Originally Posted by robocop10mm
It just amazes me these military legends pervade to this day. I really wonder if DI's/other instructors were that stupid of people heard the BS "in basic" from some stupid recruit. I guess as a part of that whole "breaking down/building up" crap the memories might get a bit screwed up and the dumba$$ rumor from the dip-sh!t in the next bunk is remembered as coming from someone who actually knows what he is talking about.
About the only one of these stories that may be correct is them using our 81mm morters in their 82mm tubes
Well, you have to remember, that was at a time new weapons were just starting to be introduced, the CAR 15, AR 15,and the AR 16, the Hueys were made into gunships/rocket choppers, then the very early models of the Cobras were starting to appear, also that was the first time extensive use of the M-79 was in use, so at that period, any thing went as far as equipment.