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    Posted 9 years ago

    packrat-pl…
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    I was digging around in my storage building and came across these pics, I had forgotten all about them. These were taken in April, 1972 , when I was overseas in the Army. That is me on the right. We were sent to extract the tank.
    Just in case anybody was not sure, 57 ton tanks do not float and do not extract very well when they are up to their turrets in mud and water. Fear not, we got it out, with the help of our trusty M88 VTR.
    I hope everybody has a great Veterans Day.
    Enjoy

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    1. walksoftly walksoftly, 9 years ago
      Nice pics, they just had to see how deep the hole was!
      Lets hope people take time out from their day to remember those that have served their respective countries.

      David
    2. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much petey , AR8Jason, walksoftly, & mustangtony.
      Yes, it was an interesting day, as were many of them.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      Love the pic and have missed you on CW ! Glad to see your ok Pack:-)
    4. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much petey & Manikin. I have missed being here, have some things to take care of. We have the big Veterans Car Show and parade here this weekend!
    5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 9 years ago
      Happy veterans day! Thank you for your service, sir.
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Mr. Packrat, Happy Veteran's Day, enjoy the show and parade, will be watching for photos of same.
    7. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      AR8Jason,
      elaborate on "big".
    8. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 9 years ago
      Big cars for big veterans. Sounds fair to me.
    9. nsvmom nsvmom, 9 years ago
      My first thought was "Well, there's your problem!"
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Please tell me they had the smarts to shut the eng. down before it sucked mud & water!
    11. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      If I remember correctly, the turbochargers were spinning when it hit the water.
      Thank you very much for the kind words kerry10456 & miKKoChristmas11!
      Thank you for the love kerry10456, miKKoChristmas11, blunderbuss2 & musikchoo.
    12. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 9 years ago
      Reminds me of the story of the country boy who passed by a plumbing store in the city. A sign on the front of the store read "Cast Iron Sinks."
      On seeing this the country boy said "Any darn fool knows that"!
      WELCOME HOME ALL VETERANS!
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Re #15, Oh, that hurts! Operators don't think that fast.
    14. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Love that mrmajestic1!! Drivers could have cared less, they did not have to extract them, I did!
    15. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much mrmajestic1, toolate2 & PhilDavidAlexanderMorris.
    16. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Have a great day packrat!

      scott
    17. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      scott,
      You have a great Veterans weekend also, thank you very much.
    18. packrat-place packrat-place, 9 years ago
      Thank you very much for the love birdie, gargoylecollector & BELLIN68
    19. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 8 years ago
      packy who was the guy with you a friend of mine was over there and it looks a lot like him he was from Indiana named dave Thomas he ended up losing one eye and a arm when his tank got hit.
    20. packrat-place packrat-place, 8 years ago
      I cannot remember his first name, but his last name was Dunston.
      Thank you very much Dan121156, OCAD, Blackshiep1 & Manikin.

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