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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Naval Unit Commendation (3)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (13) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal

Personal Awards

Purple Hearts (4 KIA; 26 February 1970 - Frank B. Glendinning, RM2, Archie C. Wabschall III, CS3, Ronald S. Bay, EM3, Robert L. Fallows, EN3

YRBM-21 Class Repair, Berthing and Messing Barge (NSP)
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • During the Vietnam War YRBM-21 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Saigon, in the Makong Delta and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III, 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968 Tet/69 Counteroffensive, 23 February to 8 June 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive, 30 January to 4 April 1968 Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970, 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV, 5 April to 30 June 1968 Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, 1 July to 1 November 1968 Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII, 1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI, 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969 Consolidation I, 1 July to October 1971

  • Loaned to South Vietnam in October 1971
  • Struck, date unknown
  • Final Disposition transferred to South Vietnam in 1973
    Displacement 700 t.(lt) 2,70 t.(fl)
    Length 261'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 9'
    Compliment unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion none

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    YRBM-21 43k YRBM-21 moored in Mekong Delta of South Vietnam, circa 1967-71. The location could be Tan Chau or An Long.
    Photo courtesy Ray F. Longaker Jr. ATC-14
    Bob Gregory
    YRBM-21 173k The "Beer Barge" alongside YRBM-21, date and location in South Vietnamese waters unknown. LCDR Jan Dial NC USN Ret.
    YRBM-21 12k YRBM-21 probably moored in the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam, date unknown. LCDR Jan Dial NC USN Ret.
    YRBM-21 94k

    There is no DANFS history record available for YRBM-21 at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book

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