M114 howitzer of C Battery, 5th Battalion, US 42nd Artillery Regiment at Fire Suppor Base Thu Thua, Vietnam, date unknown, photo 1 of 2

Caption   M114 howitzer of C Battery, 5th Battalion, US 42nd Artillery Regiment at Fire Suppor Base Thu Thua, Vietnam, date unknown, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Apr 2015 07:07:20 PM

SERVICE THAT PIG:

Good front shot of what I've been telling you
wheels are elevated, base plate supports weapon.
In the field the Howitzer is laid the same way using wooden blocks to support base plate.

M108, 105mm SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER:

In Vietnam besides towed artillery self-propelled
guns were also used 175mm, 8 inch, M109, towed guns 105mm and 155mm.
Last artillery battalion I was with, equipped with the M108, 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer the 3rd Bn 6th Arty the 105mm Howitzer enclosed in a turret.
2. Chief Gun 3 C Btry 5/42 says:
19 Jun 2015 07:42:04 PM

My 1 St fsb was tua this. From there we moved by covoey to Cambodia. We were the next to the last Artillery unit out of Cambodia. A Self propelled unit moved into our fsb and we moved out at night while the SP unit fired illumination rounds to light our way and so that we could see anything/one that might be approaching along the road. Thanks boys.
3. louis chiappone says:
28 Aug 2018 01:42:41 PM

i was in this unit in nam in 1968 69
4. Mark Pugliese says:
21 Dec 2018 05:45:35 AM

I was in the 5/42nd. Went to Vietnam via USNS Barrett in April 1968. If anyone recognizes me email me at pugliesem@aol.com
5. Ronnie Young says:
3 Jan 2020 07:39:56 AM

April 69 - March 70 I was crew chief on COBRA in "C" 5/42nd Arty. Still don't like Chinooks to this day. I think I remember Thu Thua, Charlie did not like our Bee Hive rounds.

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