Gas Mask

The Army's recommended way to carry the gas mask was strapped to your hip where it would help break your fall if you had to hit the dirt quickly. I carried it that way until I needed it the first time. When I put it on and took a deep breath,  I got the full effect of the gas because one of the eyepieces was broken out. There is nothing like being blind and puking in the middle of combat. It turned out to be one of our guys that popped it! I guess the wind changed.

I never needed it again after that.