Tag: Vietnam War

POTD: M16 and M1 Garand

Photo Of The Day – We travel back in time to 1964 for some Apocalypse Now feeling. The main firearm here is the M16, which looks fresh out of the crate. But you can also see some M1 Garands. In short, the M16 in 5.56×45 mm was being introduced, and the Garand [Read More…]

POTD: Medal of Honor

Today’s Photo shows Army Specialist Leslie Sabo Jr., who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War while serving with the 101st Airborne Division. His recommendation for the Medal of Honor was lost for 29 years before resurfacing in 1999. Sabo’s [Read More…]

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Guns of the North! NVA and Viet Cong Small Arms during the Vietnam War


Col. Greg Dillon sat down and talked with us about the small arms that himself and the men he was commanding were faced with during the course of his two tours in Vietnam during the conflict in the 1960s. Everything from AKs, B52s, and RPGs are lightly discussed in this informative episode. Although [Read More…]

“We Were Soldiers” Veteran Is Reunited with his Captured AK from Vietnam


We’ve covered the story of the Dillon AK on TFB previously on the blog and due to the efforts of a faithful reader that actually put us in touch with Col. Dillon we were able to actually sit down and interview him about his service in the 1st of the 7th Cavalry, infamous for heroic […] [Read More…]

Viet Cong 1911 bring back

A 1911 enthusiast in Virginia recently had a buddy ask him if he could work on his 1911 for him. The buddy’s relative had brought back a 1911 from Vietnam. This is the resulting encounter- Well he brings over this gem and the first thing I tell him is … Well [Read More…]