Scenes from Charles Hunt's Time in Viet Nam
Patrol Craft Fast - PCF photo courtesy of
PCF nickname "Swiftboat" for its speed & firepower
Patrolling a muddy canal
Small canal with heavy vegetation
Small rural village in a remote canal
Searching water traffic
Transport and Insert South Vietnamese Troops
Heavily armed Swifts provide gunfire support
M-60 gunner with thousands of rounds of 7.62 ammunition
Swiftboat sinking from multiple rocket hits
PCF 40 with temporary patch and windows blown out of main cabin after rocket hit
Vietnamese children gather for handouts
Letters sent home play a
key part in telling Hunt's story in:
Through the Water and the Fire
"When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you.
And when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through fire,
...the flames will not set you ablaze. 
For I am the Lord your God... your Savior..."
- Isaiah 43:2-3a NIV