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Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III

“Keep Rolling”

 
 
Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
1. Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III Marker
Inscription. Charles Posey III of Magee, Mississippi, joined the Army in October 2004. Assigned to Co. C, 1/36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, Specialist (SPC) Posey was on a Route Clearance Patrol in August, 2006, near Ramadi, Iraq. The mission was to locate and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Suddenly, several hours into the patrol, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) with SPC Posey as the gunner, was jolted as a mine exploded under the rear right track, throwing the 30+ ton BFV to the left. The noise was deafening inside the vehicle, and the BFV filled with smoke. SPC Posey recalled the patrol continued to move forward since the damage was not serious. Further down the road, another vehicle on the patrol, an Abrams Tank, hit a mine and was severely damaged and disabled. As the tank driver exited the vehicle to inspect the damage, he was shot by a sniper. In rapid response, SPC Posey and the rest of the patrol engaged, destroying the house concealing the enemy, and providing security during the medical evacuation of the wounded driver and until U.S. forces recovered the tank.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.433′ N, 77° 9.541′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Insert - Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
2. Insert - Specialist (SPC) Charles Posey III
, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. The marker is in the "Current Ops" area of the Army Heritage Trail. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. HESCO in Afghanistan (a few steps from this marker); HESCO at Home (a few steps from this marker); HESCO in Iraq (within shouting distance of this marker); Hesco Barriers (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Gun Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); Staff Sergeant Fred A. Rella (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Old Abe" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, 2nd Iraq
 
Insert - Bradley Fighting Vehicle image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
3. Insert - Bradley Fighting Vehicle
M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicle image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
4. M7 Bradley Fighting Vehicle
On display in the "Current Ops" area.
Insert - BFIST characteristics image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2014
5. Insert - BFIST characteristics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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