7 struggles these veterans know all too well about humping gear

SAPI plates, hundreds of rounds of ammo, and as much water as you can haul is just a fraction of the gear our ground troops carry on their back as they move through their objectives every day.

Related: This is why grunt gear isn’t for the average man

Not too long ago, WATM ran a story featuring a TV show host who wanted to know what it felt like to carry the typical combat load a Vietnam War GI would haul. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, click here: This is why grunt gear isn’t for the average man

Many members of our loyal audience took the opportunity to chime in after reading the article and commented about what the heavy equipment they had to lug around during their time serving “in the suck” and here’s what they had to say.

1. The veteran grunt

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2. The motivated Corpsman

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3. The usual checklist of gear for this grunt was…

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Related: 8 things Marines love to carry other than their weapon

4. The proud and seasoned machine gunner

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5. Packing some major heat

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6. He’s down to do it all over again

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7. Ready for just about anything

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What gear did you carry? Comment below.