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01-11-18, 05:14 PM
US military has a long history of killing foes with entrenching tools <br />
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In 1951, Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army 1st Lt. Benjamin F. Wilson found a weapon of last resort in the entrenching...

Zulu 36
01-12-18, 05:48 AM
Handy-dandy little item at times.

My dad told me that a Marine in his platoon on Saipan was digging in for the night when a Japanese soldier attacked him. Having nothing else in his hands at the moment, the Marine killed the Japanese with his e-tool. My dad said that e-tool use in WWII was not at all unusual, and frequently Marines would sharpen the edges of their e-tools before landing, just in case.

01-12-18, 06:35 AM
We were taught in ITR about the use of your entrenching tool and your helmet as weapons of a last resort.

Zulu 36
01-12-18, 01:24 PM
I read somewhere recently that a British SAS sergeant killed an ISIS ******* with an e-tool (decapitated him, actually) after the SAS ran low on ammo and weren't expecting aid due to commo problems. Turned out, their call for air support did get through and some American Apaches cleaned up while an American CH-47 lifted the SAS people out. I love a happy ending.

01-12-18, 02:13 PM
Looks like the SAS sergeant put our side ahead of the game.

Zulu 36
01-12-18, 02:14 PM
"Ahead" of the game. Hahahaha. :beer:

Tennessee Top
01-12-18, 04:31 PM
"One mind, any weapon". The concept is still taught in bootcamp today and is the basis for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

Tennessee Top
01-12-18, 08:23 PM

01-13-18, 07:24 AM
Weapons of gone days are still intimidating .....32217

01-13-18, 03:02 PM
You're not far off brother Billy. I've heard many times that Marine Corps Infantry is the tip of the spear. And I've said many times that we were more like a giant sledge hammer just crushing and smashing the **** out of everything in front of us. USMC finest Assault Troops in the world.

01-13-18, 03:49 PM
One thing for sure, Russ.....we were the aggressor, no matter who started the shet. We never waited for the War to come to us.

01-13-18, 09:23 PM
Sink an E-Tool deep into an a$$hole$ head donít waste ammo

doc h fmf
01-14-18, 12:17 AM
My CO 1STSGT has 6 kill under his belt,and I believe he may have more he looks like a Bad ass,was an awsome man.

Semper Fi

Stephen Doc Hansen HM3 FMF.