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Proud Members of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club Don L. Hart

Proud Members of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club

Don L. Hart

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It is late summer 1972 and, at least for the United States, the Vietnam War is drawing to a close. However, it is not quite over. The US ground troops may be heading home, but the North Vietnamese still need encouragement to cooperate at the peaceMoreIt is late summer 1972 and, at least for the United States, the Vietnam War is drawing to a close. However, it is not quite over. The US ground troops may be heading home, but the North Vietnamese still need encouragement to cooperate at the peace talks. So, President Nixon has intensified the air and sea war with such actions as bombing Hanoi and mining Haiphong Harbor. Actively participating in this escalation is the large and varied collection of ships know to the US sailors as the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club. Among the clubs charter members is the USS Wilkerson, an old and well worn World War II era destroyer. And sailing aboard the Wilky are five short-timers, men who have nearly completed their enlistments. They are determined to survive one last voyage before they too go home and their ship is turned over to the South Vietnamese.