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  • An American "tunnel rat" about to enter a Viet cong tunnel with a suppressed revolver, Vietnam 1960's.

The tunnel rats were American, Australian, and New Zealand soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Vietnam War.

During the Vietnam War, "tunnel rat" became an unofficial specialty for volunteer combat engineers and infantrymen from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States who cleared and destroyed enemy tunnel complexes. Their motto was the tongue-in-cheek Latin phrase “Non Gratus Anus Rodentum” (not worth a rat's ass). Besides enemy combatants, the tunnels themselves presented many potential dangers to tunnel rats. Sometimes they were poorly constructed and they would simply collapse. Tunnels were often booby trapped with hand grenades, anti-personnel mines, and punji sticks. The VC would even use venomous snakes (placed as living booby traps). Rats, spiders,scorpions, and ants also posed threats to tunnel rats. Bats also roosted in the tunnels, although they were generally more of a nuisance than a threat. Tunnel construction occasionally included anti-intruder features such as U-bends that could be flooded quickly to trap and drown the tunnel rat. Sometimes poison gases were used. A tunnel rat might therefore choose to enter the tunnels wearing a gas mask (donning one within was frequently impossible in such a confined space). According to U.S. tunnel rat veterans, however, most tunnel rats usually went without gas masks because wearing one made it even harder to see, hear, and breathe in the narrow dark passages.

#history #historical #colorized #colorizedphoto #militaryhistory #colorization
#1960 #1960s #60s #coldwar
#tunnel #tunnelrat #usarmy #usa #veteran #veterans #vietnam #vietnamwar #historylesson #vietcong #america #american #vietnamveteran
  • An American "tunnel rat" about to enter a Viet cong tunnel with a suppressed revolver, Vietnam 1960's.

    The tunnel rats were American, Australian, and New Zealand soldiers who performed underground search and destroy missions during the Vietnam War.

    During the Vietnam War, "tunnel rat" became an unofficial specialty for volunteer combat engineers and infantrymen from Australia, New Zealand, and the United States who cleared and destroyed enemy tunnel complexes. Their motto was the tongue-in-cheek Latin phrase “Non Gratus Anus Rodentum” (not worth a rat's ass). Besides enemy combatants, the tunnels themselves presented many potential dangers to tunnel rats. Sometimes they were poorly constructed and they would simply collapse. Tunnels were often booby trapped with hand grenades, anti-personnel mines, and punji sticks. The VC would even use venomous snakes (placed as living booby traps). Rats, spiders,scorpions, and ants also posed threats to tunnel rats. Bats also roosted in the tunnels, although they were generally more of a nuisance than a threat. Tunnel construction occasionally included anti-intruder features such as U-bends that could be flooded quickly to trap and drown the tunnel rat. Sometimes poison gases were used. A tunnel rat might therefore choose to enter the tunnels wearing a gas mask (donning one within was frequently impossible in such a confined space). According to U.S. tunnel rat veterans, however, most tunnel rats usually went without gas masks because wearing one made it even harder to see, hear, and breathe in the narrow dark passages.

    #history #historical #colorized #colorizedphoto #militaryhistory #colorization
    #1960 #1960s #60s #coldwar
    #tunnel #tunnelrat #usarmy #usa #veteran #veterans #vietnam #vietnamwar #historylesson #vietcong #america #american #vietnamveteran
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  • Jussie is going to be headed straight to jail for filing false police reports. This lying POS has a great future ahead of him behind bars.
  • Jussie is going to be headed straight to jail for filing false police reports. This lying POS has a great future ahead of him behind bars.
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  • Just one of the many reasons I love this girl!! ❤❤❤ #Repost @misscaorg (@get_repost)
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Last week, MacKenzie had the chance to visit with our veterans at VA Hospitals in the Bay Area and thank them for their service. Miss California has done this tour as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week for over a decade!

Posted @withrepost • @deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

Video by:  VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media 
#HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • Just one of the many reasons I love this girl!! ❤❤❤ #Repost @misscaorg (@get_repost)
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    Last week, MacKenzie had the chance to visit with our veterans at VA Hospitals in the Bay Area and thank them for their service. Miss California has done this tour as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week for over a decade!

    Posted @withrepost@deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

    The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

    Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

    Video by: VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media
    #HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • 2 1 18 minutes ago
  • Tulsi is the original sponsor of #HR5147 - Securing America’s Elections Act, which was introduced to protect our national election infrastructure by requiring the use of voter-verified paper ballots or a paper ballot backup in federal elections.

#Patriot
  • Tulsi is the original sponsor of #HR5147 - Securing America’s Elections Act, which was introduced to protect our national election infrastructure by requiring the use of voter-verified paper ballots or a paper ballot backup in federal elections.

    #Patriot
  • 9 1 20 minutes ago
  • Most of the photos I’ve shared of my VA Hospitals Tour this last week have been outside of the rooms to protect the privacy of our veterans. This video gives you a great glimpse into how I spent Valentine’s Day. If you have served or currently serve in the U.S. military, thank you so much for your sacrifice and your service🇺🇸
Posted @withrepost • @deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

Video by:  VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media 
#HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #CaliforniasTreasure #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • Most of the photos I’ve shared of my VA Hospitals Tour this last week have been outside of the rooms to protect the privacy of our veterans. This video gives you a great glimpse into how I spent Valentine’s Day. If you have served or currently serve in the U.S. military, thank you so much for your sacrifice and your service🇺🇸
    Posted @withrepost@deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

    The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

    Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

    Video by: VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media
    #HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #CaliforniasTreasure #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • 20 0 36 minutes ago
  • Jussie is going to be headed straight to jail for filing false police reports. This lying POS has a great future ahead of him behind bars.
  • Jussie is going to be headed straight to jail for filing false police reports. This lying POS has a great future ahead of him behind bars.
  • 180 5 37 minutes ago
  • Last week, MacKenzie had the chance to visit with our veterans at VA Hospitals in the Bay Area and thank them for their service. Miss California has done this tour as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week for over a decade!

Posted @withrepost • @deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

Video by:  VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media 
#HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • Last week, MacKenzie had the chance to visit with our veterans at VA Hospitals in the Bay Area and thank them for their service. Miss California has done this tour as part of National Salute to Veteran Patients Week for over a decade!

    Posted @withrepost@deptvetaffairs @missamericaca MacKenzie Freed visited the @vapaloalto Health Care System during this year's National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) to honor and thank #Veterans for their service.

    The Salute is a nationally recognized week established by VA, in which VA medical centers and communities across America hold special events for hospitalized Veterans. Thank you, MacKenzie and our volunteers, for bringing joy to our Veterans!

    Interested in volunteering at VA Palo Alto or your local VA Medical Center? Visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving or www.volunteer.va.gov/index.asp.

    Video by: VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Department of Public Affairs and Medical Media
    #HonoringVets #MissCalifornia #NationalSalutetoVeteranPatients #California #Salute #VeteransHealth
  • 16 1 41 minutes ago
  • A year ago I attended my first Team Rubicon Leadership conference. I had only been a leader for a few months, building a new city team, but at first it was just me. Fast forward a year later....I now have (almost) a full team, I became a sawyer, a trained safety officer, a damage assessment 2 instructor, went on 3 ops, rebuild, my team hosted endless training, community events, and so many other things I’m sure I’m missing. My incredible team killed it last year! Additionally, we ended the year with a response op in our backyard after the Kitsap tornado, and have started this year with the op this weekend in North Bend after 3.5 feet of snow dropped on them. Matter a fact my team had the op planning finished for North Bend before I even knew it was going on....as we all were heading to Portland for the Conference. Yep, a year later I’m here with my team and my TR family at our PNW Leadership conference.....& our team was presented with the Lewis and Clark 2019 Team award #laca2019 and what is my team doing after we receive an award? Planning our next mitigation operation! When they could be sitting in front of a fire telling stories over beers. They are amazing! This is priceless! I am continually amazed at the hard work and big hearts of this very special group of disaster response volunteers, my Seattle City Team! #TeamRubicon #myTRibe #TR #disasterresponse #volunteers #Greyshirts #veterans #grateful #mypurpose 🇺🇸💪❤️
  • A year ago I attended my first Team Rubicon Leadership conference. I had only been a leader for a few months, building a new city team, but at first it was just me. Fast forward a year later....I now have (almost) a full team, I became a sawyer, a trained safety officer, a damage assessment 2 instructor, went on 3 ops, rebuild, my team hosted endless training, community events, and so many other things I’m sure I’m missing. My incredible team killed it last year! Additionally, we ended the year with a response op in our backyard after the Kitsap tornado, and have started this year with the op this weekend in North Bend after 3.5 feet of snow dropped on them. Matter a fact my team had the op planning finished for North Bend before I even knew it was going on....as we all were heading to Portland for the Conference. Yep, a year later I’m here with my team and my TR family at our PNW Leadership conference.....& our team was presented with the Lewis and Clark 2019 Team award #laca2019 and what is my team doing after we receive an award? Planning our next mitigation operation! When they could be sitting in front of a fire telling stories over beers. They are amazing! This is priceless! I am continually amazed at the hard work and big hearts of this very special group of disaster response volunteers, my Seattle City Team! #TeamRubicon #myTRibe #TR #disasterresponse #volunteers #Greyshirts #veterans #grateful #mypurpose 🇺🇸💪❤️
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