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jaz5833
Here's another one I thought you guys would like. Early 70's B&A Magazine.
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Clydebow
 Thanks for the link.

Other than ducking rockets and mortars, I  only had to use my weapon once  while on guard duty.

I'm glad it was an M-16, not a bow!
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Draven
Thank you for the link. Interesting how they shaped the arrows to reduce the pain for fingers. 
"Practice not until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong." - Unknown
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Deno
The VC booby trapped trails with crossbows and bamboo bows and trip wires that shot the arrow about 20 feet at a height of 1-2 ft off the ground.  Night ambush patrols were very scary to say the least. 

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centaur
I was at a FSB in Warzone C a “few” years ago when a SF team came in accompanied by some very tough looking natives, all about 5 feet tall, with ears hanging from their belts, and some of them carried small bows. I was glad they were on our side.
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Pat

Montagnards.   Tough little suckers. "Mountain people"  Crossed paths with them a few times in our old hunting grounds "C".

  
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Tom M
Interesting link. At least they were experimenting in the states. Only bow and arrow I saw over there was one set our Sgt. checked out of special services. He had some grand idea about our point man carrying it on night ambush/patrol. One guy played around with the bow but he couldn’t hit the barn door from the inside. Me, I kept my mouth shut and stuck to my M60.
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Ugly Coyote
This is nothing new for our military. During WWII the Army was experimenting with the bow and arrow. There were a couple of articles in Archery magazine on the subject.

Also, during WWII, a friend of Hugh Rich asked him to ship some arrows to the South Pacific where he was stationed. They were not target arrows! I don't recall if the friend already had a bow, or if Hugh sent him that as well.
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MLMcQuown
Probably the best-known feat of archery in modern warfare was British officer "Mad Jack" Churchill taking out a German machine gunner with a longbow. Churchill often carried a sword into batlle, and on a Commando raid captured 35 Germans in two and threes with his sword, backed up by a sergeant wth a rifle, Although not Scottish, he also played the pipes going into battle.
Thanks on the update for Nam. I know a guy named Russ Seitz who taught the montagnards/Hmong how to make more powerful crossbows out of car leaf springs.
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Deno
Another documented and confirmed WWII bowman was Ralph "Yewsage" Hulbert of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division

Traditional Bowhunter Magazine Dec/Jan  2010


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