In Response to: Never Going Back

Vestiges of honor require that I address an inaccuracy in the excellent “Never Going Back” that credited me with patrolling the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. While it is true that I served as the youngest fleet commander in the USNR during that conflict, it is also true that my flagship was a Boston Whaler, my fleet eight-oared shells out of the U.S. Naval Academy, and there was no more risk to my skin than could be afforded by pincers of famously irascible Maryland crabs.

Editor’s note: The experience of patrolling the Mekong Delta in a riverboat was that of George Lynn ’68.

Peter Raymond ’68
Dedham, Mass.