Machine Gunner Cites Tough AO [area of operations], Cavalair Article, by SP5 Don Graham, date unknown
LZ ROSS–For seven and a half months, SP4 Grady Gregory carried a machine gun for the 1st Air Cavalry Division‘s Third Brigade.
Most guys get tired of carrying the 25-pound M-60 after a while, but Gregory has not. “It’s a little heavy once in a while,” he says, “but by now I wouldn’t know how to carry anything else.”
Gregory grew attached to his machine gun when, Continue reading
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Dear Mom and Dad,
Well here we are at LZ Geronimo (that famous Indian) we came here from LZ English and I think that we will be staying here for about a week because we are getting a new captain. That’s a good thing.
(He spends part of the letter frustrated by loved ones at home who don’t take the time to write to him) If she thinks she has trouble finding time she should be over here, walk up and down mountains all day; dig a foxhole; set up a tent; eat. Continue reading
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