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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    It was almost all flags and pennants other than brigade, unit, and boxing pennants since 1938. In 1938 boxing was more popular than football.

    I don't recall any MP ever getting hot and bothered over it.

    That Canadian Flag was a joke, a dis against a particular obnoxious Canadian officer who didn't know what surfing was.

    My father took photos during WWII, of men urinating into a blown Panzer, standing around headless Nazi corpses, the heads mounted on poles, both in northern Italy, far worse from his days in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and finally Germany. He didn't like speaking about the war to us when we were kids, but before we all shipped out, we three all heard an earful. Anyone who thinks American soldiers during that war were well behaved is naive.

    A lot has changed in the military since Vietnam showed up on the TV screens of America during dinner time. It is necessary to ask if images are honest today? Both my boys served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have many stories of what they witnessed, and to this day, neither judges their fellow soldiers, nor regrets their actions. My older son was an Army doc, saw the results of what our men suffered. My younger simply grins when the topic comes up, his eyes say more.
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons.

    We were an assault force but by the end of the Tet Offensive of 68 the SLF were used just like the other six Marine rifle regiments in I-Corps.

    Our boss was a Navy admiral but when not conducting an amphibious operation we were under the command of the 3rd Mar Div.


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    The flag of my gg grandfather's regiment, the 40th Alabama Infantry. I ordered a photo quality print from the Alabama State Archives and had it custom framed with museum quality UV glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons. snip
    I've always reserved my greatest respect for those who enlisted. Tho some inductees were invited to join the Marines, few did. You have my respect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian View Post
    I've always reserved my greatest respect for those who enlisted. Tho some inductees were invited to join the Marines, few did. You have my respect.
    Welcome home Yossarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    During the USSR cultural revolution (1917-1937) the Bolsheviks toppled statues and renamed cities and streets.

    When the Nationalist Socialist came into power in Germany the Nazis topple statues of German monarchs and aristocrats in Germany and did the same in Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland.

    Mao had his cultural revolution in China (1965-1975.)

    Today the internationalist socialist/communist are waging their cultural revolution in America, erasing America's history by toppling statues and monuments and that old Confederate battle flag scares the crap out of the Marxist and their "useful idiots" snowflakes.
    I don't want to get into a fight over the confederate and American flag, I'm from Missouri, some fought for confederates and some fought for the union. I agree that the confederate flag scares the crap out of people especially the sissy liberals, we need to rally behind the red, white and blue, most Americans would, not to many would rally behind the confederate flag, they did lose the civil war. I don't believe in banning the flag either, believe in preserving our history. I'm just saying most Americans would rally behind the red. white and blue, we need all hands on deck against these fake BLM and sissy liberal Marxists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    My first six months in Vietnam I was with the 7th Fleet U.S. Marines, "Special Landing Force" that consisted of the 1st Bat. 9th Marines (Walking Dead) and the 26th Marine Regiment and other combat support units of the 5th Marine Division like 1/13, tanks, ONTOS, Amtracks, engineers, shore party, etc companies and Marine helicopter squadrons.

    We were an assault force but by the end of the Tet Offensive of 68 the SLF were used just like the other six Marine rifle regiments in I-Corps.

    Our boss was a Navy admiral but when not conducting an amphibious operation we were under the command of the 3rd Mar Div.


    https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a491580.pdf
    I came across this clip today, Army use of armor in vietnam. Short barreled tanks, APC's. No Onto's, I think the army didn't bring any over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I came across this clip today, Army use of armor in vietnam. Short barreled tanks, APC's. No Onto's, I think the army didn't bring any over.

    The Army dropped out of developing the ONTOS saying that because of the backblast of the 106 mm recoilless rifles the ONTOS was deadly in the rear as it was in the front.

    The ONTOS was designed as a tank killer to destroy Soviet tanks in Europe but as we see so often with so many weapons platforms end up being better at other jobs than they were intended for.


    I only saw a few ONTOS when I first arrived in Vietnam. I remember there was an ONTOS at the south end of the DaNang Air base.
    By late 69 I never saw an ONTOS again in Vietnam.
    My understanding they just ran out of spare parts since the ONTOS production line was closed down by 1958.

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