Looking for members of 1st 175mm Guns Posted on September 19, 2015 by Bob Did you serve with 1st 175mm Guns in Vietnam? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
I was actually on 1st guns turf on Feb 4,th ?? 1968 when we were hit by friendly fire. I still remember thinking it would never stop!! We didn’t know until morning that it was the Army that hit us. I think their call sign was Sandhurst or Sandhurst Bravo at that time?? Or something close. I wasn’t attached to first guns but on the lines that night and sent across the swamp from 1st Field Arty group.
I was in FDC there for a while and got to know one of the officers from guns. I never actually met him, but I knew his name. Once in a while I’d send him the training drill grids ahead of time so his gun crew could get some sleep at night – or whenever.
I also remember the terrible incidents of the guns exploding. Horrible loss of good men.
All the best.