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PBRs of the Navy's 549th River Division proceed along the Saigon River, approximately 7km southeast of Dau Tieng, during Operation Tom Sawyer.
SP6 Samuel L. Swain / The National Archives
PBRs of the Navy's 549th River Division proceed along the Saigon River, approximately 7km southeast of Dau Tieng, during Operation Tom Sawyer.

Their mission is to ignite signal flares to set fire to the banks in order to clear heavy foliage that could conceal enemy bunkers and tunnels.

Photo taken: Januery 1969
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