The M1 Abrams is an American third-generation main battle tank. It is named after General Creighton Abrams, former Army chief of staff and commander of United States military forces in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972.
Army Pfc. Joshua E. Waltenbaugh Died June 3, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 19, of Ford City, Pa.; assigned to 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 3 in Taji, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident.
Army Staff Sgt. William J. Brooks Died May 3, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 30, of Birmingham, Ala.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; killed May 3 when his unit was conducting a route security mission and an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee in Baghdad.
Army Cpl. James D. Gudridge Died January 6, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 20, of Carthage, N.Y.; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Jan. 6 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.
Lance Cpl. William Sullivan, a dog handler with the mobile section of 81 mm Mortars Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security with his dog, Coal, during a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 31. Marines from 3/6 and soldiers from the Afghan National Army are in Marjah to support Operation Moshtarak, a push to rid the area of Taliban presence and intimidation.
Mike Sovan was the commander of a Chaffee tank in Patton’s 3rd Army during World War II. A picture of him while in the service along with his 6th Armored Division patch, Sergeant stripes and his military medals are all part of a shadowbox displayed on the wall of his Englewood, Fla. home. Sun Photo by Jonathan Fredin.
Challenger 2 (UK) Challenger 2 is a British main battle tank (MBT) currently in service with the armies of the United Kingdom and Oman. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defense .The current British main battle tank has seen in action in Iraq. One Challenger was hit by eight RPG’s and a MILAN anti-tank missile, but its crew survived unharmed though shaken. It also uses the same Chobham armor as the Abrams. It can survive 14 hits from rocket propelled grenades and…