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Vietnam Veteran Ken Wales of Westchester with the newly acquired 155mm Long Tom Howitzer at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale. Wales, 60, said he'd once manned a similar version as a cannoneer with the Army's 1st Cavalry Division in Pleiku. Seeing the big steel gun again was "bittersweet," he said. (Aug. 7, 2012)(Credit: Barry Sloan)

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The American Airpower Museum's new Howitzer

Farmingdale's American Airpower Museum arranged the purchase of a 155mm "Long Tom" gun to add to its arsenal.