A .50 cal lunch

By Vernon Cole


While assigned to Bravo Company of the 7th I was caught down range of the

50's when they decided to open up.  One of the NCO's was driving me and

another guy to areas to act as guards to keep cars from driving through the

area.  There was a road running through the range.  We had posted the first

guard and was driving to the other end of the range to post the other guard.

We jumped out of the car and kissed the ground using the car for cover while

reaching up and honking the horn to get somebody's attention.  The NCO said

he would lead us out.  He took about two steps and retreated to where we

were.  That day I almost had a .50 cal for lunch.