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One-Oh-Five

M101A1 105mm Towed Light Howitzer

 
 
One-Oh-Five Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. One-Oh-Five Marker
Inscription. The M101 series howitzer, or M2A1, first entered service in 1940 in order to provide close infantry support. Following changes made to its carriage during World War II, which added more frontal shielding, the M101 was reclassified the M101A1. Although it was used successfully in World War II and Korea, it was found too cumbersome for the unconventional warfare of Vietnam that required frequent fire mission changes. As a result, the M102 howitzer, with a simpler and lighter carriage design, was introduced to replace the M101A1 IN 1964.
 
Location. 40° 12.317′ N, 77° 9.447′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from 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. 360 Degrees of Fire (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Fire Support Base (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of the Ia Drang Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill Beck and Russell Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ia Drang Battlefield (within shouting distance of this
M101A1 105mm Towed Light Howitzer on display image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. M101A1 105mm Towed Light Howitzer on display
marker); COL. Joseph D. Newsome (within shouting distance of this marker); Final Act – LZ Albany (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard Tower (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Vietnam Fire Support Base exhibit. Located at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (Open to Public).
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
Insert - the One-Oh-Five in use image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - the One-Oh-Five in use
Insert - weapon characteristics image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
4. Insert - weapon characteristics
Insert - clearing fro a firebase image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
5. Insert - clearing fro a firebase
A sandbag and oil drum bunker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
6. A sandbag and oil drum bunker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 13, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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