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For Immediate Release June 25, 2008 GENERATION KILL MILITARY TERMINOLOGY AND SLANG USED IN THE MINISERIES .50 Caliber:  the standard heavy, vehicle-mounted machine gun used by U.S. forces since World War Two; aka “Fifty cal,” “the Fifty,” “M-2” and “Ma Deuce.” 5.56 Machine Gun Rounds:  the diameter of bullets in millimeters used by US forces in all rifles and light machine guns; aka “NATO rounds.”   Distinguished from Iraq’s Soviet standard military, which uses 7.62mm rounds in their weapons. 507 Maintenance:    U.S.  Army  unit that took  a wrong  turn  into  Nasariyah  and  was
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