Tigers. An ARVN ruck M26 & M18 grenades, Plastic canteen WITH a Garand. Now the canteen is the tell. The very first US OG green plastic canteens were not produced until 1963. US troops didn't get them in great numbers until late 66. By the time that photo was taken the ARVN's had M-16's. But he wanted to fight for his country so badly that when he needed a replacement, he picked up the old war horse and went to work. So much for "Never fired and only dropped once". ---Ray
he picked up the old war horse and went to workYes and the picture of the troops leading the VC commander to his destiny with Colonel Loan has the ARVN soldier in front with an AK.