The Armor Experience

The Armor Experience
Photo/Courtesy of Museum of American Armor
I pull on my helmet, snap the buttons of my olive-drab shirt and follow my squad leader’s instructions as my fellow troopers and I march out of the hangar in single file to a waiting personnel carrier. As we pull out of the parking lot, closely followed by a Sherman tank and an M18 Hellcat tank destroyer, my first thought is “I can’t believe I’m just a few miles from the Long Island Expressway.” I’m part of the Armor Experience, a military reenactment presented by the Museum of American Armor that makes you part of the action. As the armored vehicles roll through the countryside, it’s easy to forget 2019 suburbia and place yourself in the imagined setting: 1944 …
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