Vietnam-Era River Boat Restored as Tribute to Fallen Crew

Posted: July 10, 2013  |  By: Julie Muhlstein [Herald Net]

Camouflage green, with guns mounted on its bow and stern, the 31-foot vessel pulled alongside the Port of Everett fuel dock Tuesday morning. In a marina filled with cabin cruisers and sailboats, this boat stood out.

"We nicknamed ourselves, 'Have boats, will travel,'" said Tom Restemayer, 65, of Camano Island.

A Navy veteran, Restemayer was a forward gunner on a river patrol boat just like the one he and two other Vietnam veterans were aboard Tuesday.

All three were once crew members on a PBR -- "patrol boat river" -- the same type of craft featured in the movie, "Apocalypse Now."

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Posted By: Great job on the challenge. I wish I had the eye you have, my picterus are bland.I like the boats by the river. And the river in spring, you can tell by the sunlight that it is spring. On: 9/17/2013

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Great job on the challenge. I wish I had the eye you have, my picterus are bland.I like the boats by the river. And the river in spring, you can tell by the sunlight that it is spring.

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