David Niven, famous English actor and novelist. A former regular soldier in the Highland Light Infantry , Niven used a rouse to escape a Hollywood contract and return to England after War began in 1939. After being turned down by the R.A.F he was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade, and later joined the Commando`s. He saw active service in Malta and North West Europe. Niven ended the war as a lieutenant-colonel. On his return to Hollywood after the war, he received the Legion of Merit.
A Navy SEAL in Vietnam keeps his Stoner 63A light machine gun at the ready while the rest of his squad prepares demolition charges on a Vietcong bunker. The weapon is fitted with a 150-round drum belt container and is fed from the left-hand side. The retracting handle is locked forward and the ejection port closed with a dust cover to minimize dirt entry.
Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony E. Butterfield Died July 29, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Clovis, Calif.; assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; killed July 29 while conducting combat operations in Rawah, Iraq.