A Door Gunner. Photo by Melvin Walker, a CW2 gun pilot and flew "Mel's Toy" with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Jan. 1970 at Fire Support Base (FSB) Chamberlin Southwest of Cu Chi: Howard Swede Ware and his M-79. "I carried a pack that had 15 extra, if that wasn't enough I had my pistol, if I burned that up I had 2 hand frags, if I burned those up, well, we picked a fight with the wrong folks....Small Bowie Knife. Smoke and frags were on the suspended web belt and harness along with 1 of 2 handguns. Carried CS rounds in my ruck for the 79." -Howard Swede Ware. Photo by Howard Swede Ware.
Ambush Academy - Cu Chi Base Camp. "I'm the short guy with my head down carrying the M79 Grenade Launcher and M60 Machinegun ammunition around my neck. We didn't loose that war. The whiners and complainers and politicians back in the US lost it for us. We also were winning when I left!!!!" — comments by Richard Roland Bradley.
Captured enemy weapons display. "All pictures were taken while I was with the Korean 9th Inf Div out of Ninh Hoa, Vietnam. When SF was sent back to the states I was transferred to the ROK 9th as NCOIC. I participated in several missions. The pictures were taken on my last mission, when all 3 regiments went into the mountains for 3 weeks." -Vietnam Veteran. Photo Taken 1970-71 by Tony Kristol.
M60, a Family of American General-Purpose Machine Guns
United States Machine Gun, Caliber 7.62 mm, M60, is a family of American general-purpose machine guns firing 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges from a disintegrating belt of M13 links. There are several types of ammunition approved for use in the M60, including ball, tracer, and armor-piercing rounds. Photo by Jim Lundy, a Cobra pilot a Scout Door Gunner with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Bunker 123, the Morning After it Was Almost Overrun by Viet Cong
Bunker 123, almost overran. Combatants (Viet Cong) came right up to the wire at night. Beehive rounds fired point blank took care of them all. Photo by John Wray, a "Blues" gun pilot with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Dec., 1969-Dec.1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
Photo by Louis Schiermeyer, who was an Sp-4 while serving with the "Blues" and "Slicks" Jan., 1969-1970 while serving with the with the Scout Platoon, D-Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. Courtesy of Mike Gustin. http://www.dtroop.com/
David Adams with captured AK-47's. Photo by David Adams, a Cobra pilot in the gun group during the years 1970-1971 with the Scout Platoon, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment. 1969-1970. Courtesy of Mike Gustin.