The Brutus gun truck was built in 1969 for the Vietnam War and was active from January 1969 to May 1972. It has two forward .50-caliber machine guns and a 7.62 mm minigun in the rear. About 20 volunteer organizations and people banded together to create a Brutus replica, which is displayed in our motor pool. The project was initiated by Roger Blink, one of the original Brutus drivers. There were many other gun trucks used for convoy support. These trucks were placed in the kill zone while all other vehicles fled the area being attacked. Visit the museum to see a full list of the crew that gave their lives in service on the Brutus gun truck as well as the crew that helped build the Brutus replica.
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