FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – On Friday, Fort Benning celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Armor Branch on Eubanks fields.
Part of the celebration included the Sheridan tank dedication. The General Sheridan tank, as it is called, is a mobile, amphibious and air-droppable armored vehicle.
"Paratroopers of the 73rd Armor were part of the 82 Airborne division used the tank behind me to parachute into combat in Panama and bring that tank on to Eubanks field here at the Airborne school celebrates that history and that tradition and brings the community of tankers and infantrymen together in one spot," Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Clemens said.
The General Sheridan offered greater lethality against many military vehicles and provided an operational range of 370 miles.
Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell is the guest speaker. He was the 21st command sergeant major of the Armor School when it was located at Fort Knox, KY.
It was developed to provide support for Airborne Divisions like paratroopers.