“Fielding Freed: The Things They Carried: Grunt Gear of the Vietnam War”

May 21, 2022

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street,, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Fielding Freed on Saturday, May 21st, on grunt gear of the Vietnam War.
A grunt once said that with all the gear on his back he felt like a turtle and moved about as quickly. This hands-on program will show some of the gear used and carried by soldiers and Marines during the Vietnam War. Understanding some of the physical demands of jungle warfare starts with the equipment carried by our troops. Historian Fielding Freed will show and discuss original examples. The program is at 1PM at the Horry County Museum, 805 Main Street, Conway, SC.