Incredible Vietnam Footage Shows Close Range Grenade Exchange

first published on July 21, 2018 by

An intense clip from the Vietnam War shows a hilltop gun battle at such close range, the combatants are forced to use hand grenades.


During the video, an enemy grenade detonates within the American-led squad, wounding a number of friendly South Vietnamese troops and at least one American. Based on their uniforms, the Americans are likely to be an advanced Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) unit or special forces that often operated deep behind enemy lines gathering crucial intel and carrying out lightning raids.