From: near Savannah, Ga
Way back when I was just a young whippersnapper I lived in Delaware for a few years. During this time I made 3-4 trips to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Each time I went I was in awe of the field of armor. American, British, Italian, Japanese, Russian, French and German tanks. Objects I never thought I would ever see. Looking down a long line of armored vehicles and seeing something huge down towards the end. Gazing upon shermans, a churchill, t34/76 and t34/85, a JSIII, PzII, PzIII's, PzIV's, 2 Panthers looking as mean then as they did about 75 years ago, Hetzers, Marders, Jagd IV, StuG's, JagdPanther, then standing next to a JagdTiger and seeing the actual battle damage on it. Later I saw another massive vehicle and thought at the time it was some type of SPA, but no, here was a Ferdinand of Kursk later reborn as an Elephant of Anzio (family rumor has it that my stepfather fought at Anzio, and fact has it that he served in the 5th Ranger Battalion to the end of the war).
I also later took pictures of the artillery there (lots of artillery), but it was mostly unidentified and I wasn't quite as interested. I will try to find that thread if there is any interest here.
USMC: 1970-1977. A United States Marine.
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