While I was a LRRP going on local ambushes I carried:
I never carried a smoke grenade or anything I considered excess baggage. Usually I had more ammo and grenades than any other two guy’s on the team combined. The extra weight going from 5.56 ammo to 7.64 (duplex) just meant that the chronic pain in my shoulders got there quicker. In the end it probably saved my life when I got shot because at least one pouch took a hit.
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