Vietnam and Hot chow. My husband, a Vietnam Vet, said the soldiers pictured here are the ones that served the hot meal. He also said at the beginning of the line there were boxes of hand grenades and ammunition for the soldiers to stock up on.
The machine gun. This magnificent weapon became the primary squad automatic weapon with a cyclic rate of over 500 rounds per minute. Patterned after the infamous German of WWII, the "Pig" was used in a variety of roles during the Vietnam war.
“ In November 1967 a 9 Squadron Iroquois lands to pick up members of the Battalion Royal Australian Regiment during operation Santa Fe, a gruelling three week-long operation through inhospitable country some 23 kilometres from the Task.