Brunswick, MD Veterans Memorial Park

Brunswick, MD Veterans Memorial Park (HMHQN)

Location: Brunswick, MD 21716 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.784', W 77° 37.494'

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In 1921, a group of Veterans built and dedicated this park to honor WWI Veterans. Originally, a WWI Howitzer Cannon was located on this concrete pedestal. The citizens of Brunswick were called upon to donate the cannon for the WWII scrap drive. The defense department promised a tank would be provided following the WWII victory. A M-5 "Jeb Stuart" Tank was presented to the people of Brunswick on August 31, 1946.

The M-5 Stuart Tank was an American light reconnaissance tank used during WWII. The "Jeb Stuart" was given its name by the British forces prior to America entering the war. The Stuart had a pair of Cadillac automobile engines which made it very reliable and very fast. The Stuart was armed with a 37mm cannon and (3) 30-06 Browning machine guns.

The Stuart Tank was only used for support and reconnaissance in the European Theater because of its light armor. In the Pacific Theater it proved to be very successful because the Japanese forces had few anti-tank weapons. The Marines used the Stuart because it was quick, light and easily outfitted with a flame thrower.

Weight - 14.7 Tons (32,400 lbs)
Height - 7.5 feet
Lenght - 14.8 feet
Crew - 4 Soldiers (Commander, Gunner and 2 Drivers)
Width - 8.1 feet
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HM NumberHMHQN
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Historical Period20th Century, WW I, WW II
Historical PlaceTown
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassWar Memorial
Marker StyleCommemmorative Marker
Marker NumberHMHQN
Year Placed1921
Placed ByFraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E) 1136
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273694 N 4354804
Decimal Degrees39.31306667, -77.62490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.784', W 77° 37.494'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 47.0400" N, 77° 37' 29.6400" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?Yes
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108-110 E A St, Brunswick MD 21716, US
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