While I was a LRRP going on local ambushes I carried:

 20 mag’s of 7.62 duplex in 3 collapsible canteen pouch’s and bandoliers
1 white phosphorous grenade
6 or more fragmentation grenades.
 1-2 claymore mines  (varied)
1 old style Canteen of water
Compass
Panel marker in my hat
pill kit
Watch
Roger’s M14 E-2 after taking hits from enemy rounds in Vietnam
LONG MISSIONS
All of above +
 Ruck sack
 Water in collapsible canteens
 LRRP Rations
 Pancho (if needed)
 Socks   (if needed.)
 Signal mirror

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.

Roger Anderson

B-1/26th Inf
66-67
HQ LRRP F/52 LRP
67-68

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