Machine Gun Post
The stability and relative accuracy of heavy machine gun fire made it possible (and it was often done) to put a sheaf of fire a few feet over our heads as we were making an attack. Many of our lives were saved that way by partly smothering the enemies’ power of resistance. machine guns were used by both sides in putting indirect fire on places where enemy personnel might or might not be at the time, such as trails or places where cover was not available. Along the front especially at night, machine guns chattered periodically from Switzerland to the North Sea.
Private Donald D. Kyler
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.408′ N, 77° 9.506′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit (here, next to this marker); Aid Station
More about this marker. Part of the Meet Pvt. Kyler/ World War I Trench System Exhibit.
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.