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1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery

 
 
1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial
Inscription.
To our Guardsmen and Families
of the 1 BN 178 FA:
In appreciation for your sacrifices,
bravery and loyalty during
Operation Iraqi Freedom
(2004-2005)
From the Citizens of Georgetown County

 
Location. 33° 19.378′ N, 79° 19.129′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on South Fraser Street (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of the Georgetown National Guard Armory. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lest We Forget (approx. 2 miles away); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (approx. 3.6 miles away); Georgetown Steel Corporation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kaminski House Museum (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named South Carolina's Third Oldest City (approx. 3.6 miles away); John and Mary Perry Cleland House (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Saying goodby to our National Guard Troops. The battalion was deployed again
1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial
in 2010, this time to Afghanistan. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
8-inch Howitzer M1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. 8-inch Howitzer M1
On display in front of the armory is a World War II-era 8-inch howitzer.
24-pdr Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
4. 24-pdr Gun
This 24-pdr gun, also displayed in front of the armory, was found at Battery White, a Civil War fortification south of the armory overlooking Winyah Bay. This piece conforms to a pattern produced in the late 18th century.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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