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USMC Small Arms at Hue City, RVN, 1968

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#1 Charlie Flick

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

This video, link shown below, was shot by a CBS News cameraman. The voice over is that of correspondent Dan Webster, and even the distinctive voice of Walter Cronkite pops in.

The video is quite interesting as it follows a group of Marines fighting across Hue. The variety of small arms seen in the video is rather surprising. The expected M14s and M16s are shown, as are M1911A1 pistols and the M60 MG. Also seen is a 12 gauge trench gun that may be a Model 12 Winchester (or a Stevens, hard to tell), and the radioman is seen carrying an M1 Carbine. Also noteworthy are the terse comments of the Marine colonel describing the action to come, and the capture of a VC flag.

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Edited by Charlie Flick, 17 February 2008 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 01:53 PM

Two pics of Marines at the battle of Hue City :

Note the submachine gun carried by the Marine

Cool picture...

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:37 PM

Thanks for sharing !

There are also a few grease guns.
In 1999 it was still possible to find ammo cases (M16, M60, M79) on the river banks and inside the citadel (they paving a path).
I also brought back a C-Rat ration spoon, grenade rings...

Walking around I found (by accident) the 1st ARVN Div. HQ. On the main wall was proudly standing the huge shield #1. Last year we went back to Hue with collector friends , but I could not locate it...

The new town is not interesting, but the part across the perfume river is awesome, and many buldings still look the same. It is very moving to go there is you are interested in the battle of Hue.


Edited by nguoi tien su, 17 February 2008 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:58 PM

one Marine had a pink flashlight?

and some had airborne helmet liners with the A straps

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