1965 M151 in VN

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Re: 1965 M151 in VN

Postby ohiomgman » August 12th, 2014, 8:27 pm

Well I have had a full beard since the 1970's...and got fatter than a 30 pound robin in the last fifteen years.... But that old pic does kind of look like me as a 21 year old paratrooper... :) I got along fine with the Yards. Partied with them down in the ville and spent lots of time in the field with them. You could tell if there was gonna be some shooting if they just disappeared into the trees and began moving like a slight breeze. When they were grabbing ass and shooting birds out of trees for kicks..it was safe. Tough men. Strong and near fearless. I liked them just fine.

The pic above with Yards boarding the C130 Herky Bird was a Mobile Indigenous Strike Force or, MIKE Force, heading out for a 40 day operation along the 'trail. I sat in the back, with a load strap as a seatbelt with my guys, instead of up front in a jump seat. Them guys would get sick and blow breakfast into a zip lock bag before the Herk even left the ground...with the cargo door open and that smelly turbine exhaust and heat blowing in....I almost burped too.
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Re: 1965 M151 in VN

Postby LTDan » August 13th, 2014, 7:31 am

Very interesting thread here.

Back to the original question: Back in the 70s in Germany, my unit was responsible for tactical fuel distribution in our part of VII Corps. I never saw "Combustible" painted on any vehicle. "Flammable" was the warning on all Army fuel tankers regardless of which fuel was being transported. We also had "Feurgefehrlich" on our tankers, a misspelling of the German for "Flammable."

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I'm sure the locals rolled their eyes whenever we were on the road.

I went internet-looking for a photo of a fuel tanker from back in those days. Didn't find one, but I did find these M151 shots on an 11th ACR site:

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Re: 1965 M151 in VN

Postby richard » August 13th, 2014, 9:43 am

Dan,

From my native speaking and understanding of "feuergefährlich" I would translate it to "flammable", too. From the seventieth to now the sytem changed. We have now orange plates on a vehicle with a system of numbers on it which shows the police and fire fighters which stuff is aboard.
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Re: 1965 M151 in VN

Postby Germann75 » March 17th, 2015, 4:39 pm

Thank you for sharing.
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