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Machine-Gunner Waiting for Mission by NWakefield661 Machine-Gunner Waiting for Mission by NWakefield661
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Moe-Is-We Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My dad is being a jerk and taking advantage of the fact that I left myself logged on - and posting this as if he were me! (He's assuming that I'll read this and learn something about my family.)
Dad's stepfather was a United States Marine. Being the smallest man in his company, he was assigned to carry the predecessor of the SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) which is pictured above. The BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) and its accompanying ammunition package were heavy, but they were given to the smallest Marines because they were the smallest targets.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Haha. Not being a jerk at all! The gun in the picture is a M-240B, but I had the SAW and it was a bitch to carry (and I'm a fairy big guy). My grandfather fought in WWII and he said the BAR's were so heavy that a lot of guys would just try to ditch them and take Garands. That's interesting with the smallest Marines! Thank you for your comment (both of you) and check out more pictures of Afghanistan and others on my gallery! Have an awesome day!
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Carolina-Hearts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the lighting and shadows in this picture, it really puts things into perspective. I especially like how the light is shining on his face, while most of his body is in the dark.
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank yoU!
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WarriorofHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His camo reminds me of old-isue DCU uni's. Is it DCU or am I overthinking it and he's really wearing MultiCam ACU's? Nice shot btw, and congrats on the DD!
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. And yeah we wore DCU's. They were just changing over when I was getting out.
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WarriorofHeaven Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting! Thanks for the explanation :)
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NWakefield661 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, and check out more photos on my gallery!  Thank you again!
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