vietnam long range combat load

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  1. new sks 2005

    new sks 2005 New Member

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    what was the long range patrol gear you loaded into your ruck sacks when you went into the bush. i have looked all over the net and cant find anything.
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    I was just a gunner altho there were a few times we were out humpin' the boonies for waaaaay more than a day with some ops lasting weeks. We usually got resupplied via choppers ...

    I have a good friend that was a LRRP in Nam and I will ask him what they packed ... Them fellers definitely had to "have it together" ...

    [​IMG]

    I'll see him later today some time and we'll see what I can come up with.

    Six
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    thanks for the help sixtgunr!!!that would be awesome.
  4. AL MOUNT

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    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 +

    at least 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.

    [​IMG]
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    thanks for the replys guys!!:)
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    Info will be coming shortly ...

    Thanks for holding ... My bud the LRRP has been a tad busy but he is making me a list.

    One thing for sure is that he mentioned they did not carry the same as we troops ...chow wise ... C-Rats take up too much room and they had what he called "LRRP Food" ....:)

    Six
  7. AL MOUNT

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    We called them "LRRP rations", man they were good.....[​IMG]

    It was extremely rare that we got them......[​IMG]

    Our 1st shirt probably stole them from another company......:D


    They weighed 1/5 of what a 1 meal box of C-rats did.

    Just add to a canteen cup of water, heat with a small marble of C-4 and chow down.....[​IMG]

    My favorite was chicken stew or something like that.....:D



    Just to clarify....cuz I don't want to mislead nobody...

    I was not in a LRRP unit, just a regular (Airborne) infantry company..

    (11B4P) translates to "Grunt", "Ground Pounder", "Dog Face".....u get the drift...:D
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