Swimmer in the Water

When the Jerome County was departing Saigon in September 1965 an incident occurred which was at first frightening but later turned out to be almost humorous? As the ship singled up its mooring lines and moved away from the pier an Army sentry on the pier shouted ”swimmer in the water” and started shooting at the water near the ship. This immediately caused everyone on deck to react as unidentified swimmer could conceivably be involved in...

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