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FORT POLK MILITARY MUSEUM, LEESVILLE, VERNON PARISH, LOUISIANA, USA



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Location Category ID:
68100
Address: 7884 South Carolina Avenue, Leesville, LA 71459-5434
Telephone: +1 337 531 7905, 318-531-7905
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Opening Times:
Official Website: Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk
Other Links: Wikipedia
Latitude, Longitude: 31.04146715 , -93.2122457
Location Accuracy: 6
Tanks Previously Here: 1: M103A2 Heavy Tank - Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, Forrest County, Mississippi, USA (Seen 1989-91)
2: T-72 Tank - Lewis Army Museum, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Pierce County, Washington, USA (Dates unknown)


The Fort Polk Military Museum portrays the history of Fort Polk from World War II to the present, and of the units that have been assigned to it, particularly the 7th and 11th Armored Divisions. Its exhibits include U.S. and foreign weapons, ordnance projectiles from the Civil War to the present, flags, photographs and a collection of military vehicles.

5th Infantry Division Memorial Park



Location ID:
68102
Latitude, Longitude:31.04845542, -93.21303964
Location Accuracy:7



1) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1381
Serial Number: 3586
Registration: 90-0457 reported by museum, “US ARMY 423765” painted on hull sides.
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Other Identification: White stars painted on turret sides and glacis.

This M24 was acquired in April 1978 through the Mutual Defense Assistance Office from Japan, where it had been used under the Mutual Assistance Program. It was in running order.


2) M4A3 (76) HVSS Sherman Tank American


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Unique ID: 1380
Serial Number: 68419
Registration: 683572
Name: “Bad Mammia” painted on hull sides.
Other Identification: “2625 1” cast into left turret side. “23” painted on turret sides. White stars painted on nose and hull sides.

This Sherman was acquired by the museum from a crippled children’s camp in January 1973.

Location and Status Unknown

These vehicles were listed as being part of the Fort Polk Military Museum collection in the 1980s. The current location and status of these vehicles is unknown.

Location ID:
68104
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3) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1382
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This M3 was acquired from a machine-gun range at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in September 1977. Its current location and status are unknown.


4) M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1383
Serial Number: 2375
Registration: 30186351
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This M41 was acquired from a salvage yard in September 1975. It was one of three retrieved for use as targets. It was in running order. Its current location and status are unknown.


5) M52 Self-Propelled Howitzer American


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Unique ID: 1388
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This M52 was acquired in February 1977 from a salvage yard at Fort Monroe, Virginia.


6) M48 Patton Tank American


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Unique ID: 1385
Serial Number: 3631
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This M48 was acquired from the Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, in June 1978 along with another M48 (unique ID 1384). Some of its parts went to the other M48.


7) M48 Patton Tank American


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Unique ID: 1384
Serial Number: 3748
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This M48 was acquired from the Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, in June 1978 along with another M48 (unique ID 1385). It was in running order and contained parts from the other M48.


8) M103A1 Heavy Tank American


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Unique ID: 1386
Serial Number: 117
Registration: 233132 (USMC)
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This M103A1 was acquired from the USMC at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in November 1979.


9) M103A2 Heavy Tank American


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Unique ID: 1387
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Registration: 233091
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This M103A2 was acquired from the Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, in February 1982.


10) M108 Self-Propelled Howitzer American


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Unique ID: 1389
Serial Number: 20
Registration: 12U678
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This M108 was acquired in September 1982 from the Defense Property Disposal Office at Detroit, Michigan.