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Old February 13, 2013, 08:58 AM   #3
Dwight55
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On my first convoy out of Saigon, . . . it was with an M1 Garand, and one bandolier of ammo, . . . which was 8 clips of 8 each.

I had my personal 1911, 3 mags and about 50 rounds with me.

It was a very uneventful convoy

Some time later, . . . I wound up also on convoy duty, . . . but I took my M3, all 5 mags, plus my 1911.

If I went on the river, . . . I took my M14 and every mag that wasn't nailed down, tied up, or where I couldn't get to it.

Came home in one piece.

Just remember, . . . no one has ever survived a firefight, . . . and come into the hootch complaining about having to have packed all the unused ammo.

May God bless,
Dwight
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