Well all we can say “it was great to get out of lockdown and to our first show” Military Odyssey 2021.
For the last two years we have been researching NAD Naval Advisory Detachment based at Camp Fay DaNang. From 1964 to 1972, maritime division of MACVSOG conducting advisory and covert operations into North Vietnam.
After making contact with a number of veterans, we were able to get first hand accounts about the activities and operations carried out at Camp Fay. The research continues..
The CIA initially hired Norwegians captains to crew Swift boats and later Germans who failed to deliver the contract and so US advisors took over to train Coastal Security Service Department (CSS) to man the PTF Nasty boats for Vietnamese Biet Hai Sea Commando landing teams that penetrated the North Vietnamese coast line. The US trainers for this force were from the Naval Advisory Detachment (NAD). US personnel included personnel from Detachment Echo, SEAL Team One, Boat Support Unit One, and USMC Force advisors.
The project was to recreate a small part of history and remember the men of NAD who were part of MACVSOG.