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Alpine in Brewster County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

105 Howitzer

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. 105 Howitzer Marker
Inscription. This 105 Howitzer served in Sept. 1943 with 132nd Field Arty. Bn., U.S. Army, in support of 142nd Inf. 36th Div., in Battle of the Rapido River, Salerno, Italy — One of the bloodiest actions in World War II. In the fighting, this cannon was blown into the river by enemy fire, but was recovered.

It became a monument to American Heroes when Brewster County Commissioners Court, led by former state representative Gene Hendryx, obtained it from Red River Arsenal of the United States Army. Members of the court, all veterans of World War II:
Felix McGaughy, County Judge
Gene Hendryx, Commissioner, Precinct No. 1
Robert Valadez, Commissioner, Precinct No. 2
Tom Yarbro, Commissioner, Precinct No. 3
Rex Ivey Commissioner, Precinct No. 4
 
Location. 30° 21.522′ N, 103° 39.787′ W. Marker is in Alpine, Texas, in Brewster County. Marker is on North 6th Street south of West Sul Ross Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alpine TX 79830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Henry P. Brewster (a few steps from this marker); Our Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Courthouse
105 Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Zacharias Beau T, February 22, 2012
2. 105 Howitzer Marker
The 6th Street gun brought many in the Mussolini ranks to their ends at the battle of Salerno, Italy in September 1943.
(within shouting distance of this marker); This Enduring Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Brewster County Jail WWII Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away); John R. Holland (about 500 feet away); Holland Hotel Building (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alpine.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
105 Howitzer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. 105 Howitzer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 12, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Zacharias Beau T of Alpine, Texas.   3. submitted on November 12, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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