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By MARJ LAW with Joe Walls, Petty Officer 1st Class, U.S. Navy

Stephen Eugene Celec served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from June 1965 to January 1971. He was moved around about every two months for a year, then spent a year in Vietnam, where he served as Engineering Officer on a River Patrol Boat (RPB) mothership.
What was your job all about?
As Engineering Officer, he was responsible for all machinery and repairs on the mothership. The mothership (a World War II Landing Ship Tank) housed the RPBs, their crews, and two supporting UH1 helicopters, and kept the navigation of the river open.

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