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Posted: 8/20/2005 3:13:45 PM EDT

Heres the story that goes with the foto ...

Bull's Eye - U.S. Marine PFC. Jerry D. Goff of St. Louis MO. examines a split barrel of his M-14 rifle which was hit square in the bore by Viet Cong sniper bullet during exchange of fire with guerrillas at My Song, south of DaNang. Goff was slightly wounded in the face by the freak occurrence.

Link Posted: 8/20/2005 3:16:43 PM EDT
I have to say it sounds like military, news BS. Nothing more than an obstructed barrel.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 3:29:24 PM EDT
Certainly looks like an obstructed bore to me. In the confusion of battel, it would be easy to confuse an obstructed bore with some other cause.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:43:06 PM EDT
His face looks unscathed to me
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:37:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 5:37:54 PM EDT by lancew]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
His face looks unscathed to me

I bet his underwear didn't go unscathed, though!
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:02:38 PM EDT
Sounds like bullshit to me. Did they find the VC bullet in the bore? If not, bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:06:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 8:07:02 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By Snake45:
Sounds like bullshit to me. Did they find the VC bullet in the bore? If not, bullshit.

AND, you can tell its a photochop
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:23:02 PM EDT

It the bullet hit square in the bore it would have travelled down it. Maybe start turning the other direction from the rifling, or even shed the jacket. The barrel is much to tough to be damaged by a soft little bullet.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 10:14:26 AM EDT
Yeah, total crap. An incoming round is not going to peel a barrel back like that. Only internal pressure can cause that, like a barrel obstruction.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:00:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:06:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Grey_Ghost:

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:48:41 AM EDT
Why don't one of you naysayers call Mr. Jerry Goff and ask him?

I found a Gerald D Goff born 1944 in Missouri on Zabasearch. That puts him around the right age to have been in VN.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:46:01 AM EDT
What's his #
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:50:30 PM EDT
Looks like the classic Elmer Fudd bore-plugola firing...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:11:49 PM EDT
Well did anyone follow up with a phone call?

I won't post the guys # online. If you need his # go to zabasearch.com
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 12:19:58 PM EDT
Kinda reminds me a little of THIS photo...

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