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VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, NEW ROCKFORD, EDDY COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, USA



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Location Category ID:
84700
Address: 1st St N, New Rockford, ND 58356
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Opening Times: Accessible at any time
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Latitude, Longitude: 47.68275 , -99.125267
Location Accuracy: 7
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This memorial park surrounds a stone memorial and flagpoles; the memorial has a plaque that reads: “VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL. HONORING ALL VETS”. On one side of it there is a UH-1 Huey helicopter, on the other is a tank.


1) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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Unique ID: 1373
Serial Number: Serial Number: 3454: “3454” stamped into front tow lug.
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Other Identification: “322” and “7537163” cast into rear right turret side. White stars painted on glacis and hull rear. ASTRA data plate welded on hull rear plate.

This tank sits on a concrete pad in the memorial park. In the TACOM Central Registry 8/2007 it is logged with American Legion Post 30 at 824 Central Avenue, New Rockford and its registration is given as 7537163 (source: N. Baumgardner). It appears to have serious suspension problems on the right side, where it is sagging noticeably at the front; possibly indicating a broken torsion bar or two (source: A. Adams). It is missing its turret rear stowage bin and has a data plate on the hull rear (source: M. Neukom).
It is an ex-Italian M47, and the data plate indicates that it was upgraded by ASTRA S.p.A. of Piacenza, Italy, on 15 February 1966; it reads:

ASTRA S.p.A.
OFF. COSTRUZIONI E RICOSTRUZIONI AUTOM.
VIA E. MILLO 12 – PIACENZA – TELEF. 24867
REVISIONE GENERALE
DATA: 15-2-66.   NO. 10