Proud American

Proud American (HM1JZM)

Location: Lawton, OK 73503 Comanche County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 39.943', W 98° 23.063'

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Proud American 175MM Tube

— One of the first entering in South Vietnam War —

The M-107 SPG (Self-Propelled Gun) entering into the U.S. Army Service in 1963 as a replacement for 155MM M44 and M53 SPG's of the 1950's.

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)

Noted:
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
Start to end: Nov. 4, 1965 to Jan. 26, 1972 Vietnam War
1 of the top combat units plus 15 campaigns
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HM NumberHM1JZM
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByProud Americans 2D/32D Field Artillery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 556403 N 3836145
Decimal Degrees34.66571667, -98.38438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 39.943', W 98° 23.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 39' 56.58" N, 98° 23' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Corral Rd, Lawton OK 73503, US
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