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M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle

 
 
M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
1. M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle
Inscription.
This six ton Sheridan from C Company,
3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor, was dropped by
parachute into Panama on 20 December
1989 during Operation JUST CAUSE.
The Sheridan replaced the Scorpion
in the late 1960s, but Panama was the
first time that U.S. Army armor was
parachuted into combat.

Mounting a 152mm main gun, the Sheridan
has been an important part of the 82nd
Airborne Division combat team. The Gun
is capable of firing conventional
rounds or the Shillelagh missile.

 
Erected by 82nd Airborne Division Museum.
 
Location. 35° 7.802′ N, 79° 1.301′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Click for map. Marker and vehicle are on display about 250 feet east of the 82d Airborne Division Museum, Building C-6841, off Ardennes Street near Gela Street. Access is restricted due to Fort Bragg being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter (a few steps from this marker); Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (a few steps from this marker); M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun
M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); T-8 90mm Antitank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-123-K Provider (within shouting distance of this marker); C-7 "Caribou" (within shouting distance of this marker); 328th Infantry Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. M-551A1 Sheridan. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M-551A1 Sheridan. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Marker at Base of M-551A1 Sheridan image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
3. Marker at Base of M-551A1 Sheridan
Dedicated to the soldiers of
3rd Bn Abn 73rd AR Reg
Deployed to Saudi Arabia
Christmas 1990

[Operation Desert Shield]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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