The Mighty Ninth

Strive To Reach The Summit


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DTurner-1.jpgA General visits
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Chris_Herrick_-_Bill_Farmer.jpgLt Chris Herrick and Lt Bill FarmerLt Herrick sitting on the passenger side and Lt Farmer in the driver's seat. Herrick served in the Bn S-3 shop and commanded the temporary "D" Battery. Bill Farmer was KIA on an FO assignment.
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DTurner-3.jpgDuster on DutyA "Twin-40" Duster guards a trail.
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DTurner-5.jpgAwards PresentationBn CO LtCol Bruce Holbrook at awards ceremony.
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DTurner-6.jpgAwards PresentationLtCol Bruce Holbrook, Battalion Commander of the 2/9th FA, pins an award. Holbrook was replaced by LtCol Gerald Bobzien in the Fall of 1967. Holbrook retired as a full Colonel. He passed away and is buried at Ft Sam Houston Military Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.
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DTurner-7.jpgBunker BuildingAll the elements are there: Aiming Circle, Jeep, sandbags stacked and augmented with steel grating.
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DTurner-8.jpgClearly a LandmarkYou can find this one on a map for sure.
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DTurner-9.jpgAerial of the Highlands
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DTurner-10.jpgOur 105mm "popgun" artillery
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DTurner-11.jpgFiring; round on the wayNote the classic moment: putting one's fingers in one's ears!
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