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2017-01-17 Military History - Vietnam war query:

Mark,    Happy to shed some light on this.     Yes, the U.S. sent the Army Special Forces (the Green Berets) in to Vietnam early in the war. In fact, the first SF troops, first SF troops, twelve members

2017-01-13 Military History - WW 2 Train Accident, May 6-7, 1945, in Austria:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your follow-up.  In it you typed "follow up left 12/oct/44.......99% sure he went over on her."  Then the following may be of interest to you:    Departure Date:   October

2017-01-13 Military History - WW 2 Train Accident, May 6-7, 1945, in Austria:

Dear Sir,          Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "evacuated by 305th medical clearing station."  Are you referring to the 305th Medical Battalion, an Organic Element of the 80th Infantry

2017-01-12 Military History - Bronze cannon ball:

A couple of things.    First, there were few if any Bronze cannon balls. Bronze was expensive. It was usually reserved for casing cannon as it was more flexible and less prone to bursting. Iron on the

2017-01-11 Military History - WWII Armored Infantry Patrols:

Dear James,          The TO and E of an armored infantry squad was eleven (11) men which included a squad leader and assistant squad leader. At the time you mention, April, 1945, the war was winding

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