Richard Barcus  EWC(SW):   Vietnam  Album
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    SeaFloat,  Binh Thuy and Nha Be


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                                                                                    Richard Barcus
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         I, Richard Barcus EWC(SW),  joined the Army in Jun 60. Did basic at Ft Knox,Ky then went to Ft Benning, Gad for Infantry Radio Repair School.In Dec 60 I was stationed in Berlin, Germany. (they built the wall 13 Aug 61) I left Germany and the Army in May 63.
From 63-65 I just fooled around in Ohio working steel mills. One day I decided to quit and went to Yucca Valley, CA. to hook up with an old army buddy. In Aug 65 went back home to Ohio and Joined the Navy.
While in the Navy I've had a lot of duty stations. I was stationed on the USS Mitcher in the Philly shipyard and my Div "O" Lt. Thompson knew I wanted to go to Nam but not on a ship. He had been in BSU-1 and asked if I would like something like that and I jumped at it. So he worked at getting me orders to BSU-1. 

I reported in Apr 68 and volunteered for the first deployment I could which was the LSSC's. I was a ETN2. I don't remember dates real well cause it was so much fun. We were originally ske'd to be stationed in Binh Thuy but there wasn't much going on there so we were going to work out of Nha Be. Eroute we had to stop in My Tho and myself and EN2 Skip Loutsenhouser had to stay as our boat had blown an engine so we worked out of My Tho til the boat was fixed and went on to Nha Be. 

I did two deployments to SEAFLOAT back to back then went back to the Unit and was a coxwain on the PTF-22 Nasty. CWO4 Barnhart was the OIC. and later Lt. Cunningham.
Left BSU_1 went to Fallon,Nev,then a couple of different ships made EWC(SW) along the way. I was stationed in Naples Italy when they tore down the Berlin wall and I knew it was time to get out!  Retired inNov91.
I went to work in the Charleston,SC area finally settling at Robert Bosch Corp. I retired from Bosch 03/20/09.

Webmaster's Note:   Believe it or not, i had to threaten his life to squeeze all this info out of Richard.  I am so proud of him!  He had two adventures and wore two different uniforms, now that is a Patriot!  Somebody, make this man an Honorary SEAL !

Doc Riojas

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    SEAL 1 at Sea Float
(L Back) Danny Harrell (to R) Doc Gillis, (top L) ONC (to R 3rd) Gene Wentz, (5th) Mike Martin, (6th top R) Jew SEALTeam 1 at Sea Float. 
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1.   (L to R)  Joe Catrone at Sea Float

barcusvietnam003.jpg (236819 bytes) (L to R) Kirk Scarborough , Doc Greene SEAL Team 1 at Sea Float barcusvietnam007.jpg (213043 bytes) (L to R) Gene Wentz, (3rd) Helo Crew, Lt. Winant, barcusvietnam023.jpg (121943 bytes) SEAL Team TWO barcusvietnam026.jpg (38629 bytes)(L to R) Lee Pittman, Joe Catrone  - SEAL Team 2 at Sea Float
barcusvietnam025.jpg (75255 bytes) Jonah Bonatti SEAL Team 1
(L to R) John Durlin, (B) Richard Bunke, (F) Doc Greene, (B) Dave Bodkin SEAL Team 1
barcusvietnam031.jpg (57884 bytes) >(L to R) Ron Fox, Bob Nowland MST 2 at Sea Float barcusvietnam114.jpg (73841 bytes)Buck Owens at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam115.jpg (21649 bytes) Richard Barcus at Nah Be LDNN.jpg (48759 bytes) Than LDNN at Sea Float
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SEAL Team 1 at Sea Float

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barcusvietnam027.jpg (87184 bytes) Jonah Bonatti SEAL Team 1 barcusvietnam029.jpg (72430 bytes) (L to R) Ron Fox, Bob Nowland MST 2 at Sea Float barcusvietnam032.jpg (83962 bytes) (on the R) Ahab MST barcusvietnam037.jpg (58269 bytes) Guys at SeaFloat barcusvietnam039.jpg (75057 bytes) barcusvietnam042.jpg (72611 bytes) Richard Barcus
barcusvietnam055.jpg (67210 bytes) barcusvietnam057.jpg (81244 bytes) MST Holcombe with Chingas Bob (dog) barcusvietnam058.jpg (78535 bytes) barcusvietnam061.jpg (70790 bytes) Rick Beard at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam063.jpg (86308 bytes) Charlie Farrell at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam064.jpg (79962 bytes)( L to R) From 513, Rick Beard, Spider Bunting, Skip Loutsenhizer, Charlie Farrell
barcusvietnam065.jpg (85155 bytes) ( L to R) From 513, Rick Beard, Spider Bunting, Skip Loutsenhizer, Charlie Farrell barcusvietnam066.jpg (78231 bytes) Charlie Farrell at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam068.jpg (76724 bytes)

EN1 Pharr Binh Thuy

barcusvietnam071.jpg (89641 bytes) ET Shop Guys at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam072.jpg (85418 bytes) Richard Barcus and MST barcusvietnam073.jpg (88022 bytes)       (L to R) Riv Ron Ron, Rick Beard, Spider Bunting
barcusvietnam074.jpg (71687 bytes) Skip Loutsenhizer at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam076.jpg (128991 bytes) ET Shop Guys Lupe Valdez barcusvietnam077.jpg (182543 bytes) Blas Mohica at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam083.jpg (74824 bytes) EN1 Parr MST at Binh Thuy barcusvietnam082.jpg (70844 bytes) Pharr's arm barcusvietnam080.jpg (74978 bytes)
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