J H Rhodes cleans and applies grease to the barrel of a .50 Caliber Machine Gun aboard a boat deck in An Thoi, Vietnam.
An Thoi Phu Quoc Vietnam Date:1966, January 16 Duration:2 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities aboard a Fast Patrol Craft or Swift Boat in An Thoi, Republic of Vietnam. Swift boat at sea on Operation An Dang. Wake of Swift Boat underway at high speed. Stern of boat shows wake. Flags flying in breeze. Swift Boat flag flying below the ensign. L L Ellis, BM2 (Boatswain's Mate Second Class) at the helm of the boat underway at sea. J H Rhodes, GM3 (Gunners Mate Third Class) cleans the barrels of a .50 Caliber Machine Gun, duel mount. A cleaning rod is run back and forth through the barrel. Machine gun belted. Rhodes places lubricant on a cloth and runs the cloth down barrel of Machine gun. He works over the gun and applies a thin coat of grease to end of gun barrel with a brush.
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