Fire Support Base

 

We operated inside fire support bases with our six 105 mm howitzers. Some bases we built. We also moved to some constructed by others. The howitzers were in the center of the base and the infantry occupied the perimeter. We shot in 360 degrees of the compass (6400 mills in artillery speak) 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Some bases we stayed for 2 days and others for months. No matter how crappy the location it was home. 200′ across (a guess) with 6 105 howitzers set to shoot every direction meant some gun or guns were shooting over others on fire missions. Being under the gun could bust ear drums. (whatever ear part concussion destroys)

Photos

 

105 mm Gun Placement

Gun emplacement

Howitzer Crew

105 mm howitzer

8 Inch Gun

Cris Krumble

Tower View

Looking to Cambodia

Clear Day

Luxury living

Days Work

Rebuilding a bunker

Agriculture

Rice country

Gas & Oil

POL storage

Perspective

FSB Washington 3

New FSB

FSB Washington 2

Eat my Dust

Beginning

Fire Base Overview

Crude home

Nowhere

Very lost

Bad Spot

FSB Ord

Home Sweet Home

Not a safe place

Lonely Airstrip

No terminal

Loaded Chinook

Orient Express

Lost Airplane

This is what airport?

Welcome

Boy Scout camp

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