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The Making of an US Army Vietnam Grunt

February 18, 2012


A lot of crap has been said about the Vietnam Grunt. Many movies portrayed them as illiterate and uneducated killers. Forrest Gump made the grunt look like simpletons. I was a Vietnam Grunt. I had graduated from high school in June and  received my draft notice in early December as an early Christmas present. After […]

The Bows and Arrows of Charlie Troop

February 8, 2012


Most of the information in this post was found in the following websites:, , and The weapons used in Vietnam were numerous. Those used by the Infantryman in Charlie Troop changed as field use and other factors demanded. The weaponry used on the helicopters also changed as the aircraft changed. The […]