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Posted: 3/18/2006 3:48:33 PM EDT
Does anyone know of a modern use of bayonets in battle?, any fullout charges?, how about just fixing them to the rifles during a fight?, anyone actually stck anyone?, I think I heard the British used them in the Falkland islands war, but is there anything more recent?, and what about the Falklands?....
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:50:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 3:55:12 PM EDT by DOW]
Didn't the Brits use them in Iraq?

I think The Marines (ours) did as well at some point, maybe Fallujah?

Found this on Google

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Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:56:37 PM EDT
IIRC the last time a US Army unit was actually given the command to "Fix Bayonets" and then to charge was in Korea. IIRC that came out of the AUSA Magazine back in the 80's.
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Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:12:06 PM EDT
There's always that El Salvadoran soldier that charged a bunch of Iraqis with his knife.

NTM
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:16:27 PM EDT
My Drill Sgt in Basic at Fort Lewis in 1967 was with the 2 Inf in Korea. He told stories about being in the last bayonet charge by the US Inf. He said the charge was up hill and they caught the Chinese in their holes surprised. He esposed the virtue of being quick or dead. He also said the e-tool and the M1 swung like a baseball bat were very deadly tools.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:18:09 PM EDT
from what i have heard, marines in iraq have found bayonets mounted on shotguns (mossberg 590's) to be VERY effective at convincing hajis to do as they're told. i dont know about a charge tho
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:33:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bostonirish67:
My Drill Sgt in Basic at Fort Lewis in 1967 was with the 2 Inf in Korea. He told stories about being in the last bayonet charge by the US Inf. He said the charge was up hill and they caught the Chinese in their holes surprised. He esposed the virtue of being quick or dead. He also said the e-tool and the M1 swung like a baseball bat were very deadly tools.



A soldier named Millette gave the orders for the charge (I think), he was from Maine.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:35:23 PM EDT
When I see the movie Getteysburg and Chaimberland gives the orders to fix bayonets and then charges down Little Round Top, I always get the chills.

Those guys had some brass balls the size of soccer balls.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:37:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:

Originally Posted By bostonirish67:
My Drill Sgt in Basic at Fort Lewis in 1967 was with the 2 Inf in Korea. He told stories about being in the last bayonet charge by the US Inf. He said the charge was up hill and they caught the Chinese in their holes surprised. He esposed the virtue of being quick or dead. He also said the e-tool and the M1 swung like a baseball bat were very deadly tools.



A soldier named Millette gave the orders for the charge (I think), he was from Maine.




I'll go along with that. I read it somewhere. Damned if I can recall where, though. I do remember the charge was uphill, though.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:43:31 PM EDT
The Brits did one in Iraq. When I was there a quick jab to the chest with a bayonet out the truck window worked wonders for keeping people away from the trucks.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:49:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:
When I see the movie Getteysburg and Chaimberland gives the orders to fix bayonets and then charges down Little Round Top, I always get the chills.

Those guys had some brass balls the size of soccer balls.



I got fucked up on that hill once... man i was tripping lol... then the park rangers came
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:14:10 PM EDT
It was Capt Millette, was a company commander in Korea. Unit was surrounded and basically out of ammo. He gave the order to fix bayonets and charged through the chinese. He was awarded the MOH.

He was in charge of the training school at Fort Devens, Ma in 1967. He had 2 crossed bayonets on his desk, the long M1 kind.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:59:10 PM EDT
John210,

Thanks for that display of a total lack of respect for the men who died there.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:08:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot1776:

Originally Posted By bostonirish67:
My Drill Sgt in Basic at Fort Lewis in 1967 was with the 2 Inf in Korea. He told stories about being in the last bayonet charge by the US Inf. He said the charge was up hill and they caught the Chinese in their holes surprised. He esposed the virtue of being quick or dead. He also said the e-tool and the M1 swung like a baseball bat were very deadly tools.



A soldier named Millette gave the orders for the charge (I think), he was from Maine.




I'll go along with that. I read it somewhere. Damned if I can recall where, though. I do remember the charge was uphill, though.



I recall reading about it on the back of a military history magazine.
They had an ad for the painting of the event, as well as a breif description.
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