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'Saving Private Ryan's' T-4 Medic Wade wearing bandoleers


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Hi,

I've seen SPR probably literally 100 times since its release in '98, I like to think by this point I have a pretty good basic knowledge about WWII US field gear/equipment. One thing though that's never been verified, to my knowledge at least, is why Medic Wade (played by Giovanni Ribisi) wears two bandoleers around his neck throughout the film.

 

I always just assumed they were just stuffed with extra Carlisle packs in place of ammo clips; just wondering if anyone else wondered this and confirm confirm/correct this line of thinking.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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It is possible that he was just carrying ammo for other members of the squad.

 

-Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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