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M29 81mm Mortar

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
1. M29 81mm Mortar Marker
Inscription.  The 81mm mortar was a crew served, air cooled, ground forces weapon used primarily in static positions throughout South Vietnam. It weighs 115 pounds, is capable of firing 35 rounds for the first minute and 18 rpm after that. It was fired by dropping a round into the end of the barrel. There were four basic rounds used; fragmentation (three types), white phosphorus, smoke and lumination. It can fire up to a distance of three miles, depending on the type of round. This was one of the most important and crucial perimiter defensive weapons used during the war in Vietnam.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 41° 55.509′ N, 83° 22.041′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Dixie Highway and Circle Drive, on the right when traveling south on North Dixie Highway. The marker is on the grounds of Heck Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Norman W. Heck Jr (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Tree
M29 81mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
2. M29 81mm Mortar Marker
(a few steps from this marker); POW-MIA Chained Eagle (a few steps from this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Melvin C. Dye Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "Sky Pilot" (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Hidden Casualities of War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
M29 81mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
3. M29 81mm Mortar Marker
M29 81mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
4. M29 81mm Mortar Marker
M29 81mm Mortar Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
5. M29 81mm Mortar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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