The Guns of U.S. Army Aviation in Vietnam — Personal Defense Weapons on Slicks, Snakes & Loaches by WILL DABBS

The U.S. Army has never been a particularly agile beast when it came to bold new technologies. Horse cavalrymen were dragged kicking and screaming into tanks during World War II, and the grunts and tankers of the ’50s viewed the helicopter with a tolerant skepticism at best. In 1963 the 11th Air Assault Division was testing … Continue reading “The Guns of U.S. Army Aviation in Vietnam — Personal Defense Weapons on Slicks, Snakes & Loaches by WILL DABBS”

List of Sniper Rifles

 I am sure glad that I did not have to carry this one!   Name Manufacturer Image Cartridge Country Year 7.62 Tkiv 85 Valmet 7.62×53mmR  Finland 1984 Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Accuracy International 7.62×51mm NATO .308 Winchester  United Kingdom 1982 Accuracy International AS50 Accuracy International .50 BMG  United Kingdom 2007 Accuracy International AW50 Accuracy International … Continue reading “List of Sniper Rifles”

What I call a REAL STUD!

Medal of Honor, Vietnam War Robert Howard Medal of Honor: Oral Histories Medal of Honor: Oral Histories SOG’S FIERCEST WARRIOR: COLONEL ROBERT L. HOWARD Medal of Honor, Vietnam War Robert Howard Medal of Honor: Oral Histories Medal of Honor: Oral Histories                 By Maj. John L. Plaster, USA … Continue reading “What I call a REAL STUD!”

6 years ago We lost a good man! All I can say is that the Army could use a lot more of men like him in the officers Corp!

General H Norman Schwarzkopf passes on… General Schwarzkopf was the General that was responsible for the success of Desert Storm, We in the storm called him “our General”,  From everything that I read, he and the other officers that were the product of Vietnam war, vowed not to repeat the mistakes that hamstrung the American … Continue reading “6 years ago We lost a good man! All I can say is that the Army could use a lot more of men like him in the officers Corp!”

Just One Mission! (I like him)

Maynard Harrison SmithFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Maynard Harrison Smith Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson awarding the Medal of Honor to S/Sgt. Smith Nickname(s) Snuffy Smith Born May 19, 1911 Caro, Michigan Died May 11, 1984 (aged 72) Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Allegiance  United States of … Continue reading “Just One Mission! (I like him)”