XM28 Riot Gas Mask

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Experience in Vietnam showed that the Ml7-series mask, while effective, provided more protection than necessary and was too heavy in the light-soldier environment experienced. What to do? Soldiers in the field needed protection against the riot-control agents in use and desired a lightweight, easily carried protective mask (or none at all).…

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WW2 Leggings

S.Sgt. Ray Harris brought the first bunch of leggings over to CCC in 1969, with Sgt. Howard Suger bringing more over later. Only teams in Command & Control Central (CCC) Kontum wore the WW2 Leggings. Here you can see that the standard lacing has been replaced with "550" cord and…

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AN/PRT-4 & AN/PRR-9 Squad Radios

The AN/PRT-4 and AN/PRR-9 worked together as an attempt at a simple, lightweight Squad radio, albeit one-way. First fielded in Vietnam by the U.S. Army in March 1967, the idea was to extend an infantry platoon and/or squad leaders' command and control beyond verbal, hand signals and personal contact communications.…

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