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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size7.03 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Oct-18 11:14
Date modified17-Oct-18 11:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/60 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
105 Howitzer - Brewster County

105 Howitzer - Brewster County

Brewster County, Texas
30 21.513' N 103 39.774' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of 6th Street and Sul Ross Avenue. Go 1/2 block south on 6th Street. The howitzer is on the right (west) side of the road.

Text: This 105 howitzer served in Sept. 1943 with the 132nd Field Arty. Bn., U.S. Army, in support of 142nd Inf. 36th Div. in Battle of the Rapido River, Salerno, Italy - one of the bloodiest actions in World War II. In the fighting, this cannon was blown into the river by enemy fire, but was recovered. It became a monument to American heroes when Brewster County Commissioners Court, led by former State Representative Gene Hendryx, obtained it from Red River Arsenal of the Untited States Army. Members of the Court, all veterans of World War II

Felix McGaughy
County Judge
Gene Hendryx
Commissioner Precinct No. 1
Robert Valdez
Commissioner Precinct No. 2
Tom Yarbro
Commissioner Precinct No. 3
Rex Ivey Commissioner
Precinct No. 4