Flexibility, Firepower, and Mobility
M109 to M109A6 155mm Self-Propelled (SP) Medium Howitzer
Beginning in 1973, twenty years of successive improvements yielded six variants (M109A1-M109A6 “Paladin”), which incorporated a longer cannon tube, improved shielding, nuclear, biological and chemical protection, computer and communication systems, and a redesigned turret.
(Inscription under the image in the upper left)
A Cambodian child waves farewell to members of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 27thArtillery as they pass towards the South Vietnam border in their M109, June 30, 1970. (Inscription under the image in the lower right) An M109A3 with M992 Ammunition Support Vehicle and M332 Ammunition Trailer (right) from 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division firing in support of Operation Quick Strike during Desert Strom, February 23, 1991.
Erected by BAE Systems and the Army Heritage Center Foundation.
Location. 40° 12.528′ N, 77° 9.624′ W. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Private First Class Willard Dominick (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart (about 500 feet away); Corporal John D. LaWall (about 600 feet away); Hesco Barriers (about 600 feet away); HESCO in Iraq (about 600 feet away); HESCO in Afghanistan (about 600 feet away); HESCO at Home (about 700 feet away); "Old Abe" (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, Afghanistan •
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