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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle

 
 
M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesIndustry & CommerceMilitaryPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 35° 7.802′ N, 79° 1.301′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. 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
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to Fort Bragg being an active military installation. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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 (a few steps from this marker); M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); T-8 90mm (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-123-K (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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle and Marker
Marker at Base of M-551A1 Sheridan image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 884 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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