Machine Gun Post

Machine Gun Post (tmp-305b5)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 12.408', W 77° 9.506'

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Each Division had three Machine Gun Battalions and each Infantry Regiment had a Machine Gun Company attached that were armed with one of the variety of machine guns in use by the American Expeditionary Forces.

The stability and relative accuracy of heavy machine gun fire made it possible (and it was often done) to put a sheaf of fire a few feet over our heads as we were making an attack. Many of our lives were saved that way by partly smothering the enemies' power of resistance. machine guns were used by both sides in putting indirect fire on places where enemy personnel might or might not be at the time, such as trails or places where cover was not available. Along the front especially at night, machine guns chattered periodically from Switzerland to the North Sea.
Private Donald D. Kyler
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HM Numbertmp-305b5
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316306 N 4452944
Decimal Degrees40.20680000, -77.15843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.408', W 77° 9.506'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 24.48" N, 77° 9' 30.36" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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