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Ward-Walker.JPGSarge BuddyStaff Sergeant Howard Walker with the shades on.Mar 06, 2018
JWilliamWard.jpgThat's MeChairs were hard to come by in the fieldMar 26, 2017
J_Wm_Ward.JPGLock & LoadThe 500,000th round is getting ready to go on its way on 22Jan68
Pictured above at far left is J. William Ward, our photo contributor.
Dec 16, 2015
Millionth_round.JPGThe 500,000th 105mm round fired in combatB/2/9 holds the distinction of firing the "1/2 Millionth" round in Vietnam. Looks like they chose a Willy Peter round. Good choice. Photo by Terry Stuber; contributed by J. William Ward. That "broken wrench" was the latest technology in setting a time fuze. The benchmark round was fired from LZ Uptight.Dec 16, 2015
Tiger_1.JPGDem Tigers weren't football players!While we weren't shooting at Charlie, we had to deal with a four-footed potential enemy. We knew this fella didn't dine on rice.Apr 16, 2015
Tiger_2.JPGDem Tigers weren't football players!Now it's off to the barbecue pit. We got him before he got us!Apr 16, 2015
J_Ward_-_175mm.JPGPre-Vietnam deploymentBefore Vietnam I was stationed with Staff and Faculty Battery, Gunnery Department at Fort Sill’s OCS as a driver of this 175mm, and other self propelled Artillery (M 108, M 109, 8 inch gun). Loved that job. Oct 11, 2011
Homeward_Bound.jpgOne for the road....the LONG road homeCelebrate! Downing a few beers at the Pleiku NCO Club just before heading home. There's still room for a lot more empty beer cans on the table.Dec 15, 2009
C-130.jpgReady, Aim....Don't Fire!Interesting photo of a C-130 crossing the GT line. After several planes got hosed with artillery, the order came down to post an "air guard" during fire missions.Dec 15, 2009
Hackley.jpgHackley the HazardNote the "Elvis" hairstyle. Also, this is one of the few photos that captures a clear shot of the 105mm lanyard (lower left) and the hand brake (lower right).Dec 15, 2009
Parker.jpgPleasant DreamsHappy victim of a knockout punch? Parker of the Commo Section doesn't seem to mind.Dec 15, 2009
Bubble.jpgBoss' bubbleA fun ride if you were able to get on. Mostly used by the Battalion Commander to visit units. Note the former Artillery insignia on the front. The "vertical missile" was removed from the FA brass in the 70s, leaving the FA branch with crossed cannons.Dec 15, 2009
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