Arty pics in header

Charlie battery 1/11th and Delta battery 2/4th were two of the Artillery units that supplied both enlisted members of the FO teams and artillary fire support during different time periods in Vietnam. Please make a post and make yourself known if you played a part in artillery support.
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Arty pics in header

Postby Niner Delta India » Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:31 pm

Nice to see some of my old pics in the header. But did you know that in one of the other pics in this forum, "Dong Tam 105s - etc.", there is a 2 for 1 arty picure. The 2nd pic down has the 105mm, and in the background (in front of the far building) is an 8" self-propelled like in one of the other header pics. (also hard to see is a young, slim me standing by the 105mm)
Next to us at Dong Tam were 4 of the 8"" SPs, I think they were ? Btry, 1/84th, but not sure. Our guns sounded like firecrackers compared to the noise of the big boys. They had a round go off just out of the barrel one time, luckily no one hurt, but did put a nice size hole in our latrine and scatter pieces through both batteries. If the 8" in the header is from the delta, it probably is one of those next to us in Dong Tam, they were the only ones I ever knew of in our area. I think the 1/84th also had some towed 155mm batteries too.
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Re: Arty pics in header

Postby Jackpotcharlietwoniner » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:33 pm

The 8 inch sps were next to us in Dong Tam, Delta, 1/84
And I remember the night that round went off 75 feet out of the tube, it wounded one of our base piece Sgts when he shoved another one down and it also put a piece through Capt Guererrios hootch, our Battery Commander at that time.
Charlie 1 /84 had 4 155s towed.....worse than a short barrelled 38 for the crack of the sound.
That was some strong boys that loaded that gun.
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Re: Arty pics in header

Postby Niner Delta » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:48 pm

I remember the hollow "thunk" when several guys on the ram shoved that 155 round home.

Online research says that the 1/84th had 4 batteries in the 9th Div.
A - 155 SP
B - 155 towed
C - 155 towed
D - 8 inch SP .......next to us in Dong Tam.

I found this PDF about the 9th Div artillery from 1969, there are some interesting observations and
recommendations near the end of it....... 8) From the Defense Technical Information Center website.

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/506325.pdf

Added a couple of pages about 1/11th and 1/84th.


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