RT California

RT California
Last NameFirst NameEntry DatesDeparted PositionBio and PicturesRemarks
AndersonDonald D. 72.01-0272.03-04 1-0
BagbyJack A. 68.05-0668.06-071-1
BarnesRobert W. 68.06-0768.081-0
BettisGaylon E. 68.03-04 68.06-071-0
BirchimJames D.68.08-0968.101-1RT NH
68.11.15 MIA
BrentsTerry L68.1068.11.101-1
Camors Jr. Robert E. 70.09-1071.02-031-3
Camors Jr.Robert E"Bruce"71.01.1971.04.30STP
ClaytonCharles V. 70.11-1271.03-04 1-1
DavidsonDonald W.71.03-0472.01.30
FanningDonald L.67.0668.061-0
FritzDavid L.691-1
GrossRichard R.69.07-0869.121-0
HayesDavid B.70.04-0570.07.131-3
HuntGeorge W. 68.03-0468.05-061-1RT ME
JacoRex L.70.0270.061-1
Laughlin J. "Toby"Todd70.06-0771.02-031-3
LewisJames D.69.021-1
LoveAnthoney H. 68.0768.081-1RT IA
MachataRudolph G. 68.10-1168.11.141-2CCS,69.08.23 KIA
MackDennis A. 68.01
MarshJames V.71.11-1272.03-04
MastersonRaymond S. 71.03-0471.11-121-2
MesserJoseph B. 69.06-07 69.08-09 1-2RT AR
MohsRobert P.69.0969.121-2Bio and Pictures RT IA / RT HI
MusselmanGlenn L"Lee"70.05.1971.05.181-3
NicholasDonald A.70.1271.01-021-5
O’DanielLloyd G. 69.1270.021-0CCC LS,Covey Rider
PlasterJohn L.70.0270.061-0Bio and Pictures RI HI
SheppardJames R. 68.1169.021-1
StubbsWilliam W. 69.0669.10.201-2MIA
ToddForrester E.71.011-3
VermillionMichael J. 70.0870.11-121-2
WalkerJoe J. 68.08
Project 404
WilliamsHarry A. 69.0269.06-071-1
WoodyRichard W.69.12-70.0170.03.291-2
YanceyJohn M.69.1270.081-1RT DE
Robert P. Mohs

Robert P. Mohs served three tours in Vietnam. His first tour was in 1966 with the 1st Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. He returned in 1969 with the 75th Rangers and later transferred to Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations (MAC V SOG), Command and Control Central (CCC), Recon Company assigned to Recon Teams: California, New York and Hawaii.

Six Pack and Plasticman

Six Pack and Plasticman
John Plaster

John Plaster

RT California and the 60mm French “knee” mortar.
According to legendary SOG 1-0 Joe Walker, they used the second version of the French tube with an M1 baseplate. This model had a mechanical firing device at the base which afforded controlled and timed shots.
The sling was simply a wide cargo strap tied to the tube; the bipod and anything else was stripped away.
Rounds were modified by removing all charges except the base charge; the stabilizing body was also removed making the rounds shorter and more compact and easier to carry.
Walker designated one of his Yards to be the mortar man and assigned him an assistant; both still carried their individual CAR-15s, and additional mortar rounds were divided among the rest of the team.
During contact and where the terrain favored it, California would come up on-line in a modified immediate-action drill with CAR-15s, RPGs, RPD machineguns, and grenades to buy time for the 60 crew to make ready. Every man fired a set number of magazines or rockets making this action very choreographed. As all this happened, the 60 crew would open up with about 10 rounds in either indirect (traditional) fire, or from the hip, as Joe and several others demonstrate in the pics.
All this violence typically occurred within a few hundred feet separating the team from massing NVA. Using these tactics, 12–15 dudes could easily force several companies of NVA — and possibly more — to scatter and seriously wonder what the fuck they just bumped into.

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