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1972... 2012...

 Just about all that's changed is the uniform.

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes provides close-air support over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Barnes is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo


Could keep going back, '52, '42, 1862, 1812, etc.  Changes in uniform, changes in uniforms and gear, faces and stories stay pretty much the same.
 Is it me, or is a rocket about to slide out of its tube?
Well, Joe, I'm thinking not so much when the subject I was after was "door gunner in a Hubert..." 
 I think that was great timing. Looks like the rockets just been let loose and is on its way. I cant think of a launcher that has them that far out.
Just a change in gear, isn't it, John?  Another grunt providing fire support for his side.  Thinking along those lines always brings to mind "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight."
 Joe in N CA, "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight", I surely hope so, but I doubt it. In a situation like this, the first casualty of war is the "Historical Truth". Rather than, "...Speak much about that which they know little", a definition from Proverbs for a fool. I would hope that the Thanksgiving Turkey would work its work and they would sleep on it, before they speak.
Joe, almost had the same reaction, but mine was "...and we had Marines in the Carribean in '32..." :)

But, yeah, it does look dead-on a Huey shot. Which reminds me, how's Bill lately?