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Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
1. Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion whose members fought with valor and distinction in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns of World War II receiving a Presidential Unit Citation for sustained artillery fire, repulsing an entire German Division for six days during the Battle of the Bulge. Its soldiers and officers upheld the tradition of the Third Field Artillery, organized in 1794, with a total of 37 battle honors to its credit. Inscribed by the combat veterans and wives of veterans of the Third Armored Battalion in memory of MG George Ruhlen, their commander during World War II.

September 2005
 
Erected 2005 by Combat Veterans and wives of veterans of the Third Armored Battalion.
 
Location. 39° 3.805′ N, 96° 46.945′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Arnold Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located near the parade ground and the Fort Riley museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9th Armored Division (here, next to this marker); 16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division
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By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
2. Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion Marker
Farthest from camera in this view
(a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terrorism Monument (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 11, 2011
3. Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion Marker
Closest to camera in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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