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Army Heritage Days showcases Tanks and Armored Vehicles

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The Army Heritage and Education’s annual Army Heritage Days event took place this weekend, May 20 and 21.  Once again this event proved its popularity by setting a record for attendance in this two day event. 

Visitors watched from grandstands as a M4A3 Sherman Tank; M18 Hellcat;  Vietnam-era M114; M901a1 ITV and M109 Paladin maneuvered on rock ridge, pass through a mud pit, all while dodging obstacles along the way. Then as a added bonus watched as the Hellcat shot its cannon on the AHEC field.

Also, in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the use of Armor by U.S. forces, Dr. Robert Cameron, U.S. Army Armored Historian, will present “Treat ‘Em Rough! The U.S. Army Armor Branch Since the Great War.”

Dr. Cameron will explain how tanks were a new idea during World War I and how the U.S. Army relied heavily on foreign tanks and equipment in the early years of the Tank Corps. His talk will then move to the development of tanks through history and tank technology, culminating with the M1A2, the heart of our Armored Corps today.

For more information about the USAHEC and Army Heritage days, please visit: www.usahec.orgor call: 717-245-3972. #CountdowntoAHD