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1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery

 
 
1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial
Inscription.
To our Guardsmen and Families
of the 1 BN 178 FA:
In appreciation for your sacrifices,
bravery and loyalty during
Operation Iraqi Freedom
(2004-2005)
From the Citizens of Georgetown County

 
Location. 33° 19.378′ N, 79° 19.129′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on South Fraser Street (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in front of the Georgetown National Guard Armory. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lest We Forget (approx. 2 miles away); Rice is King (approx. 3.6 miles away); South Carolina’s Third Oldest City (approx. 3.6 miles away); Georgetown Steel Corporation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (approx. 3.6 miles away); Kaminski House Museum (approx. 3.6 miles away); Life on the Rivers of Georgetown (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Saying goodby to our National Guard Troops. The battalion was deployed again in 2010, this time to Afghanistan. (Submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. 1st Battalion 178th Field Artillery Memorial
8-inch Howitzer M1 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. 8-inch Howitzer M1
On display in front of the armory is a World War II-era 8-inch howitzer.
24-pdr Gun image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
4. 24-pdr Gun
This 24-pdr gun, also displayed in front of the armory, was found at Battery White, a Civil War fortification south of the armory overlooking Winyah Bay. This piece conforms to a pattern produced in the late 18th century.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,845 times since then and 186 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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