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    US infantry Weapons in Combat

    I just finished reading US Infantry Weapons In Combat by Mark G. Goodwin. I thought it was a refreshing glimpse into what GIs thought of their weapons. It was interesting to read some vets saying that the M1icon wasn't all that great when it got dirty while others (the majority it seems) said it worked perfectly even when dirty. It was also interesting to note that a lot of GIs felt that Browning .30 cals were behind the curve in combat compared to other weapon systems out there. If you haven't read the book yet I suggest picking up a copy.
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    Sounds like a neat read. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    You're welcome, the vets tell relatively short stories. They also cover more than just the M1icon. There were even a few mentions of M1917s in there as well, but used as more of a training weapon.
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    The same thing is outlined in War Baby about Carbines, stories from vets and both sides of the fence about M2s...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowman1510 View Post
    If you haven't read the book yet I suggest picking up a copy.
    I ordered a copy a few days ago, looking forward to reading it.


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