Battle of Hue alternate. Fair amount of M17s were used in the city. Also since its was on the cold and wet side of the year a lot of Marines were wearing Navy rain jackets. (See previous post) the hoods sticking out the neck of the flak jackets are an easy way to spot them. Some other WWII era items that you see frequently were the 3 pocket grenade pouch and the mosquito net helmet cover. Web gear was also much simplified by guys. Often just a pouch or 2 and canteens. With most ammo being carried in bandoliers. (Should have hung more on in retrospect. That and I forgot the damn first aid pouch! Do’h!) To make up for it there’s some photo analysis below.
For a closer look at the famous rain jacket check out my other post.