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Valmeyer in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

M102 Howitzer

 
 
M102 Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 14, 2020
1. M102 Howitzer Marker
Inscription.  The M102 Howitzer fires a 33 pound projectile of semifixed ammunition and at charge 7 will fire 11,500 meters or 7 miles. A roller tire attached to the trail assembly of M102 permits the weapon to be rotated 6,400 mils around a firing platform, which provides the pivot for the weapon. The weapon can be elevated from -89 mils (-5 degrees) to a maximum of 1,333 mils (75 degrees).
 
Erected 2000 by American Legion.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 38° 18.389′ N, 90° 16.653′ W. Marker is in Valmeyer, Illinois, in Monroe County. Memorial is on South Meyer Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Illinois Route 156, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 South Meyer Avenue, Valmeyer IL 62295, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louis E. Miller (a few steps from this marker); Valmeyer Community Heritage Society (approx. ¼ mile away); The Floarke Pavilion (approx. 1.8 miles
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away); Valmeyer, Illinois (approx. 2.2 miles away); Salem-Baum Evangelical Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bond (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pioneer Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valmeyer.
 
M 102 Howitzer Valmeyer image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 14, 2020
2. M 102 Howitzer Valmeyer
The M102 Howitzer was used in Vietnam, the First Gulf War and Iraq War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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