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,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!