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If the 60 mm mortars were the artillery of the Infantry Platoon, rifle grenades were the artillery of the individual soldier. When properly trained in their use, a soldier could fire them while hidden in just a wrinkle of ground, effectively from defilade, and destroy dug-in enemy and their machine guns, and even unsuspecting armor.

Our Korean War infantry were largely draftees, without sufficient training to become experts in deployment of rifle grenades of any type, so this deadly little defense was unfortunately underutilized.

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