Fort Sam Houston in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia)
Based on the German M18/40 Light Field Howitzer used in World War II. This gun was probably sold to Iran, then captured by Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. It was damaged in a firefight with US forces in February 1991 north of Kuwait City and abandoned. Recovered by Maj Charles Meade, TASK FORCE FREEDOM, for Fort Sam Houston.
Weight 4,620 lb
Made by SDPR, Belgrade
Range 13000 m
Ammunition High Explosive, Smoke, Armor-piercing
Erected by Fort Sam Houston Museum.
Location. 29° 26.613′ N, 98° 27.818′ W. Marker is in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Liscum Road and Road 32, on the right when traveling south on Liscum Road. Touch for map. Marker and gun are on display about 75 feet from the SW corner of the Quadrangle, adjacent to the parking area. Access is restricted due to Fort Sam Houston being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Jbsa Ft Sam Houston TX 78234, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (a few steps from this marker); M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton" (a few steps from this M-1905 Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullis House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. ¼ mile away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sam Houston.
Also see . . .
1. M-56 Howitzer. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Fort Sam Houston. (Submitted on June 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Military • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,839 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 9, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.