The Army Heritage Trail
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Construction of a new exhibit was under way when your grandparents were there.
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Tar papered shacks from a typical World War II US Army facility.
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Barracks.
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Motor pool.
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Motor pool.
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Mess Hall entrance (the place where the soldiers ate).
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Inside a typical barracks. Note that soldiers slept "head to toe," which was practiced to help prevent disease, such as colds or the flu.
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Barracks stove, the only source of heat.
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Typical footlocker. Each soldier had one.
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These building were closed before your grandparents could visit them. They represented the American Revolutionary War era.
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Another view of the Revolutionary War exhibit.
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M4 series Sherman tank, "The Army's War Horse."
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PAK 43/41, a Nazi antitank weapon. They didn't reach the German military until 1944.
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Front side view of the PAK 43/41. Only five are known to exist in the world.
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Training center obstacle course.
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Training center.
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Across the field from the obstacle course.
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MGM-52 Lance Missile
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M60A1 "Patton" main battle tank.
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M60A1 "Patton" main battle tank.
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AH-1 Cobra.
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AH-1 Cobra.
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AH-1 Cobra.
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AH-1 Cobra.
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AH-1 Cobra.
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8 inch Howitzer, M1.
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Recreation of Redoubt Number 10, Yorktown, Virginia, 14 October 1781, captured by American colonial troops.
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Redoubt Number 10.
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Mortar, Redoubt Number 10.
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Cannon, Redoubt Number 10.
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Canon, Redoubt Number 10.
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Redoubt Number 10.
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Workhorse of the Vietnam war, UH-1.
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UH-1
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UH-1
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M102 105mm Howitzer.
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M102 105mm Howitzer.
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Grandpa Roy poses for Grandma Bert who has climbed a watch tower.
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M101A1 105mm Howitzer.
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Who is that old man with a cane?
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M42 "Duster" Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun. In service from late 1960 to 1988.
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Concrete replica of a German World War II bunker.
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An entrance to the bunker.
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Model 1918 Artillery Cart. It carried instruments such as field telephones.
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Part of the vast World War I trench system exhibit.
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Part of the vast World War I trench system exhibit.
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Part of the vast World War I trench system exhibit.
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Part of the vast World War I trench system exhibit.
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Part of the vast World War I trench system exhibit, the post of command.
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The World War I trench system seen from above ground level.
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M18 Tank Destroyer. Tortion bar suspension gave the destroyer a smooth ride needed to reach high speeds.
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Example of an IED (improvised Explosive Device). Yes, it was inert.
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Example of Middle East U.S. tank defenses.