vietnam canteen

“Alan Allen with his Stevens 12 ga. shotgun, .45 pistol, and M-79, filling canteens(note pack and canteens); Allen carried all three weapons until he could find a replacement to pawn off the .45 pistol and the M-79. Allen thinks the M-79 is an almost worthless weapon, although he killed his first NVA with one.” (1968)

5RAR company on patrol.

Note the ‘37 Pattern’ back pack and hybrid webbing. The back packs were army issue to our fathers in WWII. Initially the Diggers were poorly equipped. also note the white tape through the bush hat. the VC also wore bush hats of a similar style and the tape was to identify the Diggers from 'Charlie’; To help prevent causing some embarrassing incidents.