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by m79ermchsicom
Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Links of Interest
Topic: Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
Replies: 0
Views: 4139

Veterans History Project, Library of Congress

May have missed the posting, but has anyone worked with any of this before? <br> <br> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/vets-home.html">www.loc.gov/folklife/vets/vets-home.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
by m79ermchsicom
Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27289

79

45'S were only issued to officers, as far as I know, maybe with some exceptions. Flechette rounds are the same as shotgun rounds, my Missouri terminology. Think the name fleshettes stuck to them because they were originally loaded with some kind of dart. By the time I came along, they were filled wi...
by m79ermchsicom
Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27289

vest

Mine was a vest with huge pockets, not individual pockets for each round. Probably twenty in there, and then another twenty in a couple of bags slung around my neck. Always thought it was makeshift, instead of Army issue??? The 79 had quite a kick. I was taught to keep my thumb on the right side of ...
by m79ermchsicom
Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Weapons, equipment, and how we did things
Topic: Automatic Rifleman
Replies: 25
Views: 27289

M79

In training they told us it had to spin for 28 meters before it would arm, so you wanted to be at least a 100 feet off the contact. I never fired it at my feet to test the theory, but can remember being close enough in sometimes, that it would not go off. I carried mostly gernade rounds [gold tipped...
by m79ermchsicom
Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:44 am
Forum: Vietnam Open Forum
Topic: The Polar Bear and which way his head turns.
Replies: 8
Views: 5274

Re: dexter vs sinister

Whoever designed it may have just ignored the rules, if he know them or cared. Artistic license.. I read once that the stripes on all regimental ties dropped upper left to lower right, as the opposite on a shield implied illegitimate birth [bar sinister], and American stirped ties followed the custo...

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