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SFC Button at Ft Lewis now......
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Well I have returned from a year overseas in Korea and am now at Ft Lewis for what I hope will be just one year so I can finally retire. I visited the post museum today and while the inside is pretty nice, the outside displays were in terrible shape. I plan to contact the museum director / curator about their displays and what they know about the history's of the armor and vehicles if anything at all. I took over 130 photo's today and will post them when I remember how to on here. I can't quite remember how I posted them in the correct size last time.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:12 am
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Put them on a hosting site (Even Facebook) & post a link here mate.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:25 am
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Hello Jef,
One year and then retirement! I still have twelve years to go...

Greetings,
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I hope these pictures of this M4 post.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:11 pm
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Be sure to check out the North fort area. Some nice display vehicles there.

BTW, any good pics of armor from Korea?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:20 pm
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Welcome back to the US. Thanks for posting the Sherman photos. Looking forward to seeing more from Ft. Lewis, SFC Button. Rick


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"North Fort" is where my unit is going to be located and all I saw while driving around there was an M113 and an old half-track in display. However I will keep my eyes open. As far as armor in Korea, I have quite a few in my Facebook in an album I did for my year in Korea. Mainly pieces I got to see at the War Museum one afternoon.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:22 am
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Can you please post a link to your Facebook album?

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Jeff,
Check the USA AFV Register - I think the info should still be current for the most part. There should also be an Sherman and an M60 on display nearby that Half-Track. I also remember something about an M46 or M47 with an odd turret? But maybe that's on the main part of the base.

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Here is a link to my Photo-Bucket where I downloaded the pictures yesterday.
s64.photobucket.com/?postlogin=true

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:09 pm
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The link just directs to a login page, not the gallery.
This is it, though: s64.photobucket.com/us...t=3&page=1

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:03 pm
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Well back, Jeff!

I've only been to Ft. Lewis once, and that was just for a hasty day of preparation before flying to that other, then popular, Asian playground. It seemed like a pretty appealing post, my reason for being there nothwithstanding, but I like the Pacific NW.

Hopefully the museum there will recognize their new resource.
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FWIW, the museum director told me when I visited that a lot of the uncared for vehicles were dumped on the museum when the 2nd ACR (and its museum) left for other pastures.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:27 am
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Hi Folks!

Neil used the correct word, "dumped".

When the AFVs for the 1st Armored Division were shipped to Ft. Bliss, the staff had no idea what they received.

Sgt, Scouts out!

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Costas_TT, thanks for squaring me away. I have not used Photobucket in years and had to reset my password just to get back in. I am still in-processing the unit. Once I know what my schedule / work load will look like, I will be able to checkout and post pictures. I would like to assist the museum with its knowledge of what vehicles it has, just as I did at Ft Irwin. Ft Hood, (1st CAV museum director) did not seem interested in my help so crap on him. Once I am settled in, I will try and contact the museum director and/or curator and see what they might need.
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