Southlands Snuffys

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic

For the Marine Corps grunts, the Snuffys, in the Southland of Vietnam, Riverine warfare in the Delta region took on many different shapes and forms. The coastal islands, mangrove and nipa-palm
swamps, creeks, rivers, a bewildering maze of inland waterways, and the Vietnamese jungle, imposed an extraordinary military challenge. The Snuffys of the Marine Corps River Force were not
“heroes”, only men doing what they had been trained to do, and to survive meant being one of the lucky ones, nothing more, nothing less.

Table of Contents


Submitted: July 03, 2016

Southlands Snuffys 1 Cradle of the Corps - to - City of Da Nang     Avant Propos   &nb... Read Chapter

Le Jour de Jours

Submitted: February 17, 2014

  Le Jour de Jours.   “ The only protection you maggots will have in Vietnam is the high standard of train... Read Chapter

Tout Acier Américain

Submitted: February 17, 2014

Tout Acier Américain.   “ Ok, listen up! A Mike boat is nothing more that a big steel fucking coffin, for any of you du... Read Chapter

Bateaux et des Hommes

Submitted: February 17, 2014

Bateaux et des Hommes   “There are few roads in the Delta and so everyone, friend and foe, take to junks or sampans. Tho... Read Chapter

Mademoiselle Béatrice de Funès. Tante Bee.

Submitted: February 17, 2014

Mademoiselle Béatrice de Funès. "Tante Bee".   “Ok, standing orders for Saigon. No one,and I repeat no one, other than d... Read Chapter

Le Cabaret Boonie

Submitted: February 17, 2014

Le Cabaret Boonie.   “ Ok, this is a military issue condom, and designed to reduce, or eliminate, the chances of your li... Read Chapter

Les jeunes croisés, malchance

Submitted: February 17, 2014

 Les jeunes croisés, malchance.   Deal on, deal on, my merry men all, Deal on your cakes and your wine; For w... Read Chapter

Le fou courir

Submitted: February 28, 2014

Le fou courir     “Bro the 1960’s Nam code of the Grunt states:  If there is even a remote chance for su... Read Chapter

Des morts en sursis.

Submitted: March 02, 2014

Des morts en sursis.   “Yup, you boat grunts are crazy fuckers for sure! Sitting on a target filled with inflammable and... Read Chapter

Une âme perdue

Submitted: March 04, 2014

Une âme perdue.     “Insects, and botulism bacterium, poison molecules injected when bitten or stung, malaria,... Read Chapter

Combattant pour gagner

Submitted: March 06, 2014

Combattant pour gagner.   “This Assault operation must be supported by the maximum small arms fire available. Which... Read Chapter


Submitted: March 10, 2014

Encalminé.     " Ok, listen up! As far as the Navy is concerned, under our rules and regulations, the only perso... Read Chapter

Vagues sans Gloire

Submitted: May 01, 2014

Vagues sans Gloire.   “The first thing you will notice in war is that absolutely nothing, and nowhere, is safe anymore.... Read Chapter

Bateau de la Mort

Submitted: May 27, 2014

  Bateau de la Mort.   “An AK 47 has a powerful reputation; is brutally simple, easy to operate, and has a noti... Read Chapter

Ordres Mouvement

Submitted: June 08, 2014

  Ordres Mouvement.     “The best plan in the world will fail if you cannot communicate it. Similarly, a... Read Chapter

Lutte à la Corde.

Submitted: June 30, 2014

Lutte à la Corde. “There is an ever increasing danger of boats being ambushed by the VC. Our main bases are now fairly sec... Read Chapter

Pieux de Renseignement

Submitted: July 15, 2014

  Pieux de Renseignement   “Top priority must be given to capturing Eastern block and Chinese advisors. Remember,... Read Chapter

Survie du plus Apte.

Submitted: September 11, 2014

  Survie du plus Apte.   “Ok, here is something for you maggots to remember! When fighting in jungle there are no... Read Chapter

Mer Bleu, sur, Mer Bleu

Submitted: September 29, 2014

Mer Bleu, sur, Mer Bleu   “Ok, now we turn to Flack Jackets, fiberglass filled useless crap which can hardly stop a BB f... Read Chapter

Avenir Précaire

Submitted: October 14, 2014

Avenir Précaire   It never pays to be sentimental about war. Even if you end up with a row of medals and a few dog-eared ... Read Chapter

Fin des temps.

Submitted: October 24, 2014

Fin des temps.   “I’m too godamned short timed for any more of this shit bro! And I aint gonna go burnin out on any fu... Read Chapter

Chiens de guerre

Submitted: November 23, 2014

Chiens de guerre   “Well Sergeant, if  you consider that our losses were  damn excessive , then  just you... Read Chapter

Bravoure Inutile

Submitted: December 31, 2014

Bravoure Inutile   “Amazing, isn’t it bro! With nearly the whole of the fucking Viet Congs’s 263d battalion lining u... Read Chapter

Homme de Glace

Submitted: February 15, 2015

Homme de Glace   “ What a goddamn waste but I guess for him it was easier to die because of it rather than li... Read Chapter

Aucune île Moyenne

Submitted: March 01, 2015

Aucune île Moyenne   “You Americans are so slow and clumsy in the jungle, and today I killed four of you, and that i... Read Chapter

Les Lignes D'animosité

Submitted: April 03, 2015

Les Lignes D'animosité   “For the benefit of those who don't know, the general consensus from the Pentagon is that thos... Read Chapter

Se Battre Avec les Serpents.

Submitted: April 15, 2015

Se Battre Avec les Serpents.   “Three days of fighting the goddamn gooks leaves the Lieutenant dead, the Sergeant dead, ... Read Chapter

C'est la guerre

Submitted: May 06, 2015

C'est la guerre   “ So that's what they teach them at OCS, stand up, take aim, and every shot will guarantee a dead z... Read Chapter

Drapeaux de mes Frères

Submitted: June 05, 2015

Drapeaux de mes Frères.   “ Welcome to the Navy’s Riverine course.Your only concern will be to absorb vast quantities... Read Chapter

L'embuscade (unredacted)

Submitted: July 15, 2015

L'embuscade (unredacted)     “My comrades hunt imperialists like wild dogs. They feel no pity for the Yankee inva... Read Chapter

Survivre à la Lutte

Submitted: October 11, 2015

Survivre à la Lutte   “ Goddamned hammer and nail bullshit bro! CP moral boosting crap about our guys being the h... Read Chapter

Un frère par les Armes

Submitted: December 26, 2015

Un frère par les Armes   “Remember this well, in Vietnam a danger for one will be a danger for all, the two will always... Read Chapter

Aux Armes!

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Aux Armes!   “The guy is having a brain overload bro so let him police up his own damn crap. He blew... Read Chapter

La Plage.

Submitted: February 01, 2016

La Plage.   “ Ain’t no use in doing all that goddamn screaming son, your all fucked up, so just you have thi... Read Chapter

Sans Sentiment.

Submitted: March 17, 2016

Sans Sentiment.   “Traditionally Marines are not seamen, but with the correct training they can become both”. &nbs... Read Chapter

Femme de Guerre

Submitted: April 27, 2016

Femme de Guerre.   "Goddamn it, that round near tore my fucking head off! Remind me to kick the crap out of that replaceme... Read Chapter

Papier Bataille.

Submitted: June 10, 2016

Papier Bataille.   “The jungle is neutral as it treats everyone who enters with equal hostility, you, Charlie, every fuc... Read Chapter

Aucun Chemin de la Rédemption.

Submitted: July 07, 2016

Aucun Chemin de la Rédemption.     "You know bro, it ain’t any use that skinny kid over there whining about some... Read Chapter

Une ville pécheresse.

Submitted: August 06, 2016

Une ville pécheresse.     “Yes, it goes beyond doubt that some of us will end our time in South Vietnam as a c... Read Chapter

à mi-chemin

Submitted: August 17, 2016

à mi-chemin   “So, you Riverines somehow think you are something special, eh? Well you had better get this loud and dam... Read Chapter