[MV] A Sad Day

Jim Rice (jimrice@sirinet.net)
Tue, 05 Jan 1999 21:20:37 -0600

Fellow MVers,

I am Battalion Executive Officer (XO) for an Active Duty Field Artillery
unit at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. My unit is responsible for firing for
training new soldiers (both enlisted and officer) in observed fire
procedures (adjusting fire). An additional part of that responsiblity
is to maintain sufficient targets in the impact area for the student to
be able to readily find and fire upon. Today, I had to task one our
Lieutenants to place another 50 M151A2s in the impact area to meet the
demand for targets.

When we begin the undertaking in the next few weeks, I will try to take
some photos of the jeeps prior to their final convoy. I possible, I
will also try to get some photos of some that have been fired at during

Sorry to ruin everyone's day, but I thought I ought to share what is
going on with the M151s at Fort Sill and other posts around the country.

Jim Rice
Lawton, Oklahoma
'42 International M-3L-4 1-1/2 Ton Truck
'43 Ford GPW with '50 M-100 Trailer
'67 Ford M-151A1 (still looking for an M-416 trailer)

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