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Old 05 Sep 06, 05:09
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heres the link for u to add to the internet link thread boonie http://www.anloc.org/index.html
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heres the link for u to add to the internet link thread boonie http://www.anloc.org/index.html
Thanks for the reminder, found this site the other day but forgot to add it. By the way, if anyone finds large, color pictures showing ARVN soldiers or vehicles let me know, it's really hard to find photos of the south vietnamese army on the net
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these arent colored but they'll do http://www.generalhieu.com/Armor-frame.htm
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Great thread...one of the best.

I don't know anything about this pic...but I find it very dramatic. Looks like a sniper or some other small arms fire caught these guys by surprise and they are responding.
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Great thread...one of the best.

I don't know anything about this pic...but I find it very dramatic. Looks like a sniper or some other small arms fire caught these guys by surprise and they are responding.
I know this picture Eric, it was taken during the opening stage of the battle of Dak To, it shows soldiers of Company B, 4th Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry taking fire on Hill 823, 6 November 1967. You can see it in full size here:
http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/Vietnam/7-ff/p100.jpg
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Boonie...you are good! You know your Vietnam pics alright!

I figured these guys were surprised because two of them don't even have their helmets on. I don't know about you all...but I think no matter how much combat I was in...I would never get so nonchalant about it not to put on my helmet when the bullets started to fly!
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Steel Pots

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You'd think that you'd sure want your steel pot on your head. But, Vietnam is also the inspiration of the "Boonie Hat" which has a very soft shell. When you're out in heat and humidity all day long a soft breeze going through your hair beats frying your brains in a metal oven. Most 'grunts' didn't have an option but to use steel pots. Most 'special unit' teams had more options in what they wore and many wore the Boonie Hat.
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You'd think that you'd sure want your steel pot on your head. But, Vietnam is also the inspiration of the "Boonie Hat" which has a very soft shell. When you're out in heat and humidity all day long a soft breeze going through your hair beats frying your brains in a metal oven. Most 'grunts' didn't have an option but to use steel pots. Most 'special unit' teams had more options in what they wore and many wore the Boonie Hat.
Call me chicken...but when the lead starts to fly I would get my helmet on!! Pronto.
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a "boonie-Hat"?
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Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a "boonie-Hat"?
I think (not sure) it was popularized in Nam by the bush hats of the australians.

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Thanks Boonierat. I suspected that was the hat, but weren't quite sure because it was mentioned as a substitute for a helmet. I'll take the helmet.
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i have a boonie hat and its very good on hot long days as i found out at puckapunyal a couple years back when we went "bush bashing" for a week when i was with the army cadets. But i'd want a helmet as soon as the bullets start flyin.
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Found this funny picture of Nguyen Van Thieu, president of the Republic of Vietnam, playing the drums with some young south vietnamese, probably in the middle of an election campaign


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