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M3 M3A1 Grease Guns in Vietnam?


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#101 patches

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:03 PM

Here's the Navy.

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:15 PM

And one being used by the 101's Lima Ranges, 1970.

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

And these two, one of which is a medic treating a casualty who was armed with one.

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

And these two, one of which is a medic treating a casualty who was armed with one.
 
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Hey Kev, the first picture in thread is the same one as yours on top. That's plagerism, :D

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

Hey Kev, the first picture in thread is the same one as yours on top. That's plagerism, :D

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Ah yreah, look kinda different at first



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

Lets try this one Billy. A Marine Officer.

 

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

Troops of the 1st Inf Div's 1st Squadron 4th Cavalry in action December 1967. The M3 SMG was a standard issue in Armor/Armored Cavalry units at this time up till the 80s, at Hood in my 1st Cav Mech Inf battalion the tracked vehicle mechanics carried them still, as they crewed armored recovery vehicles M88 and M578.

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:03 PM

A GI with the M3 SMG, got that Yellow scarf there, perhaps that's because he's a member of the 1st Cavalry Division's 227th Aviation Battalion, he's the late Paul Steed  (passed 1994) a chopper crewman.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 03:13 PM

Sorry a little late to the party. Here is a honest documented early Vietnam bring back M3A1 Ithaca.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:49 PM

Sorry a little late to the party. Here is a honest documented early Vietnam bring back M3A1 Ithaca.

Was this captured from the VC?



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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:56 PM

No it was passed around and traded for.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

The CO of our company, (Support Co, 3rd Engr. Bn. RVN), carried a grease gun. The only one I  ever saw incountry. One of our squad leaders had a m1A1, I had a AK47, tried to bring it home..no luck, sold it for 75.00 to another Marine.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 07:09 PM

What an interesting topic, it is really neat to see that the M3 has held on as long as it has. Go Go Grease Gun! 

 

 

 



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

Think this is a Marine, date and unit unknown.

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:48 PM

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A GI of the 3rd Squadron 5th Cavalry, a Tank Crewman, Operation Comanche Falls III November 1968, squadron at this tme was detached from the 9th Infantry Division and attached to the 1st Cavalry Division.

 



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:25 PM

The position I held allowed me to travel all over the III Corps area.  I saw a vast array of foreign weapons.  My SVN counter-part  had a beautiful mint MG38/40 hanging behind his desk in Saigon.  The most breath taking weapon that I saw in a large area strewn with captured weapons was a brand new FG42--the WWII German Paratroop machine gun.  I lusted after this weapon, and could have had for the asking, but the risk was to great.  Thus, it became a memory for me.  In spite of its weight, my weapon of choice was the Thompson or the Model 70 when I was sniping. 



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:49 PM

My dad's captain brought home a grease gun and an ak47 from Vietnam when he finally made it back stateside in 1970. The grease gun was stolen and then used in a robbery ten years later. The police confiscated it and never gave it back to my dad's captain, despite the paperwork he had saying it was his war trophy. I got to see and handle the ak though which was really cool since it had a large gouge in the butt from where shrapnel chewed into it as well as some painted Vietnamese writing on the magazine. 




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