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Some of you are familiar with these, but a lot not. Definitely interesting. Transportation group came under our headquarters. I traveled in more than one convoy with gun trucks in them, and quite happy they were there. One of the gunners scrounged parts and put together a mini-gun. First time he had occasion to use it he had 27 confirmed kills I was told, by a guy in that convoy. One time some bright officer decided he would transfer a truck to another unit. The whole crew said, the truck goes, we go with it. And they did Got a lot of pictures of those trucks in II Corps, including at least one in that film. Really should dig them out and get some 8X10 prints of them.

I'm a bit confused about the first part tho. Says trucking fuel from Pleiku to Ankhe. There was a pipeline to carry gas, from Qui Nhon, I don't think it went to Pleiku, didn't pay a lot of attention to the pipeline, had other things occupying my mind. But it went to Ankhe, for certain. I'm thinking all those drums and all were empty, no huge fires. Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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My uncle carried a BAR in the "old" days and I have pictures of him cooling the barrel off after a "skirmish" and steam rising from the barrel after taking his helmet full of water to cool it. Of course you had an ammo carrier. I can't imagine what he would have thought of the "mini"!
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exactly...
so why the thoughtless reminder...

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so why the thoughtless reminder...
I have some good memories too. Ran across it, so posted it. The village people building a large fishing boat, on the beach, entirely of wood, trunnels instead of nailed. A crooked valley, with a radio station in a monastary deserted 1500 years ago (don't know how they figured that one out), and 27 Stone Buddhas in the valley, but because it was crooked, youy could only see 4 at a time. Company cookouts, with grilled canned hot dogs, that turned out tasting better than steaks. Watching my clerk wade thru a foot of water in the center of the compound, with rain like you've never seen pouring down on him. The trick is, push the bad memories back, concentrated on the good things.

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Gee, just think, I missed all that.........thank God.

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The reminder is for the young'uns who don't understand what previous generations have gone through. History isn't taught the way it should be anymore
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on a wood working forum no less...

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Was 1a for several years, but got lucky on that draft lottery and didn't have to go. I have a deep respect for those that did. It seemed insane that the rules of war there worked against any chance to win.

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