I am glad to see this more appropriate memorial to the people murdered at the Bloody Island Massacre. I have not visited there since 2008 and 2009 when there was only a plaque on a boulder well off the main highway.
Moved from the ridge above because the satellite image of Ios is overexposed
Everyone: I've just located and scanned a roll of B&W negatives that I shot in Ios and at Rolando's with a borrowed camera in the spring of 1973. I've uploaded them to Panoramio, but not all were accepted to G-E. You can see them in Panoramio. Apparently no one was living in the villa when the two London girls and I visited.
This is definitely an M60A1. An M60A3 has a thermal shroud around the main gun. An M60A3 will have a mast for the cross-wind sensor on the back of the turret. An M60A3 normally does not have a searchlight mount because with TTS the searchlight was not needed. This type track, T-142, replaced the older T-97 track and was used on all M60 series vehicles as well as the M48A5.
No, Custer no! He was victim of his own unbridled ambition.
Thanks again for this photo. Fav&Like
Hau kola! (Hi friend! in Sioux language)
This man, son of a prominent St Louis physician, was in the Union Army, however. Responsible for the northern part of the lines at the Siege of Vicksburg near Grant's HQ, he later was appointed Commander of occupied Natchez following the dismissal of Gen. James M. Tuttle.
Some of the 30-06 rounds entered the car, passed through both bodies, and exited (or tried to exit) the other side.