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Co F 40th Armor

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Co F 40th Armor "By Force and Valor"
As the Cold War intensified in the late 1950s and 1960s, access problems to the city, both land and air, continued to cause tension. USAF aircraft were harassed as they flew in and out of the city and ground convoys were disrupted en route to and from Berlin. In June 1958, Company F, 40th Armor Regiment came into the city with three platoons of M26 Pershing tanks. In August 1961, the Berlin Wall brought the next great crisis to the city. The Wall went up early in the morning of 13 August 1961. On 20 August, 1st Battle Group (Reinforced), 18th Infantry Regiment entered the city as a show of Allied right of access into the now walled off city. On 25 October came the famous standoff at Checkpoint Charlie between the M48A1s of F Company, 40th Armor and the Red Army. The Soviets backed down.

*Approx 2″ height, chrome plated, zinc alloy, enamel paint
*Attaches with 3M adhesive

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