Any comment from the basement commando who wanted my statement on military practices "backed up?"
My father was 506th PIR and carried a full stock carbine and a Garand at other times.
I have been associated with paratroopers all my life.
I was Distinguishd Honor Graduate BAC, in 1967.
I did two tours inVN with SF.
My 1st issued piece there was a M2 Carbine. They were almost the most commonly seen pieces carried by Indigenous guys until we flooded the place with 16s later on.
I never saw an MiA1 ovr ther, but certainly they would be around but probably pretty worn out.
I have seen entire Montagnard compaiesarmed with MP 40s.
Folks who never bothered to serve in the militaryhave no understanding of the often random and arbitrary nature of the military and its practices.
Often who gets issued what is a matter of where they were on a certain day when a certain event or supply mission took place..
A view of things in terms of "cookie cutter" practises is unrealistic. Especially, but not limited to something of the vast order of WW2.
Demanding a backup is a bit much, but I'll consider the source.