Agerholm Memorial Gun Park
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Hey everybody,

It's been insanely busy in my neck of the woods. One thing I had going last week was a two day trip down to Camp Lejeune for a conference. While I was there, I went to my old stomping grounds of 10th Marines - the East Coast artillery regiment (of 2nd Marine Division.) They have a nice gun park there and here are some pictures:

 

An M114 155mm Howitzer (the Pig)

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My old gun (I say old because it has now been completely replaced in the USMC by the M777 155mm) the M198 155mm:

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A M107 175mm gun (as opposed to howitzer - higher velocity and lower angle of fire):

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The rare M99 107mm "Howtar". This was a cross between the carriage of a 75mm Pack Howitzer and a 4.2 inch mortar:

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The afore-mentioned M-30 107mm (4.2 inch - the "four-deuce") mortar:

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See more angles of these and others here.

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Holy cow, those are some darned big GUNS! I love the angle of the second image, with that BIG nose reaching out to scare the hell out of ya. Nice shots!!

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#3

Great pictures Major T.,

My favorite is the old 155mm in picture # 1. It reminds me of the old newsreels of USMC gun crews pounding away at the Japanese up in the caves during WWII.

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#4

Thanks for the pictures, Todd. As usual, they are very well done,

 

There is one of my favorites ;

 

Vee ;)

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