Smoking Shotgun

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

This video was originally from an episode of 60 Minutes. It was documenting the use of marijuana from Vietnam soldiers. I am more concerned about the fact that these soldiers are pointing shotguns at each others’ faces. The pipe appears to function like a chamber flag, but that does not mean you should point shotguns in people’s faces nor that those people should take a hit from the muzzle of a shotgun.

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  • Nimrod Nimrod on Nov 10, 2015

    That scene was replicated in the film Platoon.

  • Zebra Dun Zebra Dun on Nov 11, 2015

    After a long and hard Des Ex Tac test at 29 Palms our unit had some Kegs of beer brought out to the field by Gunny where we ended up in bivouac.
    There were also some water jerry cans filled with ice and beer carried along.
    We drank the beer from the Kegs in our canteens, canteen cups, C-rats cans and in our steel helmets.
    The water cans were buried to keep the cans cool and I would bet to this day some are being found by units digging in in the same locations, filled with beer cans we missed.
    The fact is, Troops in the field will do what ever they can to make life fun under trying conditions.
    I can state for a fact I never saw any troops smoke pot from their weapons.
    I have no doubt it was done.
    My Gunny would jack them up so high they would see St Peters toes and Top...well Top would just take out his S&W revolver and shoot them.
    The ones doing this here are either grandstanding, goofing off or simply sad sacks and shit birds, dopers, juicers and the overall unprofessional who have allowed themselves to be filmed doing things that only strike a blow to the services.
    Vietnam was what it was and it brought out the best and the worst in American soldiers.
    All gave some, some didn't give a shit and some gave all.
    Those who know who they were and what they did know what it means now.