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Old December 4, 2012, 04:50 PM   #5
Rifleman1952
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I had a good friend, who passed away a few years ago, who had been a "tunnel rat" in Vietnam back in the late 60s. He was a small guy, I'd guess maybe 5'6" and 130lbs and told me you couldn't be very big and navigate through those tunnels. On those descents he stated that he carried a 1911, a knife on his belt and a flashlight. Even though he wasn't very big, he was one of the toughest individuals I ever knew. The fact that he had to enter those tunnels was one of the few things he ever talked about during his time in Vietnam, although he never talked about what actually happened down in the tunnels. To my knowledge a 1911 was the only firearm he ever owned in his civilian life. I guess if a certain type of handgun, plays a major role in ones health and safety, you get attached to it.
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