Fort Sam Houston in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier
Introduced in 1953 to provide armor protected mobility to infantry squad operating with tanks. Variants included cargo carrier, ambulance, mortar carrier and reconnaissance vehicle.
Weight • 42,000 lb
Crew • 12
Made by • Ford Motor Co. (1954)
Engines • 2x 6 cylinder, 127HP each
Armor • 5/8"
Armament • 1x .50 Machinegun
Crew • Individual Arms
Erected by Fort Sam Houston Museum.
Location. 29° 26.603′ N, 98° 27.828′ W. Marker is in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in Bexar County. Touch for map. Marker is about 150 feet from the SW corner of the Quadrangle. Access is restricted due to Fort Sam Houston being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Jbsa Ft Sam Houston TX 78234, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton" (a few steps from this marker); Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (a few steps from this marker); M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia) (within shouting distance of this marker); M-1905 Field Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bullis House Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. ¼ mile away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Sam Houston.
Also see . . . M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier. (Submitted on June 12, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,101 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.