An hour and a half of withering enemy fire would have been seared --seared -- into everyone's memories. What was the ammo count for this action? 500 rounds? How long does this take?
Apparently an hour and a half of withering enemy fire from both sides of the bank resulted in no American casualties and the enemy shooting themselves to death. This Kerry character is a loon.
500 rounds from a twin-fifty? Probably less time then it took me to read your post and answer it.
Not if that sort of thing happened regularly to the Swifties. But the first time someone comes under sustained fire for a half an hour? Yeah, I think they'd remember that!