast Guard Shipping Advisory Unit, Vietnam." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1968), pp. 2-12.

________. Oliver, Edward F. "The Largest Maritime Police Beat in the World." Naval Institute Proceedings 96 (Apr 1970), pp. 120-122.

"Operation Tight Reign." The Bulletin (Jan-Feb 1967), pp. 28-36.

________. Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 6 1967), pp. 6, Suppl. No. 1.

"Participation of Coast Guard Aviators in Vietnam Rescue Missions." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 7 1969), pp. 3, Suppl. No. 1.

Peak, Paul R., Jr. "What About Biological Warfare?" The Bulletin (May 1951), pp. 21-26.

Pell, Claiborne. "Peace Through Strength." The Bulletin (Nov-Dec 1961), pp. 32-39.

"Point Ellis Exchanges Fire With Enemy." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 2 1967), pp. Suppl. No. 3.

Polmar, Norman. "The Sea and River War in Vietnam." Navy (Jul 1966), pp. 236-237, 241.

"Port Safety in Viet Nam." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 6 1969), p. 4, Suppl. No. 2.

"Port Safety/Security in Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 11 1969), pp. 5-6.

Powell, David L. "The Last and Forgotten 100."The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1972), pp. 49-53.

________.________. Coast Guard Engineers' Digest 175 (Apr-May-Jun 1972), pp. 57-61.

"The President of the Republic of Vietnam to the American Armed Forces..." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 13 1973), Suppl. No. 3.

"Recent Noteworthy Actions by Coast Guardsmen in Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Apr 5 1968), pp. 3-4.

Reinburg, LeRoy, Jr. "What's the Coast Guard Doing in Vietnam?" Officer Review 39, No. 3 (Oct 1999), p. 16.

"Saigon School for Blind Girls..." Commandant's Bulletin (May 3 1968), pp. 6, Suppl. No. 6.

Scheina, Robert. "The Coast Guard In Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Jul 1990), pp. 26-27.

Schreadley, R.L. "The Naval War in Vietnam 1950-1970." Naval Institute Proceedings 97 (May 1971), pp. 49-53.

"Shipping Advisory Unit Awarded Coast Guard Unit Commendation." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 10 1969), pp. 2-3.

Sieg, Kent. "Lessons Learned from History: The U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam." Joint Center for Operational Analysis and Lessons Learned (JCOA-LL) Bulletin Vol. VI, No. 4 (Sep 2004), pp. 72-78.

"Squadron One Decommissioned." Commandant's Bulletin (Aug 28 1970), p. 5, Suppl. Nos. 2, 3.

"Squadron Three Awarded Navy Unit Commendation." Commandant's Bulletin (Nov 1 1968), pp. 5-6.

Stephen, Charles R. "Trawler!" Naval Institute Proceedings (Sep 1968), pp. 60-71.

"A Summary Sketch of Coast Guard Participation in Operation Market Time." Commandant's Bulletin (Jan 21 1972), Suppl. No. 2.

"Tight Rein."The Bulletin Centennial Issue (1976), p. 59.

Triplett, William. "A Low-Profile War: The U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam, 1965-1975." The VVA Veteran 16 No. 10/11 (Oct/Nov 1996), pp. 15-18.

________.________. The Quarterdeck Log 11, No. 4 (Fall 1996), pp. 23-29.

"U.S. - Vietnam Anti Smuggling Patrol." Navy (Aug 1965), pp. 22-25.

"USCGC Barataria...Arrives off Vietnam." Commandant's Bulletin (Jun 23 1967), Suppl. No. 5.

"Vietnam Wrap-Up." The Bulletin (Mar-Apr 1973), pp. 34-35.

Waesche, Russell R. "Commandant's View on Consolidation." The Bulletin (Jun 1944), pp. 45-72.

Wells, William R., II. "The Coast Guard’s Piggyback 81mm Mortar/.50-Caliber Machine-Gun Combination Proved Its Worth in Vietnam." Vietnam (Aug 1997), pp. 10, 54-56.

________. "Friendly Target [Point Welcome Incident]." Naval History (May/June 1998), pp. 33-36.

________. "Friendly Target [Point Welcome Incident]." The Quarterdeck Log 17, No. 4 (Winter 2002), pp. 16-19.

________.________. "’Vietnamization’ Sounded Good, But Turning Over U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Was Not an Easy Task." Vietnam (Feb 1994), pp. 67-70.

Wiarda, Jonathan S. "The U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam: Achieving Success in a Difficult War." Naval War College Review LI, No. 2 (Spring 1998), pp. 30-46.

Wilson, R.P. "The Port of Saigon Grows." Free World Horizons XVIII (Apr 1969), pp. 40-41.

Wunderlin, Clarence E., Jr.  "Paradox of Power: Infiltration, Coastal Surveillance, and the United States Navy in Vietnam, 1965-68."  The Journal of Military History Vol. 53, Issue 3 (July 1989), pp. 275-290.

Yost, Paul A. "Swift Boats: Hard Day on the Bo De." Naval Institute Proceedings 130 (Oct 2004), pp. 66-69. [ Excerpt from Yost's Oral History done by the Naval Institute. ]

Books and Government Publications

Bailey, A. Lainge. Silent Partners in Vietnam: The United States Coast Guard. Washington: GPO, n.d.

Cutler, Thomas J. Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam. Annapolis: NIP, 1988.

Gurney, Gene. The United States Coast Guard: A Pictorial History. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1973.

Hooper, Edwin B. Mobility, Support, Endurance: A Story of Naval Operational Logistics in the Vietnam War 1965-1968. Washington: Naval History Division, Department of the Navy, 1972.

Kaplan, H.R. Coast Guard in Vietnam. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs, n.d.

Larzelere, Alex. The Coast Guard at War. Vietnam 1965-1975. Annapolis: NIP, 1997.

Marolda, Edward J., & G. Wesley Pryce, III. A Short History of the United States Navy and the Southeast Asian Conflict 1950-1975. Washington: Naval Historical Center 1984.

McWhorter, Frances Manning Achurch.  Andando: Walking Through Life With Bill and Frances, 1944-1964.  Evans, GA: By the author, 2005.

Mersky, Peter B., & Norman Polmar. The Naval Air War in Vietnam. Annapolis: The Nautical and Aviation Publishing Company of America, 1981.

Mesko, Jim. RIVERINE: A Pictorial History of the Brown Water War in Vietnam. Carrolton, TX: Squadron Signal Publications, In., 1985.

Schreadley, R.L. From the Rivers to the Sea: The U.S. Navy in Vietnam. Annapolis: NIP, 1993.

Sheehan, Neil. The Arnheiter Affair. New York: Dell Publishing Company, Inc., 1973.

Tilford, Earl H., Jr. Search and Rescue in Southeast Asia, 1961-1975. Washington: GPO, 1980.

Tulich, Eugene N. The United States Coast Guard in South East Asia During the Vietnam Conflict. U.S. Coast Guard Historical Monograph Program. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Division, 1975.

Uhlig, Frank, Jr., ed. Vietnam: The Naval Story. Annapolis: NIP, 1986.

United States Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard Squadron Three. Washington: U.S. Coast Guard, n.d.

United States Congress. House. U.S. Coast Guard Activities-Southeast Asia. Washington: GPO, 1968.

________. ________. Clark Congressional Delegation. Report of the Clark Congressional Delegation Regarding Its Inspection of U.S. Coast Guard Loran A and C Stations in Southeast Asia and Its Meetings and Consultations Concerning Maritime Policies, Programs, and Problems of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries... Washington: GPO, 1972.

________.________. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard, Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Navigation. U.S. Coast Guard Activities, Southeast Asia; Report on Congressional Investigation of Coast Guard Operations and Installations in Thailand and South Vietnam. Report by Frank M. Clark, Albert J. Dennis, and John H. Bruce. Washington: GPO, 1968.

Waterhouse, Charles. Vietnam War Sketches from the Air, Land, & Sea. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Company 1970.

Williamson, Charles T. The U.S. Naval Mission to Haiti, 1959-1963. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1999.

Unpublished Papers, Theses and Dissertations

Scullion, Joseph R. "The Employment of the U.S. Coast Guard in Future Warfare." Military essay, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1948.