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Visiting Fort Lewis Museum on Sunday - Any Requests?
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Neil_Baumgardner
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:30 pm
Post subject: Visiting Fort Lewis Museum on Sunday - Any Requests?

Already spoke to someone at the museum about what's around, what's leftover from 2nd ACR, what's at North Fort, etc...

I'll be looking for the following:

Museum
2S1 SOV/IRQ out
BRDM SOV out
M3A1 Stuart USA out
M4A1E9(75) Sherman USA out SN 734
M3 Half-Track USA out
M5 High-Speed Tractor USA out
M15A1 GMC USA out
M20 USA out
M24 Chaffee USA out
M42 Duster USA out
M47 Patton (early model) USA std? T42 turret
M55 USA out
M59 USA out
M60A0 USA out SN 3332, RN 9B3332
M103A2 USA out SN 168
M114 USA std?
M728 USA out

864th Engineer Battalion
Type 59 CHN/IRQ out

Range Control
M47 Patton
M48 Patton USA out SN 1209?; Some M60A1 features 6
M113

Airfield
M4A1E8 Sherman Easy Eight USA out SN 52499?

North Fort
M3 Half-Track USA out
M4A1E8 Sherman Easy Eight USA std? SN 52499?

Neil


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:21 pm
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Anything to do with the M47 (early) and the M4A1E8 , please? Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:58 pm
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Definitely,
The museum guy didnt quite have M47/48 straight, so I'm not sure where exactly its at, but I will be looking for it!

Neil
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:58 pm
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Have fun there. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:29 am
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Neil: M24 S/N is on glacis right (bow MG side) down low, maybe just above the "beak".

KL
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:45 pm
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Tomorrow's my one free day, albeit mostly in the air. Fort Lewis is my first priority, but if I can I will also check out Fort Casey (one of the few with disappearing guns in place - retrieved from the Philippines), and the Washington National Guard Museum at Camp Murray sometime during the week...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:33 pm
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- Neil_Baumgardner
Tomorrow's my one free day, albeit mostly in the air. Fort Lewis is my first priority, but if I can I will also check out Fort Casey (one of the few with disappearing guns in place - retrieved from the Philippines), and the Washington National Guard Museum at Camp Murray sometime during the week...

Neil


Ft Casey will be tough. It is on Whidbey Island which means a ferry ride. And I think it is limited hours on the ferry. If you miss the last one it is a LOOONNNGGG way around

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:45 am
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AH Whidbey Island, I know it well.

Bob is right about the ferry to South Whidbey Island then up the Island to Ft Casey. If driving around it isn't too bad, unless hitting grid lock in Seattle, or Everette with 'shift change' of Boeing or Microsoft.

The trip on I-5 to Mount Vernon, then Hwy 28 to Anacortes, Deception Pass, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, then to Ft Casey.


This was from 1997. I lived on the Island from 1994-98.

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Yeah, google maps is telling me driving around is quicker - although I was a bit surprised since it didnt look nearly as direct. I'll try to go today (actually, I arrive at 10:49!), so traffic shouldnt be too bad hopefully...

Neil
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:58 am
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Yeah, if you go today is the best.

Hey you can take photos of the Oak Harbor P.D.'s V100 if they still have it.

There is a National Guard Armory in Anacortes, but no static. They used to be a Combat Engineer unit. No others on 'The Islands'.

Have a fun drive
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:33 am
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Neil are you have photo of M20 from Fort Lewis?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:23 pm
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There is an M8 at the Fort Lewis Museum, but not M20 that I am aware of.

Neil
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According to your AFV register (V3.0 12 June 2008) there was M20.
Sorry for trouble.
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