Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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
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.
M577 armored vehicles, which at that time were used for Tactical Operations Centers and Fire Direction Control for artillery batteries.
8 in. artillery battery, in field, but not quite formed up for action.
M577s in field.
8 in artillery battery, with M110 howitzer in center, in cabbage field.
Almost a pretty bad accident.
South Korean M38A1 with a recoiless rifle mount.
South Korean troops in 6x6 truck.
U.S. HumVeh, which at that time were brand new.
Our unit's M88 tank retriever.
South Korean M48 ("Patton") tank.
South Korean armored column.
A 155mm artillery battery in the field.
Our tent at the South Korean Experimental Pig Farm.
South Korean Army band.
Typical South Korean terrain.
Partial exposure at the end of the film roll, something we don't experience anymore.
South Korean guard post at the end of our Camp Humphry's area.
Packing up, post exercise.
Turkish soldier's memorial.