Huntsville in Walker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Forward Observation Post
(Combat Personnel Bunker)
Lower: Photo of Vietnam bunker on Hill 55, taken by Dennis Wilmouth in 1967
This replica of a Forward Observation Post or Combat Personnel Bunker was built by members of Boy Scout Troop 114
Erected by Hearts Veterans Museum of Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 30° 44.173′ N, 95° 35.016′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Texas, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of State Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 463 TX 75, Huntsville TX 77320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bell "Huey" Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); M60-A-3 Patton Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); Washing Pots (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fire Hose Carts (about 400 feet away); Rodeo Chutes (about 400 feet away); Syrup Kettle (about 400 feet away); Rogersville (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
Also see . . . Observation post.
An observation post (commonly abbreviated OP), temporary or fixed, is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements, to warn of approaching soldiers (such as in trench warfare), or to direct artillery fire. In strict military terminology, an observation post is any preselected position from which observations are to be made - this may include very temporary installations such as a vehicle parked as a roadside checkpoint, or even an airborne aircraft. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on April 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.