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In addition to his flame thrower, this man also carries an Ml 6 rifle. discarded his shirt and only wears the He has M1952 The weight of the flame thrower precluded it from being carried on patrols or flak jacket. long operations. A member of the 25th Infantry Dmsion guards suspected Viet Cong prison- Below: ers. He is wearing black leather field boots utility shirt with jungle and the OG107 fatigue pants. His jacket has its full array of insignia. S. the left chest and white name Army left tape on tape on the might indicate that the picture was taken prior to 1966, but although subdued insignia was officially required as of January 1967, supply and availability problems meant that both full color and mixtures of subdued and full color insignia continued right chest.

S. INFANTRY IN VIETNAM GRUNTS: Opposite page, top: Three to a wounded comrade. All armor. S. first INFANTRY aid are wearing kneeling at the front of the M1956 combat pack 'butt' pack attached to their equipment. This pack was found to be unsatisfactory in the field and was frequently replaced by picture have the the lightweight rucksack. 45 field The man on the The IN VIETNAM 57 soldier in front of him has draped ties. men his men standing have also taken measures to fight the heat. The man on the far left has rolled up the legs of his trousers, affording a good \iew of popular 'boonie' hat.

It did pro\ide a change from more commonly used sterno fuel tablets which were said to give an unpalatable taste to food. The chef is wearing OG107 Right: A utilities with the white 16th Infantry Regiment name tape. member catch- es his breath during Operation Junction City in February 1967. He has attached a plastic compass pouch to the left shoulder of his load bear- The canvas M1956 compass/first aid pouch was more frequently seen. Just \isible on his left shoulder is the 1st Infantry Dixision Patch.

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