Fort Sill in Comanche County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Proud American 175MM Tube
—One of the ﬁrst entering in South Vietnam War —
The M-107 SPG was soon pressed into service in South Vietnam as the U.S. Artillery's longest range weapon. The M-107's long-range 175MM gun was the key to establishing a network of artillery fire bases and was one of the most important pieces in the artillery arsenal.
Type: Self-propelled Howitzer
Crew: 13 men
Weight: 62,400 lbs.
Barrel Life: 300 rds.
Speed: 34 M.P.H.
Projectile: 147 lbs.
Engine: V-8 diesel, 450 HP
Length: 37 ft., 1 in.
Width: 10 ft., 4 in.
Height: 11 ft., 6 in.
Range: 325-450 miles
Distance: 22 miles
Donated by Proud Americans 2D/32D Field Artillery
(May 16, 2001)
1st in South Vietnam / Nov. 4, 1965
(Comm. Col. L.L. "Doc" DeCorrevont
1st firing the 175 MM rd. in S. Vietnam / Nov. 19, 1965
1st to incorporate M-110 8 inch SPG
1st in Cambodia (A.R.V.N's) / April 28, 1970
1st in Cambodia (American troops) / May 19, 1970
1st Major F.S.B. in Cambodia / F.S.B. Oklahoma
1 of the top combat units plus 15 campaigns
Erected 2001 by Proud Americans 2D/32D Field Artillery.
Location. 34° 39.943′ N, 98° 23.063′ W. Marker is in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from Corral Road. Touch for map. Located at the Field Artillery Museum on the grounds of Fort Sill. Marker is located on an active U.S. military installation. Appropriate identification is required for access. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sill OK 73503, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 (within shouting distance of this marker); Under the Southern Cross Americal (23rd) Infantry Division (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sill (approx. ¼ mile away); Post Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Guardhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Infantry Barracks (approx. 0.3 miles away); Post Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Satank Killed (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sill.
Also see . . . Fort Sill, Oklahoma. (Submitted on April 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.