Today in WW II: 28 Aug 1941 Massive concrete Dneproges Dam and electric plant at Zaporozhyee on the Dnieper River [Dneprostroi Dam] are partially destroyed by retreating Soviet troops to prevent German capture [Operation Barbarossa]. More↓
Lt. Col. Harold G. Moore, Jr., commander 1st Bn, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Div (Airmobile), inspects enemy casualty at LZ XRAY, Ia Drang, Vietnam, 14-15 November, 1965. His M-16 5.56mm Rifle is equipped with an M-7 bayonet.
M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped Air Force security policemen on infiltration patrol along the base perimeter, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam.
M-16 5.56mm Rifle-equipped crew of U. S. Coast Guard cutter POINT WHITE (WPB-82308) boards and searches a junk in the Saigon River, Vietnam, 10 March 1966.
SSGT Iva Milgrim guides a Soldier-in-training during grouping and zeroing of the M16A2 rifle, U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School, Class 05/06-05, Fort Jackson, SC.
Brass flies as Builder 2nd Class Jason Maxwell, NMCB3 Seabee, fires a three round burst with his M-16 5.56mm Rifle at a range in Taqaddum, Iraq, 2008.
Soldier uses a tree to steady his M16A4 5.56mm Rifle.
Taking aim with an M-16 5.56mm Rifle from standing position.