Originally Posted by SixTGunr
I was just a gunner.... Six
And Jesus was just
I was team leader on a 60.
Didn't hump the ole girl like Sixtgunr did , but carried extra ammo like the AG did.
Longest time out in the weeds without coming in to base camp was 44 days.
Brother, did that suck
We were resupplied by chopper every 3 days with c-rats & ammo, got 1 hot meal at that time.
That translates into had to carry 8 meals on your back,
plus ammo for your 16 + at least 1 claymore + maybe a LAW + hand grenades + smoke grenades
+ a couple of WP grenades + entrenching tool + poncho/shelter half + bayonet + battle dressings +
a 100 rnd bandolier for the 60 + a towel soaked with sweat + your steel pot
+ a flack jacket, if it was the chilly monsoon season
and oh yea , I fergot to mention....
No one carried less than 5 canteens of water