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Pineville in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

D-7 Bulldozer

United States

— Production-1938-Current —

 
 
D-7 Bulldozer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
1. D-7 Bulldozer Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Full Tracked Tractor Bulldozer
Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Weight: 31,870 lbs (15.9 tons)
Armament: None Crew: 1

The first Caterpillar D7 rolled out in 1938. US Army Engineers use these dozers to build roadways, earthworks and construct perimeter berms. Armored D7s are used to clear minefields. During the first Gulf war the USA purchased armor from the Israel Military Industries for their Caterpillar D7 bulldozers.

527th used armored and unarmored Bulldozers like these during the Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990 and 1991.
SN: W768161/8821390; Object ID# 666930
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
 
Location. 31° 22.193′ N, 92° 24.262′ W. Marker is in Pineville, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on E Street near 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pineville LA 71360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M551 "Sheridan" Armored Airborne Assault Reconnaissance Vehicle (here, next to this marker); M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier
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(here, next to this marker); M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle (a few steps from this marker); M56 Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (a few steps from this marker); Willys M38A1 Truck "Jeep" (a few steps from this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (a few steps from this marker); M37 Dodge Weapons Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pineville.
 
More about this marker. Streets given are inside Camp Beauregard. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Camp Beauregard base. The Louisiana Maneuvers & Military Museum is located on site. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
D-7 Bulldozer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, April 21, 2022
2. D-7 Bulldozer Marker
Camp Beauregard Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, circa April 21, 2022
3. Camp Beauregard Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2023, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2023, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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