Fast helt lönlös var inte trålen, annan god matfisk kom istället.
http://specialoperations.com/28722/swed ... s-vietnam/
During the opening of the Tet offensive on January 31, 1968, two Viet Cong battalions successfully seized the provincial capital of Chau Phu, shattering defenses and cutting off several small South Vietnamese Army units at different locations. At the time, a U.S. Army Green Beret, Staff Sergeant Drew Dix, was serving as an advisor nearby and learned of individuals, including an American nurse, trapped in house near the city center. Unslinging his ‘Swedish K’ and stuffing pouches full of magazines, Sgt. Dix organized a relief force and set off for the house. He rescued the nurse and several others, then went to a different location known to hold prisoners, which was under small arms and mortar fire. Approaching the building, he was subjected to heavy automatic weapons fire and personally assaulted it, killing six Viet Cong with his SMG and rescuing two Filipinos in the process.
On the following day, he assembled and led another relief force which attacked a hotel, theater and other adjacent buildings where he not only killed several more, but captured 20 prisoners. Not done, he moved on to the Deputy Province Chief’s residence where he rescued the official’s wife and children, plus captured 20 more enemy. In all, he was responsible for killing 14 Vietcong and possibly 25 more, capturing 40 prisoners and rescuing 24 civilians. In the end, every bit of it was done with his trusty SMG roaring.
The pale blue ribbon was placed around Dix in a White House ceremony on January 19,1969 by President Lyndon Johnson as one of his last official acts as Commander in Chief.