An excellent article on two of my favorite topics, M1 carbines and field mods of any sort!
For a few years, I have been aware of the attached photo of a Lt Strickland, said to be taken during fighting in Seoul. Note his carbine has a sling AND he is wearing a bandolier of what Ive assumed is 30 Carbine ammo. I never found information on an issued bandolier so I assumed it was the product of the Lieutenant and a creative rigger. Now, I wonder…
I’m hoping someone points this picture out to the writer Tom Laemlein for his educated opinion. Thanks!
Also of note, the Lieutenant must have been a true warrior, gunslinger type…note the cut down flap holster for his sidearm.