What does a 50-foot NRA range for .22 rifles in Oklahoma have to do with the combat effectiveness and survival of a Marine in Vietnam? In the young life of R.S. Hildreth, almost everything.
Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with the shotgun's serial number imprinted on the certificate.
MACV-SOG - the Vietnam War's covert operations unit-inserted small teams deep behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia along the heavily defended Ho Chi Minh Trail highway system.
As reports of M16s failing in combat began to filter in, the U.S. Army scrambled to address the crisis, finding the solution in the most American of places—the world of comic books.