Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The heavy iron at Ft. Carson, 1986

Armor and artillery, some then current, and some very much not so, at Ft. Carson, Colorado, in 1986. I was just passing through the base just because.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Team Spirit, 1987

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 Me, as a Sgt E-5, HHB, 3d Bn, 49th FA.  1987. South Korea.

These are all photographs from the 1987 Team Spirit exercise in South Korea, which I took way back when. The same photos are already up in the form of a slide show, but in looking back at them, I found them a bit difficult to really enjoy that way, so today, April 3, 2015, I'm reposting them in this fashion, with a bit more information.

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M577 armored vehicles, which at that time were used for Tactical Operations Centers and Fire Direction Control for artillery batteries.

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8 in. artillery battery, in field, but not quite formed up for action.

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M577s in field.

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8 in artillery battery, with M110 howitzer in center, in cabbage field.

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Almost a pretty bad accident.

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South Korean M38A1 with a recoiless rifle mount.

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South Korean troops in 6x6 truck.

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U.S. HumVeh, which at that time were brand new.

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Our unit's M88 tank retriever.

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South Korean M48 ("Patton") tank.

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South Korean armored column.

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A 155mm artillery battery in the field.

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Our tent at the South Korean Experimental Pig Farm.

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Armored crane.
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 Typical South Korean terrain.

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 Blackhawk helicopter.
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 Partial exposure at the end of the film roll, something we don't experience anymore.
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 South Korean guard post at the end of our Camp Humphry's area.

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 Packing up, post exercise.

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 Guard duty.

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 Turkish soldier's memorial.

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 Me again.

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