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Old February 8th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #151
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This is my first post other than an introduction so I hope I'm not messing up.

I was a combat photographer in RVN with the First Infantry Division. I got there in '69 and, by that time, everybody was issued 16s. The Big Red One was pretty strict that everyone carry the same weapons for obvious reasons but I did see a few 14s out there along with some other weapons, i.e., Thompsons, M-3s (I had one of those). Anyway, I dug around in a few photos and found this one of troopers with either Charlie or Delta Company, 2nd Battalion of the 28th Infantry Regiment:



If you look closely, behind the guy carrying the M-60, you can see the stock of a 14. By the way, that was a hot LZ.

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:42 PM   #152
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My apologies if this photo has been posted before.

US Marine Fires on NVA Troops - Battle of Khe Sanh, Viet Nam 1968.

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Thank you to those Marines for sacrifices made that most of us will never understand.
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The Marine is shooting off an 155mm or 8" artillery powder canister.



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This is my first post other than an introduction so I hope I'm not messing up.

I was a combat photographer in RVN with the First Infantry Division. I got there in '69 and, by that time, everybody was issued 16s. The Big Red One was pretty strict that everyone carry the same weapons for obvious reasons but I did see a few 14s out there along with some other weapons, i.e., Thompsons, M-3s (I had one of those). Anyway, I dug around in a few photos and found this one of troopers with either Charlie or Delta Company, 2nd Battalion of the 28th Infantry Regiment:



If you look closely, behind the guy carrying the M-60, you can see the stock of a 14. By the way, that was a hot LZ.

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This is my first post other than an introduction so I hope I'm not messing up.

I was a combat photographer in RVN with the First Infantry Division. I got there in '69 and, by that time, everybody was issued 16s. The Big Red One was pretty strict that everyone carry the same weapons for obvious reasons but I did see a few 14s out there along with some other weapons, i.e., Thompsons, M-3s (I had one of those). Anyway, I dug around in a few photos and found this one of troopers with either Charlie or Delta Company, 2nd Battalion of the 28th Infantry Regiment:



If you look closely, behind the guy carrying the M-60, you can see the stock of a 14. By the way, that was a hot LZ.

Mike
Damn cool. Good work!

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Nice pictures.I always think one of these days, i'm going to see ME,on a picture in Nam
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Old December 9th, 2016, 10:28 AM   #158
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Here's some pictures I found that I don't recall seeing in this thread before. My apologies if they've been posted already or if these images belong to you.



This one I found interesting for what looks like a striped birch stock on the rifle in the foreground.











































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Awesome pics guys!

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Thanks for the new looking M14 pictures MrM1A.




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This is from the 24 May, 1965 issue of Newsweek magazine.


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This is from the 24 May, 1965 issue of Newsweek magazine.

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Bring back memories of 68/69 I humped a M-14 for about two months of my tour.I didn't weight but a 168 lbs, those loaded mags was just to much weight. I went to the M-16.

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Did the Marines wear their name tag on the left side ??

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Did the Marines wear their name tag on the left side ??
It was required that the utility jacket have your name stamped above the left pocket. That's the one where the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is over your heart! This was done with a rubber stamp set that each Marine received in his bucket issue in bootcamp. However, it was a practice on Okinawa for Marines stationed there to purchase an embroidered name tape at the Exchange and these were used in lieu of the stamped name. What you see in the photo is correct, and that Marine is still wearing "stateside" (sateen) utilities.

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