The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner
collapsed behind his weapon.
Former machine gunner
Alf Tubb, 86, unveiled a granite headstone in his friend's memory at a ceremony at Edinburgh's Comely Bank Cemetery.
An experienced and talented side drummer and machine gunner
, he was a true warrior and served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus.
50-caliber machine gunner
in 1st Platoon, C Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment in support of operations against insurgents in Adhamiyah.
The MDO is to aid the machine gunner
in target detection, recognition, and identification, thereby increasing the combat effectiveness and lethality of the user.
Although the convoy lost one vehicle when the ambush was sprung, the unit was lucky that the machine gunner
had fired and initiated the ambush prematurely.
Galway man Michael Coyne, who emigrated to Chicago in 1967 and who now lives in Co Meath, served as a machine gunner
in American M48 tanks that criss-crossed the Ho Chi Minh trail.
Marines, he went to boot camp at Parris Island, in South Carolina, and served as an infantry machine gunner
overseas in Asia and Central America for three years.
There is no evidence to indicate to which units of the RWR he served in thereafter, but I do know he was a machine gunner
, and he probably volunteered or was drafted to the 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment in late 1916 after their numbers were decimated during the Battle of the Somme.
We just annihilated them," said one former machine gunner
, Norman Tinkler of Glasco, Kansas.
Said Jamie King, "As the proud son of an Army machine gunner
who was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star, I understand what sacrifice and heroism are all about.
Last night it was reported that the same sharpshooter killed a Taliban machine gunner
from 1,465 yards on his first tour of duty.