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Fort Knox in Hardin County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dedicated to the Soldier Medic

Committed to Conserving the Fighting Strength

 
 
Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 17, 2022
1. Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker
Inscription.  The M59 Armored Personnel Carrier was fielded in late 1953. It was the first amphibious APC adopted by the U.S. Army replacing the M75. This APC was manufactured in 1959. It was then converted to serve as an ambulance and remained in service until 1965. Even though the M113 replaced the M59 starting in 1961, many M59 remained in service until the 1980's. After this APCs service it was placed as a monument in front of the Ireland Army Community Hospital until 2019, when it was moved to the new Ireland Army Health Clinic.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 37° 54.034′ N, 85° 56.231′ W. Marker is in Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Hardin County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Wilson Road and Brule Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in front of the Ireland Army Health Clinic. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Knox KY 40121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Knox Hospitals (here, next to this marker); LST Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); US Army ROTC Memorial
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); M60A1 Tank (approx. 0.7 miles away); US Army Armor Center (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Armored Force School (approx. one mile away); Stithton, Kentucky (approx. 1.1 miles away); Main Post Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Knox.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the grounds of Fort Knox and appropriate identification is required to access the fort.
 
Also see . . .  M59 armored personnel carrier. Wikipedia
The M59 was an American armored personnel carrier that entered service in the spring of 1954 replacing the M75. It had three key advantages over the M75: it was amphibious, had a lower profile, and was considerably cheaper to produce. Production ended in 1960, by which time approximately 6,300 had been built. The M84 Mortar Carrier was a derivative of the M59. The M59 was replaced in service by the M113 family of vehicles.
(Submitted on August 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 17, 2022
2. Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker
The Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker and the M59 APC Ambulance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, August 17, 2022
3. The Dedicated to the Soldier Medic Marker and the M59 APC Ambulance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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