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VFW 155mm Howitzer

 
 
VFW 155mm Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
1. VFW 155mm Howitzer Marker
Inscription.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 9086   Torrington, CT.
155mm Howitzer
Presented to the
City of Torrington
All Veterans Memorial
1995

[ lower plaque ]
M114A2   Howitzer, Medium
Towed   155mm Cannon
Max Range:   30, 000 Meters
Rate of Fire:   4 Rnds per min. (maximum)
Carriage Mfg by:   Lufkin Foundry & Machine Co. in 1944
Barrel:   Mechanized, Recoil M6A2 Rock Island Arsenal, IL
A military 1-1/2 up to 5 Ton truck towed this field artillery weapon along with a gun crew of six for fire missions.
 
Erected 1995 by Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9086.
 
Location. 41° 47.94′ N, 73° 7.3′ W. Marker is in Torrington, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Litchfield Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Located in Coe Memorial Park, next to the All Veterans Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Torrington CT 06790, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Torrington Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Torrington Vietnam Monument (within shouting distance of this marker);
VFW 155mm Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
2. VFW 155mm Howitzer
lower plaque
Coe Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Torrington Soldiers Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flood of August 19, 1955 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Torrington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hotchkiss-Fyler House (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1902 Constitutional Convention Pin Oak Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Torrington.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans
 
Categories. Military
 
VFW 155mm Howitzer Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
3. VFW 155mm Howitzer Markers
VFW 155mm Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
4. VFW 155mm Howitzer
VFW 155mm Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
5. VFW 155mm Howitzer
VFW 155mm Howitzer image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 21, 2010
6. VFW 155mm Howitzer
 
 
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