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Item Number
VAS022637
Record Number
181315
Creation Date
Undated
Collection
Edwin L. Oswald Collection
Media Type
Slide
Description
Hello, my name is Larry Oswald. That's me in the picture. I was the supply officer of YRBM-16 from April of '68 to February of 1969. This is one of the Hueys on our helicopter pad on top of the barge. That's an M-60 machine gun I'm cradling and notice how we modified it. On the right front of the gun, there's an extra grip attached with some banding material; that way the gun can be picked up and fired from the shoulder and you can stop it from climbing up to the right when you use it. The reason I'm so happy is that this was the day when I had fewer days left in country than I had days in country. I was over half way and feeling short.
Citation
Slide VAS022637,  No Date, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 20 Oct. 2014. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=VAS022637>.
Pub. Credit Line
VAS022637, Edwin L. Oswald Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
 
Added: 19 May 2004[Updated: 12 Jun 2013]