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Watching a tv documentary about the Navy Sea Wolves.  I've never served,  so maybe this stuff was common, but I'm impressed.  Door gunners found mounted guns too restrictive and were using m60s like rifles, fired off hand. I couldn't tell from the footage,  but I imagine the gunners were at least tethered. Still, it seems like that would've taken big brass ones as well as a bit of muscle.

Another thing that struck me was the Sea Wolves returning home and having the guys at the vfw thinking they were full of it because nobody had heard of their unit. It would have been bad enough coming back after Vietnam with the public's attitude,  but to even be rejected by other vets had to be rough.

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Cool.

What network was it on, or do you know who produced it ?

I presume the name "Navy Sea Wolves" was in the title ?  

 

Thanks. 

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It was on a PBS station. Sorry, I didn't catch the name of it.

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2 minutes ago, tommag said:

It was on a PBS station. Sorry, I didn't catch the name of it.

 

Thanks. PBS will make it easier to find.

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47 minutes ago, Retcop said:

 

Thanks. PBS will make it easier to find.

When I stumbled on it, they were talking about the birth of the swift boats and not getting adequate air support from the army. Hope that helps.

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M60s on a Huey with a bungee attachment. There was also a harness for the gunners. 

 

http://www.174ahc.org/m-60.htm

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