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Old 9 March 2017, 11:16
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Old School pic of the Marine Pathfinders at 2nd Force.
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Old 9 March 2017, 11:21
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Old 9 March 2017, 12:21
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SB had already retired by then I think.
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Old 9 March 2017, 12:55
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Great photo!!
I can't be sure with the resolution I have - but is the weapon most of the team holding grease guns?
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Old 9 March 2017, 13:22
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Yes, those are M3 grease guns
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Old 9 March 2017, 13:43
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Late 50s, then?
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Old 9 March 2017, 13:54
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SB had already retired by then I think.
He did. SB sent me his Boot Camp photo a few years ago from Tun Tavern..
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Old 9 March 2017, 22:08
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Old 10 March 2017, 04:14
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Old 10 March 2017, 16:31
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He did. SB sent me his Boot Camp photo a few years ago from Tun Tavern..
Found it:
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Old 10 March 2017, 18:51
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T-7's, one CWIE (red ball bag), M-3's,
probably getting ready to jump a C-119.
Since the USMC gets hand me down gear,
could be late 1950's ...
or mid 1960's.
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Old 10 March 2017, 20:10
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2nd Force stood up in 1957-8. It was during the first deployments to Vietnam that they realized they would likely be making enemy contact on on most patrols and needed to carry something that was better for a protracted fight than the M3. As cool as the M3 is, five of them against a platoon of AK's is pretty much a nonstarter. No matter how much of bunch of badasses the five guys are.

That said, the units probably kept them on the TO&E for years.
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Old 11 March 2017, 09:20
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The "horseshoe" was in full effect back then. Dude far left bottom gave no fucks with that stache. Awesome pic.
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That's awesome!
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