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May 13, 1970

John Bullock

“Chamberlain. …we have been out for 2 or 3 weeks setting up AP’s around… The Colonel of our Bn came by this morning and gave us a well done on our operations in Cambodia… Each platoon is divided into 2 to 4 squads. Ours had 3 squads when I came into company, but now has 2 because so many guys have had bad feet, etc. and can’t go to the field… I started as a rifleman, then was an assistant machine gunner, and currently I am a grenadier. I carry an M-79 grenade launcher and close to 60 rounds of M-79 grenades. The weapon looks like a single shot, break open, sawed off shotgun. The ammo looks like an enlarged .22 bullet, only stubbier… The grenade round isn’t armed to explode until it has been fired and travels at least 28 – 30 meters in the air. I carry some buckshot rounds, just in case I have to fire at anything closer… Also there are CS rounds (I carry one). When these land they produce tear gas. Besides these I carry 2 – 4 flare rounds… through experience in Cambodia I learned to use it pretty well… P.S. Here are some tickets to the Cambodian National Lottery, but you won’t win much cause they already expired. [picked up in the debris at Chantrea.] “

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