Mail Call (2007): S08E06


Introduction

Mail Call was a television program that aired on the History Channel. It was hosted by R. Lee Ermey, a retired United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant, answering viewers’ questions about military technology.

The show debuted on 04 August 2002 as part of the “Fighting Fridays” lineup. Most episodes were 30 minutes, but at some point episodes became 60 minutes.

Outline

a WWII scout car nicknamed the greyhound. He takes it for a test drive and fires off the M8’s 37mm cannon with Bill Kirhkidis; then, Gunny features the Mauser C96 pistol (the pistol of choice for everyone from Winston Churchill to Star Wars’ Han Solo) in a live fire demonstration. Gunny gives the gear geeks in the audience a field day with an overview of all the weapons, gear and gadgets used by the average German soldier during World War II with Anders Hudson. K98 Bolt action rifle, MP40, MG34, MG42, Stick Grenade, uniforms, boots, ammo pouch, bread bag, M3, 40, 42 helmet, camo, foodwagon. Gunny’s Golf Tournament & Charities in Marriott DC – Young Marines with Shotgun Scramble won by Richard Grieco, Gunny’s Ball with Bob Dole, ROTC – Maj Matt Donald, Ross Daly, Lieutenant Coloenl Todd Miller, Ohio State MSgt Dan Whitney, Terrorist Training – Robin Tullercash, War Dogs K (Corp – Sergeant Stubby of D-Dogs for Defence, War Dog Cemetery in Guan, Fort Benning training.

Mail Call Series

You can find a full index and overview of Mail Call here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 18 May 2007.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time:
    • 30 or 60 minutes (per episode with adverts).
    • 25 or 45 minutes (per episode without adverts).
    • 98 episodes at 30/25 minutes.
    • 18 episodes at 60/45 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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