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--George Washington

Lance Corporal
Justin Mark Ellsworth
United States Marine

KIA 13 November 2004
Al Anbar Province, Iraq

in memoriam
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"When you need a tank, you need a tank!"
- LTC Greg Reilly, Commander, First Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq.

"It's not difficult to understand why somebody might pick up an AK-47 against us. Maybe we killed his father in the first Gulf War, maybe in this Gulf War, maybe he's just a dick."
- Sgt. Reginald Abram, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in western Iraq. Quoted in the Asia Times, Oct. 24

Michigan Soldiers - Complete list of men and women who lost their lives while serving in OIF.

- The Tanker's Prayer
- Putting a Name on War - Troops give everything from tanks to flyswatters a personal touch - Denver Post

- M1 OPTEMPO way up; road use poses challenge - From Inside the Army

- Thunder Run into Baghdad

- Troop address by Lieutenant Colonel (British) Tim Collins - An outstanding Speech

- Revolutionary tank tactics alter Iraqi conflict, future of urban warfare 

- Complete list of Coalition Casualties. - CNN

- The Soldier's Psalm - Psalm 91

- A Soldier's Prayer

- Michigan History Magazine - The history of tanks.


The City of TALL ‘AFAR thanks the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment for their service.

Floor Statement on the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, By Senator Wayne Allard, June 01, 2004

Making the Best Tank Better from Defense News
   Graphic from printed edition not available in the on-line article.

Bataan, Corregidor, and the Death March: In Retrospect

Jay Leno's tank-powered torpedo racer vs. an M1A1 from Car & Driver

Master Gunner and Armor External Site Links

Master Gunner Branch

Car and Driver article featuring the M1A1

Project Manager (PM) Abrams

Gunners Australia

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