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M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier - Branford, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member king.hubi
N 41° 16.684 W 072° 48.377
18T E 683723 N 4571946
Quick Description: M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier on public display at the Battery A Connecticut National Guard facility in Branford, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2010 6:28:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM8XHA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 4

Long Description:

This M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier is on public display in Branford, Connecticut. It is standing on the front lawn of the Battery A Connecticut National Guard facility north-east of the T-junction of Montowese Street (Route 146) and Pine Orchard Road.

According to the wikipedia, the M114 Command and Reconnaissance Carrier is a Vietnam War armored fighting vehicle, used by the United States Army. The M114 was manufactured by the Cadillac Division of General Motors in the early 1960s. After the war many M114 found new life at the Reserve and National Guard.

There is flag pole near the M114 and also a small memorial stone in front of the M114:

IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO
SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE
CONN. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
UNITS ATTACHED TO THIS ARMORY
NOVEMBER 12, 1978

Memorial stone given in the name of
Major (RET.) Robert R. Kirkland, U.S.A.F.
Location restrictions:
Located on a military installation (Connecticut Army National Guard) but on public display.


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