Anyone want to do war bring-back thread on the forums. I am in the mood for some military history right know.
My buddies told me his dad, in WW2 Pacific Campaign, used them a few times.Since you mentioned you were in the mood for military history, here goes.
One item I did bring home is an empty brass shell casing from a Duster. This was a twin 40MM anti-aircraft gun mounted on a tracked chassis. Built in the 1950's to shoot at airplanes they were used in Vietnam in an anti personnel role.
Our infantry brigade had a string of base camps along the DMZ and the Dusters were used on these bases as perimeter security against ground attacks. There were two on the camp I was on.
Another neat piece of weaponry used in Vietnam was also originally designed for anti-aircraft but used against personnel. This was the Quad 50, which was a 4 gun mount of Browning 50 cals in a turret mounted on a 5 ton truck. These were used for convoy security.
Sounds like he was all tangled up with a Saigon Special right there.Well, I brought back a wife and a child and these here sandals. Man, do I love these sandals."
Before you beat him up to bad over his lack of love for his spouse and child, understand, his wife was a total terror and his son was a sociopath. Well on his way to becoming some kind of serial killer or something. Really. He had been arrested for cruelty to animals (hanging cats and dogs on a swing set and cutting them open with a knife... while they were still alive), destruction of goverment property, burglary, etc. And, he was only 15 at this time.