Operation Double Eagle

No not the effort to make a dud of a pistol, but one of the last true amphibious operations to take place. 56 years ago today, January 28th 1966, Operation Eagle commenced. It was a joint operation with the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force and the South Vietnamese 2nd Division. It was also launched in conjunctionContinue reading “Operation Double Eagle”

Operation Masher

56 years ago today, January 26th 1966, Operation Masher kicked off. There actually seems to be some debate as to the start of the operation, sources citing the 24th, 26th and 28th as the true beginning. Lasting until March 6th, it was a large scale search and destroy mission involving the US 1st Cavalry Division,Continue reading “Operation Masher”

Just Some Videos

Saw these today and found them interesting, thought maybe you would too. For the gear whores here is a pretty no nonsense guy who has been there done that talking about how he set up his plate carrier and why. And for the gun nuts thought this was interesting. Goes to show that it doesn’tContinue reading “Just Some Videos”

Ho Ho Ho…

…Now I have a machine gun I did a poll last Christmas asking what people thought Santa would run. I got a lot of wild suggestions but the most common was some form of belt fed. Follow by various suppressed guns. So since I don’t have access to anything belt fed anymore these days, IContinue reading “Ho Ho Ho…”

The M1 Garand in Vietnam

If you aren’t already poking your head in at WWII After WWII you are missing out. Here’s one particular article that seems a perfect fit for the readership. Make sure to give him a read as you can tell a lot of effort goes into his articles. Since starting wwiiafterwwii, numerous people have contacted meContinue reading “The M1 Garand in Vietnam”

The Battle of Triangle Hill

The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown was part of UN attempts to gain control of “The Iron Triangle“, and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952. The original plan for Operation Showdown called for simultaneous attacks on both Triangle Hill and Sniper Ridge. One battalion from the US 31st Infantry Regiment, 7thContinue reading “The Battle of Triangle Hill”