Here is a (faded) photo of an Ontos firing at night in Vietnam in 1969.
Here is an ONTOS in action taken in 1967 at 1st AT Bn near Da NangSemper Fi Robert Bailey
Here is a picture of an Ontos I took in Sept 66, in the Mo Duc region of Quang Ngai. We used to say they would fuse sand behind them when they fired all six. I rotated a month later to Pendleton.
Sgt. A. Stokes
G 3/11 FDC
Just thought I would add my own pictures of the Ontos,
1st Lt Dodd, Maintenance Officer, 3rdAT and Gunny Sgt Vince Vega. The Gunny had been one of the defenders of Wake Island when it fell in 1942. He was a POW both in WWII and then again in Korea.
Here are Three pictures of The Ontos. The first two are from Camp Horno at Christmas 1963. The third was taken Sept.28 2011.J Dugan
I was in Alpha Company in the !st, 3rd, and 5th Marine Divisons. I started in Horno Camp Pendelton, California, went to Camp Henson, Okinawa then on to Viet Nam. We moved around I Corps a bit, then I headed back to Camp Pendelton Ca. There a few photos on my web gallery of the Ontos. if you wish to see them go to http://gallery.mac.com
My first contact with the ONTOS was when I was assigned to 1st
Anti-Tank Bn 1stMarDiv Vietnam July 1967 – December 1967. Am
including a few pictures of our CP on a hill outside Da Nang in
hopes I will hear from some of the Marines who served in 1st AT
Bn during that period.
They were doomed from the onset. The Army dumped them on the
Corps around 1957. Tow's were well into development and the Army
preferred them. Little did they know what a fine fighting
platform Ontos were. Anti personnel rounds were developed and
used with great effectiveness in V.N. and no enemy tanks until
Tet of 68 I was schooled at Camp Delmar Track Schools Bn.s in
1965. I served in 1st- 2nd- 3rd Bn.s and Div.'s They saw service
in at least two other Theaters of Operation then unceremoniously
sold off to third world countries.