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M1A3 restoration -- American Legion Ellig-Stauffer Post 31, Fort Smith AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 35° 25.395 W 094° 22.535
15S E 375121 N 3920850
Quick Description: Eagle Scout Nichols Flocks restored the M1A3 carriage gun on front of the American Legion Ellig-Stauffer Post 31 in Fort Smith AR
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2015 1:00:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMN8TV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
The American Legion Ellig-Stauffer Post 31 in east Fort Smith AR greets visitors with a touching war memorial and a big gun.

The artillery on static display is a M1A3 with M1 Carriage 57mm carriage gun, which dates from 1943.

A plaque at the gun reads as follows:

"M1A3 with M1 Carriage
57mm Carriage Gun
Built 1943 by the John Deere Company of Moline Illinois
Restored July 2010 as a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Leadership Project by Nichols Flocks
Special Thanks for Marvin Mendenhall, Commander"
Name of Eagle Scout: Nichols Flocks

Project Completion Date: 7/1/2010

Troop Number: Not listed

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