Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Weymouth D. Symmes Collection
Association
Swift Boat Sailors Association
Collection Number
1412
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.4 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Library
Processed by
C. Trobridge, Aug. 2004[Updated: Apr. 2008 by A. Alford]

Scope and Content

Book titled War on the Rivers: A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta by Weymouth D. Symmes.

Biographical Note

Weymouth D. Symmes was born in Helena, Montana, in 1946. He was raised in Lewistown and Billings, Montana. In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. During his service he spent 1967-1968 aboard the USS Ticonderoga, conducting air operations off the coast of North Vietnam and 1969 on Swift boats in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam with Swift Coastal Squadron One. Honorably discharged in 1970, Symmes was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation for Extraordinary Heroism, two Navy Unit Commendations, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross), and other awards.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Books
War on the Rivers: A Swift Boat Sailor's Chronicle of the Battle for the Mekong Delta by Weymouth D. Symmes (2004).

This Is Latch: The Rear Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Story by Weymouth D. Symmes, 2007.