Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
M41 Walker Bulldog American light tank
Veterans Memorial Center
Wt: 24 tons 46 mm cannon 45mph
Use: reconnaissance Crew: 4
Replaced World War II M24 Chaffee Tank
Manufacturer: Cadillac Motor Car Division of GM
Production: Cleveland, Ohio 1951-1954
Total Manufactured: 5,467
Worldwide Service 30 Countries
Engaged T-34s during the Bay Of Pigs
Used for nine years by South Vietnam
Engaged North Vietnamese PT-76 and T-54 Tanks
Engine 500 HP, Length 19ft. Ht. 9 ft.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • War, Cold • War, Vietnam.
Location. 28° 21.076′ N, 80° 40.997′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from South Sykes Creek Parkway just from Fortenberry Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located within the Veterans Memorial Plaza part of the Veterans Memorial Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Military Chaplain Corps (a few steps from this marker); World War II (within shouting Korean Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Dixie Doughboy” (within shouting distance of this marker); War Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); American Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Medal of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); POW★MIA (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.