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Some more.

 

The gentlemen on the right was a veteran of the company we portray back in 1970 - 71. He was a close friend of our group and an advisor until his untimely passing last summer.

 

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Recon ,

I dont know ......they never did it like that .

Face to dirty .

Boonie to clean .

M-60 blank firing .

 

owen

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Recon ,

I dont know ......they never did it like that .

Face to dirty .

Boonie to clean .

M-60 blank firing .

 

owen

:lol:

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rice paddy daddy

You guys put a lot of work into this, for sure. Ya'll made me feel young again.

Beezman, you hit close to home with the mention of 1/11 Infantry in post #21. That was one of the units in the 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), as was my unit, the 75th Support Battalion.

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1st Cav back before I got fat:

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I'm wearing the 'chades.

 

Got to ride in the Huey & do an air assault demo. It was fun.

 

Tim

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Is that a chicom rig that I see? I didnt know the US fielded captured ones in the Nam. Good idea though-Once again the GI does it again. An easy solution to a common problem.

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Some grunts used ones taken off of dead enemy soldiers. SKS rigs will actually fit 20 round M16 magazines quite well. Didn't happen too much though. It was most common among LRRPs and SEALs from what I understand.

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It was pretty common in line units around 1970. There are some very famous photos of 1st 'CAV grunts in Cambodia wearing the SKS rigs. They fit a total of 10 magazines (20 rounders) very snugly, but the toggles can be a pain to undo.

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Some pictures from reenacting events took place in Russia last year.

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UH-1 is not real, but this year, it might become true.

Link to album 2011 Nam Alfa

 

Umm... okay, I get the dramatic effect of the fireball explosion in the background, but if this was this close and for real, everyone should be hunkered down in the dirt.

 

Nice effect with the Huey's though...

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Umm... okay, I get the dramatic effect of the fireball explosion in the background, but if this was this close and for real, everyone should be hunkered down in the dirt.

 

Nice effect with the Huey's though...

 

Well, I think everyone realized that such Hollywood explosion is just drown.

When I was much younger, I’ve made a napalm. About ½ gallon.

It began burning without dramatic flashes of fire, just like a normal gasoline.

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Here's those two shots that disappeared from the previous post:

 

U-Tapao 1971/72

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Korat 1974

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