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    gun trucks on tv

    saw a good show about the vietnam gun trucks on the smithsonian channel,the weapon hunter.these were cool trucks and i was glad there where on our side.i did a few days on these.but i was not a reg gunner.
    brad

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    Dunno if you knew or not but it's a series with the current episodes being at least the 2nd season (which just began). The host is a little hard to take sometimes but I give him a thumbs up for his enthusiasm. If I have one single complaint it's the use of the stupid cartoons to illustrate stuff. Either do some better graphics or stop using them entirely. It is indeed an enjoyable show to watch IMHO.

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    I remember them well. Innovation, the mother on invention. Try and describe them today, and you might get a look as though, "Are you serious?" They did that?

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    I did the real thing, I was in a Gun Truck while in Vietnam.
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    I remember they most often had names and pictures painted on the sides, much like the bombers of WWII, the only two I can remember around the Da Nang area in 71 was "Granny's Gang", and "The Cong Stomper".
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    There was no greater comfort traveling between An Khe and Nha Trang through the mountains with the roads guarded by South Korean's on a deuce and a half mounting quad-fifties
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

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    Heres one, with a 50 and a 60... At Phan Rang ,Vietnam 1969
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    M-55 Quad 50

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    Near LZ Betty, 1968

    Known as the 'Whispering Death' - each M-55 Quad 50 consisted of four Browning M2 .50-caliber machine guns mounted in a power turret on a deuce and a half (2 1/2) or 5 ton truck. With an effective rate of fire of 1,000 to 1,500 rounds per minute, the Quad in action "could literally sick the life out of a hillside at ranges up to half a mile".
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    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

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    Heres a 'gun truck' with wings Compliments of the 14th S.O.W . (with (4) 7.62 mini-guns .(1) 20 mm cannon & (1) 40 mm cannon) .Max total rate of fire = 36,000 rds. per minute.
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    Because of long delays for my security clearance, I was about a year behind my language school classmates. When I arrived "in country" no one really knew what to do with me. Tet of 1970 changed that and I was no longer living in a base camp barracks. So, I carried an M-14 on my first "outings". The fellows I dropped in on thought I was a sniper - carrying that M-14. Several LZ's later I carried an M-16. LZ Spearhead in Cambodia was the last field assignment for me. The 4th Infantry was pulling out, and as I had a longer "commitment", I was sent to Nha Trang for my final 6 months - a resort city

    I really did enjoy that then!!! I had an apartment downtown Nha Trang, at the base they really didn't know what to do with me - so I skated along until ETS straight from Vietnam to Greensboro, NC, fresh off the plane and I was one rancid dude. Took me about 3 years then to get career minded.
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    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    Because of long delays for my security clearance, I was about a year behind my language school classmates. When I arrived "in country" no one really knew what to do with me. Tet of 1970 changed that and I was no longer living in a base camp barracks. So, I carried an M-14 on my first "outings". The fellows I dropped in on thought I was a sniper - carrying that M-14. Several LZ's later I carried an M-16. LZ Spearhead in Cambodia was the last field assignment for me. The 4th Infantry was pulling out, and as I had a longer "commitment", I was sent to Nha Trang for my final 6 months - a resort city

    I really did enjoy that then!!! I had an apartment downtown Nha Trang, at the base they really didn't know what to do with me - so I skated along until ETS straight from Vietnam to Greensboro, NC, fresh off the plane and I was one rancid dude. Took me about 3 years then to get career minded.
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    Then you'll like this shot of downtown Nha Trang Sept.1969
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
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    Then you'll like this shot of downtown Nha Trang Sept.1969
    Good gracious! My memory is corrupted. I'd grown to where I'd cared about nothing.

    Honestly, after the 4th Infantry, I'd become hooked on heroin. The first time I've mentioned that here. It was everywhere at about $2 a gram and that gram was a lot. And that period of addiction was both the greatest I'd ever felt about myself, and then over to the other side.

    I was ETS'd suddenly, had month's to go on my 2nd tour, and my grandfather passed away. I really wasn't looking to go home, but then on the spot I chose home. The very last time I did heroin was on the field awaiting my plane out.

    I understand heroin addiction. Been there done that, but coming home was clean and 47 years later I've still never seen that white powder since.

    That old song - "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows my sorrow".
    Republic of Vietnam 10/69 - 3/71, Cambodia April 27, 1970 on a mountain top with HUGE scorpions

    "'He jests at scars who never felt a wound'" c.s.lewis - 1940

    The Ten Commandments: http://www.godstenlaws.com/ten-comma.../#.UdAz65yynZg

    The Bill of Rights: http://billofrightsinstitute.org/fou...ill-of-rights/

    The Constitution: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/cha...ranscript.html

 

 

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