A comment by 2hotel9 on Plat du Jour
A new edition to my library, always looking for good info!
An anecdote, a man I served with was stationed in Alaska, working on remote radar installations in the '60s. He and another soldier were attacked by a polar bear. Troop A emptied his .45 into bear. No effect. Jack put 20 rds from his M16 into said bear, bear firmly grasped Troop A by the neck and dragged him away. Jack promptly requested transfer, to anywhere not Alaska. He did 2 tours as a LRRP in the Central Highlands. No further trouble with polar bears. Though he did accidentally kill an elephant with a claymore mine. Oops.