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USMC Sherman Flail

An interesting post and photos of a USMC Sherman tank converted to operate a mine clearing Flail for use at Iwo Jima.  The whole posting and comments can be found by clicking here.

 

Marine Tank History

Happy 236th Birthday Marines!

Happy 236th Birthday Marines!

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From Col Casey, President MCTA:

Fellow Tankers and Marines, we celebrate this 236th birthday of our beloved corps knowing that through the MCTA we are in association with the finest, the extended family of Marine Tankers. I wish you all well and a happy birthday and look forward to our next reunion. Nothing stops us. Neighter earthquake nor hurricane. We roll on and in the path of our tracks a new ..read more

Marine Tank History

WWII & Korea Photos (Sgt Hazlett)

Photos submitted to the MCTA through John Bartusevics, Sr:

“Col.Casey,one of my friends sent me this e-mail of his father who passed away.He was a Marine Tanker in the Battle of Okinawa and later in Korea and has some pictures of those days.Sgt Hazlett is in them with his Marine friends.If you could make these available to the USMC Tankers Association,i’m sure someone will recognize him or someone in the pictures.SEMPER FI.”

Marine Tank History

Col. “Rough House” Taylor

Photo of Col. “Rough House” Taylor taken in October 1967 at 1st Tanks compound by Robert Johnstone at┬áDanang RVN while Taylor was Bn C.O.

“Rough” was a legend and a “Real” Marine to all who knew him.

Marine Tank History

Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Life, I Learned As a Marine Tanker In Vietnam

A compilation of one-liners from the era. No credit is taken, just the hope that other Marine Tankers will appreciate the humor.

Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea. The Tanker’s “Principle of War” is not to die for your country, it is to make the enemy S.O.B die for his country. Tanks are cool! It is a fact that Tank tracks are instinctively drawn toward mines, deep mud, etc. ..read more
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