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These magazines were carried by Lt. George Matthews, an artillery fire support officer in 3rd Brigade, 1st armored Division. The M16A2 rifle was used by the ground soldier of the U. S. Forces during Desert Storm.
1. B M258A1 Decontamination Kit
This container was carried by a soldier in "C" C0\4-66 armor. It was to be used as a chemical-biological decontamination method for personal gear and skin.
WARNING: Packets are toxic. DO NOT OPEN.
1. C Handset for radio used by "C" C0\4-66 armor during Desert Storm.
1. D Green First-Aid Bandages and Field Dressing (12) (12 individually-wrapped bandages)
These green camouflaged compresses were carried by medics of 4th Battalion\66th Armor to wrap up wounds and to hold broken limbs.
1. E Flashlight
This flashlight was used by "C" C0\4-66 Armor during Desert Storm. The units in 3d Bde\3d ID who were attached as 1st Bde\1 AD were issued these yellow and black Bureau of Mines flashlights instead of green ones from the army, probably due to lack of supplies.
1. F Army Issue Prescription Glasses
These glasses are typical of the two pair issued to soldiers by the U. S. Army. This pair was carried by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley, but only as a back-up pair.
1. G Wool Socks (Army-Green; 2 pairs)
These are the type of socks used by soldiers during Desert Storm. These were worn by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley, tank platoon leader in "C" C0\4-66 Armor.
1. H Antenna Flags and Vehicle Marker (2)
These two flags were made in Aschaffenburg at a recreational facility for all of the U. S. Army, Europe. Capt. "Buddy" Grantham, Texas A&M Class of '81, was the S-4 of 4-66 Armor (supply officer for the battalion). He had the flags made to mark the battalion's vehicles. The all-yellow pennant was used by "C" Company commander, Capt. Kenneth Brown, on his humvee. The purpose of the yellow pennant with a blue border was to mark 3rd platoon tanks of "C" Company. However, since it easily revealed the tanks' positions, the pennant was not used.
1. I Army-Issued Brown Boxer Shorts
These boxers were used by soldiers in Desert Storm because they allowed sweat to evaporate from the crotch area. If the area was not kept clean and dry, accumulated bacteria could cause "crotch-rot. " Before redeployment back to Germany, soldiers often sat under tents, wearing only this type of shorts. In the sweltering heat of the day, the temperature usually reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. A - 3. D No Descriptions
4. A U. S. Chemical Protective Gloves (1 pair with white inner gloves)
These rubber gloves with cotton inserts were used to protect the individual soldier from chemical and biological contaminants.
Although the gloves were never used or opened, they were intended to be used when Lt. Kelley's CPOGs (Chemical Protective Over-Garments) became too worn for wear. He carried them in his ICE (Individual Chemical protective Equipment) Pack.
Second Lt. Michael Kelley was the 3rd platoon leader of "C" C0\4-66 AR, which maneuvered a C-31 tank.
4. A. U. S. Protective Mask Carrier
This individual carrier was carried by "C" CO/4-66 AR as an extra in case it was needed to carry an M25 Tanker's Protective Mask.
The carrier was used to carry a protective gas mask that has a filter canister attached, part of which protrudes from a hole. The protruding part of the filter can be connected to a gas particulate system in the tank. This system purifies air, blowing it through the filter, and cools it in order to decrease sweating.
The carrier allowed the mask to be strapped or carried around the waist for quick, easy access in the case of chemicalbiological attack.
4. C U. S. Chemical Protective Gloves (1 pair and 1 extra cotton insert)
4. D U. S. M258 Chemical Decontamination Kit Container
The six double packets that were used to decontaminate individual equipment and personal CPOGs (Chemical Protective Over-Garments) are not shown.
The M258 is carried along with the M25 Protective Mask. This container was filled with sandy mud when "C" C0\4-66 AR became stuck in a dried lake bed, which quickly filled with water in a large thunderstorm. The "C" Company was on a C-31 tank when this occurred.
The blue packs are training packets (#1). The #2 packets are not shown. The actual decontamination packets are dark green and highly toxic, and the training packets have rubbing alcohol in them.
4. E U. S. Cravate ("Drive-On" Rag)
This medical supply is normally used for broken-arm splint support. They are most frequently wrapped around the face, over the nose and mouth, to facilitate easier breathing during dust storms and tank movements. At such times, dust clouds often reached an approximate height of 200 ft.
The term "drive on" originated from infantry foot soldiers who wore the cloth around their necks for camouflage and to be able to quickly clean their weapons with the rag before they 'drove on" once again with the mission.
This cravate was worn by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley in combat with a dusk mask underneath. Sometimes several "drive-on" rags were worn at once due to the great amount of dust in the alr .
4. F U. S. Tank Protective-Mask Hood
The hood was attached to the tank protective mask (M25) after the one that was already attached was contaminated or damaged. Although it was never used, this particular hood was carried in an ICE (Individual Chemical protective Equipment) Pack by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley of the 3rd Platoon/"C" CO/4-66 AR in a C-31 tank.
4. G U. S. Tank Round Protective Nose- Cone
This Styrofoam nose-cone was at the tip of one of the Super Sabots, a depleted uranium core anti-tank round stored on a C31 tank during ground assault.
4. H R. C. from Saudi Arabia
This can of R. C. Cola, along with many others that were packed in cases, was given to U. S. troops by King Fahd in appreciation for the U. S. defense of the kingdom against Iraq's aggression. R. C. Cola, Coca-Cola, and Afri-Cola were among the soft drinks given by the king.
Note the Saudi/Arabic writing on one side.
The can was brought back to the United States by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley of "C" CO/4-66 AR.
4. I U. S. Mosquito Net Hood
The hood was bought in a U. S. Army clothing store and painted a sand-like color. It was used during sleep and work due to the excessive flies in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. (cont. )
Also, the mosquitoes of the Euphrates River Valley in Iraq were very thick. This particular hood was used by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley on a C-31 tank of "C" CO/4-66 AR.
4. J Headspace and Timing Gauge
This gauge was used by "Dt' CO/4-66 AR tankers to set the barrel spacing and timing for the . 50 caliber machine gun fired from the tank commander's position in the MlA1 tank.
4. K Handkerchief
This handkerchief was in the pocket of a pair of an Iraqi artilleryman's abandoned uniform pants. The owner, who was in the Medina Division of the Republican Guard, left several of his uniforms. Located next to the handkerchief was a cache of 120+mm Howitzer artillery shells that were camouflaged with corrugated tin and wood beams covered by sand. This area was 2 kilometers north of Highway 8, south of A1 Medina.
4. L Cloth Hood
The hood was found by itself in an Iraqi defensive trench 2 kilometers north of Highway 8 and south of A1 Medina, near a Medina Division position of the Republican Guard. The position consisted of a corrugated tin roof over the trench, which was supported by a wood and oil pipe from a Rumaila Oilfield oil well located 100 meters away. This hood was probably used by an infantry foot soldier and could by attached to a coat with buttons, although it was most likely worn by itself without a coat.
4. M Piece of a Standard-Issue Green-and-White Striped Blanket
This is a small piece of an Iraqi standard-issue blanket. It is very typical of the blankets found in abandoned Iraqi sleeping quarters throughout Iraq. This particular scrap was discovered in a corrugated tin-roof position that was next to a defensive trench, 2 kilometers north of Highway 8 and south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq. It belonged to an infantry foot soldier of the Medina Division of the Republican Guard. Many such blankets that were found in Iraqi positions all had a symbol on their tags.
5. A U. S. Grain Bag
This grain bag was found in a defensive trench next to an artillery shell storage site. The location was a station of the Medina Division of the Republican Guard, 2 kilometers south of Highway 8 and south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq. The bag serves as evidence that the U. S. supplied grain to our enemy only months before Iraq's attack on Kuwait.
5. B U. S NBC Marking Set
This carrier has three types of flag markers: one for nuclear contamination areas, one for chemical contamination, and the other for biological contamination.
The two crayon markers on the side are marked with night-glow tape (cat eyes) and used to write on the flag markers. There are also 13 area markers made of cloth for boundary marking. A similar set was carried by the one tank assigned to each platoon, as well as by the company headquarters section. The Battalion NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) Section, which is part of the Battalion Headquarters Section, carried this type of equipment in the German-loaned Fuchs (Fox) NBC monitoring vehicle. This specific NBC marketing set was on C33, 3rd platoon\"C" Company\4-66 AR.
5. C U. S. Chemical-Biological Protective Boots
The boots are of rubber and worn over combat boots by slipping them over the leather boots and tying them. They are used in conjunction with a charcoal-lined shirt and protective pant-quit. This particular pair of boots was carried by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley on Tank C31 in his CPOG (Chemical Protective Over-Garment) ICE (Individual Chemical protective Equipment) Pack but was not worn.
5. D Batteries
5. E U. S. Kevlar Helmet-Cover with Headband
This cover was worn on the Kevlar helmet of 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley, 3rd platoon leader of "C" CO/4-66 AR. Since tank crewmen put it on each time they left the tank, it was usually kept on the wind sensor of the tank for easy accessibility when getting out. The woodland-green camouflage was typical of units in the 1st A. D. because there was a limited supply of desert camouflage uniforms.
6. A 120mm MlA1 Tank Main Gun Round "AFCAP"/Stub
6. B Hip Waders
These boots were used by the Iraqis as NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) rubber protective boots. They could be slipped over the combat boots and legs of the uniform. This pair was found in an abandoned artillery position belonging to the Medina Division of the Republican Guard, located south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq. The gun had been destroyed by coalition air forces.
6. C No Description
7. A Tanker Boots
This pair of U. S. tanker boots was worn by PFC John Abronski-now an SPC-- all throughout deployment to Desert Shield/Storm. He was the loader on Tank C31. Unlike most other boots, these leather boots have wrap-around straps instead of laces. It is a special style of armor vehicle crewman's boots. Not all tankers wear this style; many wear the standard-issue combat boot. In order to prevent severe drying in the desert, the boots were polished with black Kiwi polish.
7. B White Inserts for Chemical Protection Glob
8. A No Photo
8. B No Photo
12. A Decontamination Apparatus, Portable
These are possibly used for large equipment or vehicles after it is exposed to NBC (Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical) contamination.
12. B No Photo
12. C No Photo
13. A U. S. Micro-Climate Cooling Vest
This vest was never issued for the Gulf War. It is typical of those used to cool the armor crewman's body while he is in the tank. It was worn underneath the Nomex flak vest and body suit. By blowing air from the chemical-biological protection system, the vest aided in air purification of the MlA1 Tank.
13. B Tube
13. C U. S. Mirror
This mirror was used each morning by the crew of Tank C31 of 3rd platoon/C' Company/4-66 AR to assist in shaving and cleaning.
Every morning around 0600 hours, the crew, like other tank crews, would start up the tank with a short count (count down) at a time set by the company commander. Then the crew would gather around the hot exhaust of the MlA1 turbine engine to shave, heat up water for coffee and hot cocoa, brush their teeth, and wash themselves. A large orange Gott water jug served as a receptacle, and the mirror was placed on the back of the tank for shaving.
13. D U. S. M-17 Mask Carriers (2)
These particular protective mask carriers were used during the war by "B" C0\4-66 AR. They contained atropine auto-injectors (nerve agent), the mask, and filter and PB tablets. For easy transport the carriers were worn around the waist.
13. E Iraqi Pillow Case
The pillow case was found covering a foam pillow in a defensive infantry position next to a long trench south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq. It was next to a long, flat foam bed about 6 feet underground. The dugout was covered by a tin roof reinforced with sand bags and belonged to the Medina Division of the Republican Guard.
13. F Iraqi Wool Hood
This hood was discovered south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq, where the Medina Division of the Republican Guard was settled in defensive positions. Next to a large defensive position once used by artillerymen, the hood was abandoned along with a pile of uniforms. A large artillery gun was destroyed near the position by coalition air forces.
13. G U. S. Wool Gloves
These gloves are made of wool and issued by the army to be worn inside of leather glove shells. They were also used underneath the rubber chemical gloves. The function of chemical protective gloves is to absorb perspiration and keep the hands warm. These particular gloves were used by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley, platoon leader of 3rd platoon/"C" CO/4-66 AR.
13. H Sandos Vanilla Cake from Saudi Arabia
This snack was found in the pocket of MOPP suit.
14. A U. S. Insect\Arthropod Repellent Lotion.
This lotion was issued to 3rd platoon/"C" CO/4-66 AR by battalion medics to help decrease the number of mosquito bites while positioned in southern Iraq in the Euphrates River Valley area, just north of Highway 8 and south of Al Medina. The area was surrounded by lush green grass and swampy marshes, thus the mosquitos were very thick and annoying. They also carried diseases such as malaria. Because the cream was so effective, it was used often.
14. B U. S. Flashlight
This particular flashlight was used by 3rd platoon, Tank C31 in "C" CO/4-66 AR. It was stored on the tank as part of the Basic Issue Items (BII). However, it is missing the plastic cover and light bulb.
14. C U. S. Goggles
These goggles were worn throughout the war by a tank crew member of "C" C0\4-66 AR. They provided protection from the thick dust stirred up by armored formations in the sand. The dark lenses protected the eye from the bright sun.
14. D M258 Chemical Decontamination Kit (Personal)
This kit was used by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Schoch, the 2nd platoon leader of "C" CO/4-66 AR. Such kits contain packets used for skin and equipment decontamination. The skin must be flushed with water immediately if any of the agents come in contact with it.
14. E U. S. Graphite Lubricant
Purchased in Germany, this powder lubricant provides a nonstick lubrication that will not collect sand, an abrasive. This tube was used by the crew of Tank C31 of "C" CO/4-66 AR to lubricate weapons.
14. F U. S. Hand-Held Radio Microphone
The microphone pictured here was used by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley, the tank commander (TC) of Tank C31. It was crushed when it caught on the COAX 7. 62 ammo feed-tray box, and the main gun of the MlA1 was compressed. The microphone made talking to the commander (CO) easier during radio call-in times, instead of using the helmet "CVC" microphone, which had to be worn.
14. G U. S. "Spaghetti Cord"
This communication connection cable, commonly referred to as a spaghetti cord due to its curly wire, was used in "C" CO/466 AR by an MlA1 tank crewman. Connecting the "CVC" helmet's communications parts to the tank's radio net allowed the crew members to talk amongst themselves on the intercom or on another tank radio.
14. H U. S. Lanyard
This lanyard was used by a soldier of "C" CO/4-66 AR to keep his . 45 cal. pistol attached to his holster and body.
14. 1 U. S. WD-1 Communications Wire
This wire was used by "C" CO/4-66 AR to communicate while in defensive positions. It can also be hooked up to chemical detection alarms whose detectors are far away. The wire is carried on an RL-39 wire spool.
14. J Iraqi Wrench
This wrench was recovered from the remains of a T-72 tank that was shot by an armored vehicle of the 7th Corps during Desert Storm. The explosion removed the tank's turret and placed it next to the burned out hull. The occurrence took place at a road intersection about 2 kilometers north of Highway 8, south of Al Medina, in southeast Iraq.
The tool was one of many in a canvas tool bag. The tools were mostly made in China, as was this one. Since these were from various places, including the U. S. , and were not a complete set, the tools seem pieced together.
14. K BMP Armored Personnel Carrier Idler Arm Wrench (Iraq)
This wrench was recovered from a running BMP-1 that was intact when captured. It would be used to loosen the track tension arm to replace the grease in it. The wrench was part of the Iraqi BMP's Basic Issue Items (BIT).
14. L Iraqi T-72 Tank Tools
These tools were recovered from a T-72 tank that was attacked by coalition forces near Highway 8, south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq. They were part of this tank's basic issue items (BIT). The tank belonged to the Medina Division of the Republican Guard.
Note that the tools were made in Germany and India. One of the wrenches has been welded through where the "Germany" is shown.
14. M Towel
Troops used this brown army towel for clean-up and showers. It was used daily for shaving, then the tank crew quickly dried it, using the heat of the MlA1 turbine engine. This particular towel was used extensively by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley of Tank C31.
14. N U. S. M58 Al Chemical Decontamination Packets
These packets are very toxic; they should not be opened.
14. 0 Ruck-Sack Covers
The tank crew in "C" CO/4-66 AR used these covers to protect ruck sacks and duffel bags that were strapped on the outside of their tank. Because the Basic Issue Items (BIT) of the U. S. Army are green, these covers helped to camouflage this BIT gear. This was the desert camouflage used by U. S. Armed Forces.
14. P U. S. Mosquito Net Hood
Second Lt. Michael A. Kelley of Tank C31/"C" CO/4-66 AR used this hood to protect his face from flies and mosquitoes while sleeping. In northern Kuwait and northern Saudi Arabia, the flies were the thickest. In turn, in the Euphrates River Valley the mosquitoes were almost unbearable near the marshy area next to Al Medina in southeast Iraq. The hood was bought in a military clothing store in Aschaffenburg, Germany before deployment to southwest Asia.
15. A Uniform Pants from Desert Camo
15. B Uniform Shirt from Desert Camo
15. D Iraqi Canteen
15. E Border Book, On Freedom's Frontier Editor Sgt. Arturo Alvarez 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Fulda, West Germany 1st edition; December 20, 1989
16. A U. S. Camouflage Net Repair Kit
This repair kit is an example of what tank camo nets look like. The nets were not used, however, because the tanks of the 1st AD did not have extensive defensive positions and were often on the move. They were carried by each tank at first then sent to a log base for storage.
16. B U. S. Wash Rag
This brown wash rag is typical of the ones used to wash up
while in the desert. Second Lt. Michael A. Kelley of tank C31 in "C" CO/4-66 AR used this one; it was used each morning and during showers then dried by the heat of the MlA1 tank's turbine-engine exhaust.
16. C Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW) Banding Material
These one-way ties were packed by tank crews of "C" CO/4-66 AR to be used to constrain the hands and feet of enemy prisoners. "C" Company never used the ties, even though it captured about 50 EPWs during and after the ground assault.
16. D Combat Boot Insert
Soldiers used such insoles to cushion their feet when walking. In addition, they also absorb sweat to keep feet dry. The insoles were purchased at a military clothing store.
16. E Tank Protective Mask Carrier
This carrier was used by a tank crewman from "C" CO/4-66 AR to hold the gas mask, two Atropine injections (nerve agent antitoxins), and the air-filter canister that purifies the air breathed by a soldier when not connected to the tank's gas particulate air-purification system.
16. F Laundry Bag
This laundry bag was used to store extra uniforms in a log base during the ground assault. Before the ground assault, it was used to store dirty uniforms.
16. G M256 Decontamination Kit
16. H Cassette and CD
These enabled the crew members to watch the Super Bowl during the war.
16. 1 Brown Army-Issue Towel
The PFC Carlos Vargas used this towel during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Note the orange laundry marking that was used to sort out laundry items when it was washed by the Quartermaster Corps of the Army.
16. J Headphones
The soldiers of the 3d Bde/3d ID used the headphones quite frequently to listen to small, portable radios and to play Game Boy computerized games. However, they would easily get broken during chemical attack drills and regular use on tactical, armored vehicles. If the wires were cut, spliced, and connected to the intercom radio on the MlA1 tank, then music could be heard by crew members from a portable radio/cassette player.
These headphones were used by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley during Desert Storm. One set was cut and spliced so that the crew of Tank C31 in 4-66 AR could listen to cassettes. This helped crew members stay alert, awake, and motivated, especially during long maneuvers and attacks.
17. A The Army Achievement Award (AAM)
The AAM was awarded to soldiers of the 3d Bde/3d ID for specific achievements. A few soldiers, whose actions during combat did not merit an Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM), received a service AAM for actions during Operation Desert Storm.
17. B The Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Generally, soldiers in the 3d Bde/3d ID received the ARCOM award for service and actions in combat during Operation Desert Storm.
The Purple Heart was awarded to four soldiers of the 3d Bde/3d ID for actions during Operation Desert Storm. Three 4-66 Armour Battalion Scouts were awarded the medal for injuries sustained when their M3A2 Bradley Scout vehicles were hit by a tank round. Spc. Clarence A. Cash received his medal posthumously for the incident. A captain in 1-7 Infantry Battalion was awarded the Purple Heart due to Shrapnel wounds to his arm when his M2A2 Bradley struck a bomblet.
17. D The Belgian Fouragere, 2nd Award
This decoration was worn by soldiers of 3d Bde/3d ID on their dress uniforms. The award was earned by the Bde's units in World War II.
This beret was captured by 3d Bde/3d ID in southern Iraq. It normally has an Iraqi eagle insignia where the two holes in the front are located.
17. F No Description
17. G Presidential Unit Citation (PUC)
The PUC is a decoration that was worn by members of 3d Bde/3d ID on their dress uniforms for actions of their units in combat in World War II. It is worn above the name tag and over the right breast of the uniform.
17. H The Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWA) Ribbon
This ribbon and subsequent medal were awarded to all members of the Armed Forces who served in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations during Operation Desert Storm. The 3d Bde/3d ID was awarded three campaign streamers; therefore, three stars are worn on the ribbon and medal by soldiers of this brigade. The three campaigns were Operation Desert Storm, Liberation of Kuwait, and Cease Fire.
17. I Middle-Eastern Countries Symbol Chart
This chart was posted inside the 3d Bde/3d ID, Bde S2
(Intelligence Staff) M557 armored personnel carrier all during Operation Desert Storm for quick reference. It was used to identify aircraft origin.
17. J American "Help-I'm-Lost" Flag
17. K T-72 Main-Gun Cover
This canvas cover, marked with painted Arabic script, was once used to protect the 125mm gun of the tank, especially from allowing sand into the gun tube. It was acquired from a T-72 that was recovered by the 3d Bde/3d ID in northern Kuwait and is now at the Marne (3d ID) Museum in Wuezburg, Germany.
This is a cover of one of four smoke grenade launchers on the right side. There are eight of these launchers on the turret of the T-72: four on the left and four on the right. This cover belongs to a T-72 captured in northern Kuwait by the 3d Bde/3d ID, which is now at the Marne (3 ID) Museum in Wuezburg, Germany.
17. M No Description
18-19. MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)
These MREs were issued to Tank C31 of "C" CO/4-66 AR while it was in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations, two weeks after the offensive operations in Iraq had ended. In addition to there being 12 meals per case, there were 12 variations of meals from which to choose.
20. A NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) Marking Kit
Although this particular kit was carried by "C" Company 4-66 Armor Battalion during Desert Storm, it was never used. Its purpose is to mark an NBC contaminated area if created by the Iraqis.
20. B Map Case
This plastic map case was used by the 3rd platoon of "C" Company/4-66 AR. It is one of the many purchased locally by 2nd Lt. Kelley at the Aschaffenburg Clothing Sales Store for the battalion. It was used to hold desert maps during Operation Desert Storm. The plastic case allowed graphics to be drawn for use without having to draw on the actual map inside. Several maps could be taped together then placed into the map cover. The plastic protected the map from the rain and dust.
20. C Goggles
These goggles were worn by a tank crew member of 3rd Platoon/C'' CO/4-66 AR during ground operations of Operation Desert Storm. They were a must in order to see through the thick desert dust stirred up by tracked vehicles and the bright sun. They were worn in conjunction with the CVC helmet and "drive-on" rag over the mouth and nose.
20. D VS-17 Signal Panel
This orange-colored panel was used to mark Allied vehicles during the desert war to decrease the chance of friendly fire from friendly aircraft. It was draped over the MlA1 tanks' bustle racks to be seen at the rear and from above. This VS17 aircraft recognition panel was used by 3rd plt. /"C" CO/4-66 AR.
20. E Portable Cooking Stove
This stove was used by the crew of Tank C34 in "C" CO/4-66 AR all during deployment to the Middle East. It heated up water for coffee and cocoa, as well as for cooking MREs. The heater was issued to the MlA1 tank crews to decrease the fuel consuming practice of cooking from the tank's turbine exhaust over the back deck.
20. F H 250 Radio Handset
This handset was used by "C" CO/4-66 AR to talk on the combat radio without having to use a CVC helmet. In order to transmit a message, the sender depresses the push button on the side and talks as if using a telephone. To hear a message, the upper part is placed near the listener's ear.
20. G First-Aid Pouch
This pouch was worn during Operation Desert Shield/Storm by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley. Each American soldier wore the pouch filled with at least one field-dressing tube used to bandage wounds. In addition, they also carried a witness statement card and casualty feeder card to be used in the event of their death or injury. The pouch was worn on the suspenders of the Load Bearing Belt (LBE).
20. H Spaghetti Cords
These wires were used to hook the Combat Vehicle Crewman's Helmet (CVC) to the intercom and radios in the MlA1 tank and other armored vehicles. The single connector goes to the helmet connector. The two connectors hook up to the radio inside the vehicle. This set of spaghetti cords was used by "C" CO/4-66 AR.
Called an "E-tool," this instrument is part of the standard basic issue gear for the American soldiers. This shovel is folded up to be easily transported. Once unfolded and the blade locked, it can be used to dig, hammer, chop, or stoke trash fires. This E-tool was used by "C" CO/4-66 AR when in Iraq. Found in an MlA1 tank position, it is speculated that one of the last crewmen lost it after digging a "cat-hole" in which to defecate.
21. A DS 2 Decontaminating Apparatus
This metal container was carried by Tank C31, which was commanded by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley, class of '89. It was never filled with the decontaminator DS 2, since the Republican Guard never attacked with chemical weapons. DS 2 is sprayed by the CO 2 cartridge, which loads the bottle.
21. B 120 mm MlA1 Tank Main-Gun Round "AFCAP"/Stub
This is the base of a depleted Uranium "Super Sabot" MlA1 tank round. It was fired at an Iragi engineer vehicle/personnel carrier at about 0730 on the morning of February 28, 1991. The round was fired by Tank C33, commanded by (cont. ) SSG Carlos Fuentes-Lopez, and it destroyed the vehicle in a defensive complex about 10 kilometers north of the Kuwaiti border in southern Iraq.
The MlAl's 120 mm round is encased by thick paper, which is burned up when the gun is fired. All that remains is the stub, the only metal part of the 120 mm round.
The super-sabot had a long-rod of depleted uranium, which could penetrate the front slope of Iraq's T-72 tank. It was stronger than the smaller, regular sabot round due to its much longer "dart" known as a long-rod penetrator. The depleted uranium was stronger than hardened steal. The symbol of a triangle containing an "s" was a standard marking placed on the rounds in "C" Company/4-66 Armour Battalion to distinguish them as "super sabots," not just standard sabot rounds, when they were seen in the ammunition rack.
APFSDS-T = Armour Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot Tracer; Lt. Michael A. Kelley, '89 - Platoon Leader
21. C M256 Chemical Agent Detection Kit with Chemical Detection Kits
These kits were carried by Tank C32 of 3rd Platoon/"C" Company/4-66 Armour.
WARNING: The detector should not be used in an unventilated area.
21. D Bibles
Bibles such as the one pictured were received by the chaplain of 3d Bde/3 ID after the ground attack. Many were distributed among the soldiers while in the desert; these were extra.
21. E Unit Crest -- 26th Support Battalion This Forward Support Battalion (FSB) supported 4-66 AR as part of the 3rd Brigade/3rd Infantry Division.
21. F Unit Patches These are subdued and dress uniform (colored) patches of the 3rd Infantry Division. The 3rd Brigade of 3rd ID fought as the attached 1st Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in Desert Storm.
21. G Unit Crest -- 66th Armor Regiment The 4th Battalion/66th Armor fought with the 1st and 4th
Battalions of the 7th Infantry to make up the 3d Bde/3d ID.
21. H Aschaffenburg Coins of Excellence Aschaffenburg U. S. Military Community, Germany Aschaffenburg Community Pin
21. I Unit Coin 4th Battalion -- 66th Armor Regiment Aschaffenburg, Germany
* Fought as part of 3d Bde/3d ID during Desert Storm
21. J Unit Coin 26th Support Battalion Aschaffenburg, Germany
* Fought as part of 3d Bde/3d ID during Desert Storm
21. K Unit Coin 1st and 4th Battalions Aschaffenburg, Germany
* Fought as part of 3d Bde/3d ID during Desert Storm
-- 7th Infantry Regiment
21. L Kuwait Liberation Medal (Ribbon)
This decoration was awarded to those persons who fought to liberate the Emirate of Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. It is now proudly worn by soldiers who fought with the 3d Bde/3d ID as the spearhead brigade for 1st Armored Division and VII Corps.
21. M No photo
21. N Unit Citation U. S. Army Valorous Unit Citation
This citation was awarded to the 3d Bde/3d ID for leading the 1st Armored Division and VII Corps attack during Desert Storm to destroy the "elite" Republican Guard.
Units in 3d Bde/3d ID that were awarded the WC: 4th Bn/7th Infantry, 1st Bn-lst Cavalry Regiment, 2-41 Field Artillery, 16th Engineer Bn, and 26th Support Battalion.
21. O "Green Tabs"
Leadership in combat arms units is recognized placing these green strips of cloth below the rank of the key NCO or officer. These tabs were worn by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley during Desert Storm. He was a tank platoon leader in "C" Company/4-66 Armour.
21. P 25mm Inert "Dummy" Rounds
These practice rounds were used by 1st Bn. -7th IN to allow the
Bradley mechanized infantry soldiers to practice loading the 25mm Bushmaster main gun on their M2A2 BIFVs.
22. A - 23. B No Descriptions
24. A M-16 Rifle Magazine
This 20-round magazine was used by the 9th Engineer Bn while deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
24. B Optical Inserts -- M-17 Series Protective Mask
This type of mask was used by the infantry/non-combat vehicle crewmen and was always in the possession of soldiers due to the fear of chemical attack.
24. C Face Paint and Camouflage -- Sand and Light Green
This desert "cammo stick" was used by PFC Carlos Vargas during deployment to Desert Shield/Storm.
24. D Lensed, Magnetic Compass
This particular compass was used by PFC Carlos Vargas of 'iD" CO/1-7 IN during Desert Storm.
24. E Rat Trap
This rodent trap was used by 1-7 Infantry during deployment to the desert. Many others were also purchased by field ordering officers from local stores in Saudi Arabia to be used in living areas and supply tents to combat the vermin commonly found in the desert.
24. F 7. 62 Practice Dummy Rounds
These practice rounds are used by 1-7 Infantry to practice loading the M2 Bradley's coaxial machine gun. The soldiers were constantly drilled on weapon proficiency before the ground attack in Iraq.
24. G Boat Compass
This compass was used by 1-7 Infantry to assist vehicles in navigating in the flat, open terrain of the desert. The compasses were bought by a field of ordering officers in sporting stores in Germany and Saudi Arabia.
24. H Decontamination Bottle, DS2 (Decontamination Agent Carrier)
This bottle was used by the 178th Personnel Service Company during Desert Shield/Storm. If filled with DS2, the decontamination liquid would be sprayed due to the pressure of a CO 2 canister, punctured at the top of the metal bottle.
24. 1 20mm Bushmaster Main Gun Dummy/Practice Rounds
These rounds were used by 1st Bn/7th Infantry in the desert to practice "cycling" rounds into the M2 Bradley's main gun.
24. J M57 Electrical Firing Device
This "cracker," as called by soldiers, was used by the 9th Engineer Bn as it supported the 1st ID. Its purpose is to detonate a Claymore anti-personnel mine.
24. K Water Purification Tablets, Iodine
Boxes of 100 of these bottles with 50 tablets/bottles were issued by supply channels to units, although bottled water was in abundance. For this reason, the tablets were not used.
These particular bottles were carried by the 178th Personnel Service Company (PSC) during Desert Storm as they supported the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2 ACR).
24. L White-Star Cluster Canister
This was fired by ''D'' CO/1-7 IN during combat operations in Iraq. The device was fired by slamming the cap onto the bottom. A parachute then allows four white flares to gradually fan into the sky. It is normally used to signal certain actions for a unit.
24. M M16 Rifle Magazine
The rifle has a 20-round maximum capacity with a special loop attached at the bottom by the soldier using it. The magazine saw service with "D" Company/1-7 Infantry during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
24. N Engineering Precision Instrument
This device was used by the 9th Engineer Bn in support of the 1st ID in Desert Storm. The battalion's home was Aschaffenburg, Germany.
24. 0 Encoding/Decoding Encryption Device
This device was used by 1-7 Infantry Battalion during deployment to the Middle East. The equipment allowed for the passing of classified information across normal telephone connections.
Donated by: PFC Carlos Vargas
24. P Auto Injector Set -- Nerve Agent Antidote * Atropine (green) * Pralidoxime chloride (brown)
This auto-injector set was carried by 1-7 Infantry but never used during Desert Storm. The needle ends were cut off, but soldiers must be careful not to jab themselves with the metal. Each soldier carried two of these sets everywhere he/she went. They were stored in protective mask cases. Donated by: Michael A. Kelley
24. Q Ruck-Sack Cover, Desert Camouflage
This cover was used during Desert Shield/Storm by PFC Carlos Vargas of "D" CO/ 1-7 IN.
24. R Pontiac Chapstick
This lip balm was found in the pocket of BDU pants.
24. S 25. A Bullet Shell
25. A No photo
25. B 25mm Shell Casing
This casing is from a practice round fired by a D22, an M2A2 Bradley lFV of 1st Bn/7th IN. The round was fired at a target range near King Khalid Military City (KKMC) in late January to test and zero.
25. C Iraqi Water Bag
This water bag is from a Republican Guard unit in southern Iraq. It could be filled with water and hung up. The water would soak into the burlap cloth without spilling, allowing for evaporation and cooling of the water. The 178th PSC captured this water bag in southern Iraq in the 2 ACR sector.
25. D Iraqi Protective Gas-Mask Carrier
This carrier was found in a Republican Guard position by the 178th PSC in the 2 ACR sector. The red paint was used by Republican Guard units to mark their equipment. The inside of the carrier has a rubber stopper on a string, which plugged the protective air filter of the gas mask. Its purpose is to keep dust out while it is not being used.
25. E Carrier Pack of an Iraqi Republican Guard Unit Position
This pack was probably used to carry various war gear and equipment of an infantry unit. It was captured by the 178th PSC in southern Iraq, in the 2 ACR sector.
25. F Green Republican Guard Uniform Shirt
This shirt was found by the 178th PSC in southern Iraq in the 2 ACR sector. Note the missing red triangle patches on both upper sleeves, patches of the "elite" Republican Guard units who were bodyguards for Iraq's Saddam Hussein.
26. Load-Bearing Equipment (LBE)
This LBE was worn by PFC Carlos Vargas of "D" CO/1-7 IN during deployment to Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Contents: web (pistol) belt, ear-plugs, suspenders, canteen in cover, ammunition pouch for M-16 (2), first-aid pouch, M-17 mask carrier (new and not carried in the desert-- original was lost).
27. A U. S. Chemical Protection Suit
This suit consists of a charcoal-lined shirt and pants. The foil package preserves the charcoal lining, which prevents any chemical-biological agents from touching the soldier's skin. This particular suit was carried by 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley of C31 in "C" CO/4-66 AR.
27. B Iraqi Burlap Duffel Bag
This duffel bag was once basic green, but it was painted sand-brown for issue in the Medina Division of the Republican
Guard. It was found empty, next to a pile of an artillery crew's abandoned uniforms and personal equipment.
28. A Sleeping-Bag Insert
This insert, which used to be green, was found by itself in an Iraqi defensive trench 2 kilometers north of Highway 8, south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq. The item was near an abandoned infantry soldier position on the Rumaila Oilfield.
The Iraqis were armed with thousands of these High Explosive Anti-Tank rounds (HEAT) that were fired from a shoulder-fired launcher. Many of these were found since they were left by the Iraqis in bunkers and fighting positions.
28. C Canvas Storage Bag
This storage was recovered from an Iraqi communications wheeled vehicle that was destroyed southwest of Basra. It was fired upon by units of the U. S. 1st Armored Division during a battle against remnants of the Medina Division of the Republican Guard on February 27, 1991. The bag contained tools and repair equipment. Note the black smudges resulting from the vehicle's destruction.
28. D Atropine Auto-Injectors
These injectors were carried by soldiers in "C" CO/4-66 AR in their protective-mask carrier case. It was one of two injectors to be used if a nerve agent was administered. There is no drug present. Anyone handling this must use caution because the needles are extremely sharp.
28. E "Dummy" Round from a M2/M3 Bradley
28. F "Dummy" Round from a Bradley Bushmaster Main Gun
This round is similar to "live" ones used in Desert Storm. There are two types: high-explosive uranium, armor-piercing (AP) varieties. (HE) and depleted uranium, armor-piercing (AP) varieties. They are 25mm in size.
28. G The DA Form 1156 ("Casualty Feeder Report")
This form reports on the status of a deceased or injured soldier. Each soldier in 4-66 Armour Battalion had a roster number issued to them. In turn, it was compared to a number on the master list used by the chain of command and the medics so that injured, missing, or deceased soldiers could be announced on the radio by number only. This whole procedure was known as Operations Security (OPSEC).
28. H Tool Bag
This Soviet-made tool bag was taken from a communications truck that was destroyed in a tank battle between units of the 1st Armored Division and the Medina Division of the Republican Guard. This battle took place southwest of Basra on February 27, 1991. Small wrenches were found in the bag. Note the Soviet symbols on the buttons.
28. 1 M258 Personal Decontamination Kit
This unit consists of six packets, three "#l's" and three "#3's, used to decontaminate personal equipment and skin, respectively. The packets themselves are toxic and should not be opened. This kit was carried on 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley's M25 protective mask all during deployment to the Middle East. For proper use, a soldier must first wipe the contaminated area with the contents of packet #1. Next, after crushing the ampoule, he or she removes the first substance with the contents of the second packet.
28. J Condoms
This is one of the many boxes of condoms that was used to cover the end of gun barrels to keep out sand and dust while allowing the weapons to be fired. This box was an extra that was carried by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley of C31 in "C" CO/4-66 AR. It and others were purchased at an AAFE's shopette in Germany for pre-deployment.
28. K Pocketknife
This small knife is made of wood and steel. Apparently, it was dropped in a basic shelter of corrugated tin that was built in a trench south of A1 Medina in southeastern Iraq. The soldier to whom it belonged was in the Hedina Division of the Republican Guard.
28. L Handkerchief
This handkerchief was found in the pocket of an abandoned pair of pants. The owner was an Iraqi artilleryman in the Medina Division of the Republican Guard. Recovered from a trench that was south of A1 Medina, Iraq, the pants had been left behind where artillery shells were stored.
29. A Duffel Bag
This sand-colored bag was recovered from a pile of abandoned gear and equipment, south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq. It was left behind by a tank unit of the Medina Division of the Republican Guard.
29. B M-25 Tanker's Protective-Mask Carrier
This carrier was used to tote an M-25 tanker's protective gas mask, two atropine auto-injector anti-toxins, and nerve-agent antidote tablets. It was carried for the duration of deployment by 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley of C31 in 3rd plt/"C" CO/4-66 AR. The carrier was worn around the hip to allow for quick, easy access to the mask in case of chemical or biological attack. The M258 individual decontamination kit was attached to the brass carrier ring.
29. C Chemical-Biological Protective Rubber Boots
This pair of boots was found in a pile of gear and uniforms abandoned by an air defense machine-gun position, south of Al Medina in southeastern Iraq. They belonged to the Medina Division of the Republican Guard, worn by slipping them over the combat boots. As the rubber boots are larger than the normal combat boots, the small size indicates how small the Iraqis are.
29. D Poncho
The poncho, painted sand-brown, was used to help keep green issue items on Tank C31 both dry and camouflaged. It also covered the gear in the bustle rack. This particular poncho belonged to 2nd Lt. Michael Kelley and was used on C31.
29. E AK-47 Firing Pins
These three firing pins fit into the AK-47 basic issue rifle used by ground forces of Iraq. These Soviet-made firing pins were on BMP-1 armored personnel carriers, which were also made by the Soviets. They were used to replace depleted or worn pins in the BMP crewmembers' personal weapons; they could be fired from within a vehicle. The BMP-1 belonged to the Medina Division of the Republican Guard.
29. F Graphite (Lubricating Substance)
As the field ordering officer for 4-66 AR Battalion, 2nd Lt. Michael A. Kelley bought hundreds of tubes of graphite to lubricate weapons in the desert where oils would collect sand. Although the graphite was used extensively on weapons, oils (Break Free) had to be used to combat rust formation due to unexpected, heavy rains.
30. A Slides
31. A Two hats from West Point
32. A U. S. A. Emergency Signaling Mirror
This mirror was carried in a 3rd Platoon/C Co/4-66 AR tank survival kit. It is typical of the type of item found in such kits. It is used by aiming reflected light through the sight hole in the center.
Many soldiers doubled the mirror's use by using it as a shaving mirror.
32. B U. S. A. Light Filter, Green
This green plastic light filter came from an Army flashlight and was used to mark the left rear tail light of Tank C31 of 3rd Platoon/C Co/4-66 AR.
This was part of the night marking of the tactical and military vehicles. The green symbolized 1st Brigade/lst Armored Division (U. S. ), on the left. The yellow on the right stood for 4-66 Armor Battalion. No front lights were used as night vision devices aided our night and dust storm movements without giving our position away to the Iraqis.
32. C U. S. A. Light Filter
This light filter was used to mark the rear of the tank C31 of C Co/4-66 AR. As part of the U. S. 1st Armored Division, the tank had light filter color markings to allow for friendly unit designation by units to the rear of the tank/armor formations. The enemy could not see the small light to the rear. The filters were placed over the tail lights of all tactical vehicles. Ex - 4-66 Armor Battalion had these tail light colors.
32. D U. S. A. Plastic Drinking Tube
This straw-like plastic tube was carried by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley, TC of C31/C Co/4-66 AR. It was to be used to allow water to be drunk out of the standard Army canteen. The M25 tankers protective mask does not have a drinking spout, so this was to be used to allow limited facial exposure when drinking water while in the protective mask in a chemical biological environment.
32. E U. S. A. Entrenching Tool
This E-Tool (shovel) was carried on 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley's ruck sack and used to dig trash pits and to dig sand away from tank tracks when they were serviced for maintenance. The sticker is the 3rd Infantry Division ''Marne'' patch. Tank C31/C Co/4-66 AR.
32. F Survival Box 3rd Plt.
32. G U. S. A. Dust Cloth Facemask
This green cloth was given to soldiers of C Co/4-66 AR to be wrapped around the tank crewmember's face to protect the nose and mouth from dust when breathing. This dust cloth was worn during the ground assault and afterwards to help fight the dust kicked up in dust storms and from tank movements.
32. H U. S. A. Paper Dust Mask
This mask was purchased on the German economy and was one of thousands issued to 4-66 AR Battalion to help soldiers combat the dust and sand of the desert. These were carried by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley of C31 in C Co/4-66 AR. The masks like these were worn under the green cloth dust rags.
32. I Iraqi Night Sight Filter
This filter came out of an Iraqi Soviet-made night vision sight set that was recovered out of a destroyed communications wheeled vehicle (truck). The vehicle was destroyed by units of the U. S. 1st Armored Division and belonged to the Medina Division of the Republican Guards. The battle took place on 27 February 91 and was southwest of Baara in southeast Iraq.
32. J U. S. A. First Aid Field Dressing
This dressing was carried by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley of C31 on his LBE (Load Bearing Equipment), but never used. Each soldier was issued one of these field dressings and was carried on his LBE.
32. K Bandaging, Wrap Gauze
32. L U. S. A. Desert Camouflage Facepaint
This camo stick was carried by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley to be used by tank crew members if they needed to perform dismounted operations.
The stick was never used, but was carried during ground assault combat operations of C31 of C Co/4-66 AR.
33. A U. S. A. Survival Vest
This web vest was used by tank C31 for possible survival, evasion, and escape. Inside of its numerous pockets are found basic survival items. This vest is typically used by helicopter pilots. The pockets of this vest are full of survival items carried by C31. The vest was kept under the tank commander's station for easy access and quick removal.
33. B Emergency Blanket Included in survival vest.
Aviator's Handbook (Survival Guide) Included in survival vest.
33. D Waterproof Wooden Safety Matches Included in survival vest.
This U. S. Army issue flashlight was used on tank C31 by its crewmembers before, during, and after the ground assault. Four such flashlights are found on a tank, and crewmembers sometimes have one attached to their load bearing equipment (LBE). The D cell batteries inside are Army issue BA 30's. The base of the flashlight has filters and an extra light bulb.
33. F Emergency Signaling Mirror
Carried by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley. Part of items included in survival vest.
Signaling Mirror (2)
33. H Field Telephone Cover
Cover used by 3rd PLT, D Co. 9th Engineer Bn. during Desert Storm. The holes in the side were where the ringer crank and receiving speaker were located.
33. I Iraqi Tanker's Black Beret
This black beret is a typical tanker's beret. It was found in a pile of equipment and gear that was abandoned by a T-72 tank crew. The tank position was nearby, but there was no sign of the T-72. It was found south of Al Medina in Southeast Iraq.
The unit it came from was of the Medina Division of the Republican Guards.
33. J U. S. A. Goggles
These goggles fitted with the dark tinted lens, were worn by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley on C31. They helped keep the wind, sand, sun, and rain out of a tank crewmember's eyes.
33. K M1 Prepare-to-fire-checks
33. L U. S. A. Nomex Hood
This hood is made of fireproof Nomex and was worn by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley all during tank combat operations. The hood would protect the head and some of the face in the case of a tank fire of explosion. The hood was an excellent dust protector and kept the individual tank crewman warm on cold winter days and nights.
This vision block was found blown away from a destroyed T-72 tank of the Republican Guards. The tank had been destroyed by an A-10 Thunderbolt ("Warthog") as seen by 30mm High Explosive (HE) chain gun bullet holes in the destroyed tank's turret. The 30mm bullets ripped open the turret and the ammunition on board then blew up, knocking this vision block out.
This vision block had allowed the tank commander to view the outside of the tank while completely closed up. The mirror inside of the glass helped to see from higher than the commander's actual location, giving him more protection in case the turret got hit from a direct hit. Found only 5 kilometers southwest of A1 Medina in Southeast Iraq. This was from the Medina Division of the Republican Guards.
33. N NBC Warning and Reporting System
33. 0 M25~3 A1 Personal Decontamination Kit
This kit consists of 6 packets, three #l's and three #2's, used in that order to decontaminate personal equipment and skin. This kit was carried on 2LT. Michael A. Kelley's M25 protective mask all during deployment to the Middle East. This kit would be used by first wiping down the contaminated area with packet #1, then clean this off with packet #2 (after the ampoule in #2 is smashed). 2Lt. Kelley states that these chemicals are highly toxic anti-toxins and should not be opened by anyone untrained in their use.
This metal fragment was broken off a destroyed T-72 Iraqi Republican Guard Tank, south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq. The tank was destroyed by High Explosive (HE) bullets fired from the chain gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt Air Force Tank
Killing Plane. The T-72 was one of about 10 in defensive berms, and was part of the Medina Division. Note the holes in the metal from explosives on the tank when the tank's on board ammunition blew up. This piece of metal was off the turret and was burned and somewhat melted.
33. Q U. S. A. Bomblet Fragment
This bomblet fragment was found near a U. S. Air force bombshell canister that was about 10'long, green, and split in two pieces. Apparently the canister was dropped from a jet and the bomblet exploded near the Republican Guard defensive positions in the area, which had been occupied by the Medina Division. The defensive position was southwest of Basra on the Iraqi/Kuwaiti border near the northwest tip of Kuwait. They had many individual infantry positions dug around BMP armored personnel carrier positions.
33. R U. S. A. Bomb Fragment
This bomb fragment was found in a 10' wide by 5' deep crater, that was possibly from an Air Force bomb. There were other fragments in the area and green Air Force bomblet canisters as well, showing that the Coalition Forces hit this Republican Guards mechanized infantry defensive position with great force. The position was used by the Medina Division and numerous BMP and individual soldier fighting positions. This was on the Iraqi-Kuwait border near northwest Kuwait, where the 3rd ID's 3rd Brigade, attached to the 1st AD, stopped at the cease fire.
33. S Pyridostigmine Bromide Nerve Agent Pre-treatment Tablets
These tablets were carried by soldiers of C Co/4-66 AR in their protective mask carriers. They were taken regularly when the threat of chemical attacks were high (i.e.. beginning of air war and ground war), They help the nerve agent (Atropen) work more effectively. DO NOT INGEST! POISONOUS!
33. T M8 Chemical Agent Paper (Detector)
This book of 25 sheets was carried by 3rd Platoon C Co/4-66 AR as part of the chemical detection team. It would be Posted up or attached to the Biological-Chemical Protective Suit to detect liquid contamination.
34. A 20mm Dummy Shell
Typically, used in U. S. Air Force aircraft (F-4, F-15, F-16, F-117, F-14, F-18, etc. ) primarily for air to air combat.
34. B 30mm Dummy Shell
Typically, fired from the Air Force A-10 "Warthog" and the U. S. Army helicopter Alt-64 "Apache", both with the primary purpose of being a tank killer.
34. C . 50 Cal. Dummy Shell
Standard caliber for heavy machine guns, typically for defensive positions, and mounted on armor vehicles (A. P. C. ), and tanks (MlAl).
34. D 25mm Dummy Shell M794
34. E M256 Chemical Detection Kit (Training Kit)
This is an example of a M256 Kit, used by U. S. Forces to detect chemical agents. The kits were used especially after artillery attacks.
34. F U. S. A. Combat Vehicles Crewman's Helmet Shell
This "CVC" was worn by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley during post ground assault tank combat operations. It was painted sand brown and was green originally.
The inside communications headgear is missing.
The "CVC" is worn by all combat vehicle crewmen to protect the skull during movements, to block out sound, and to allow for easy radio-communications talk.
34. G Camouflage Netting
35. A Chemical Protection Boots
35. B Iraq Biological-Chemical Protective Rubber Boots
These boots were found by an artillery position in which the gun had been destroyed by coalition air forces. The boots were used by a soldier of the Medina Division of the Republican Guards. Note the Arabic pen writing on them.
These are crude boots that are probably not made with the intent of being bio-chem, protection. They can be slipped over the combat boots and legs.
35. C Iraqi Chemical-Biological Protective Suit
This one -piece, thin plastic cape was the basic issue chemical-biological protection used by the Iraqi Republican Guards. It was folded up to to a 3" by 3" square and carried along with a detoxin kit of needles and chemical detoxins (atropen).
This suit as found folded up next to a pile of abandoned uniforms and equipment that belonged to a Republican Guard's anti-aircraft machine gun crew. It was found south of Al Medina in southeast Iraq.
Note the slightly melted portion of the suit came from drying it by the MlA1 turbine blast so it could be mailed home without mildewing.
36. A Iraq Chemical Protective Gloves
These rubber gloves were found in several piles of abandoned
uniforms and personal pieces of equipment. The variety show how the Iraqis were not well equipped with good, standard chemical protection, one reason why they probably did not use chemical weapons in the war.
These were found by artillery gun positions 2. 5 km. north of Highway 8 and south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq. Many more gloves and other such protective clothing were found nearby as well.
The artillery guns were shot and destroyed by coalition air forces, hence the probable reason the gear was abandoned en masse. This belonged to a Medina Division unit of the Republican Guards.
36. B Iraq Khaki Uniform Pants
These pants were in a pile of abandoned uniforms next to a cache of 105+ min artillery shells stored in a defensive trench under a corrugated tin and sandbag roof.
The pants belonged to a soldier of the Medina Division of the Republican Guards. They were 2 km. 's north of Highway 8 and south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq.
36. C Iraq Green Wool Shirt
This green wool shirt was found next to a Medina Division artillery shell storage bunker. This Republican Guards position was south of A1 Medina in southeast Iraq.
Note the Republican Guard Symbol Tag inside of shirt
This cache of 120+ mm artillery shells were 100mm from an oil well on the Rumaila Oilfield
This vest is worn by tank crew members underneath their chemical protective over-garments, then connected to the gas particulate filter system air blower to keep the crew member cool. It was very effective in decreasing the hot body temperature underneath the CPOG's and Nomex flak vest.
37. A U. S. A. Chemical Protective Over Garment Charcoal lined shirt part of the "ICE" Packs
Packed in early November by C Co to be opened and used in the event of a chemical biological attack
Carried by let. Pete with the C Co executive officer (XO)
37. B U. S. A. Chemical Protective Over Garment Charcoal lined pants part of the "ICE" Packs
Packed in early November by C Co to be opened and used in the event of a chemical biological attack.
38. A U. S. A. Nomex Tank Crewman's Body Suit
This Nomez suit is worn by all tank crewmembers, because it is fireproof and will protect the soldiers in the case of a tank explosion or fire in the crew compartment.
This suit was worn by 2Lt. Michael A. Kelley of Cal, C Co/4-66 AR
The pockets all over the suit were helpful in holding personal items and notes.
The suit is very cool and helps decrease the body heat built up from wearing the chemical protective gear and Nomex Flack jacket.
38. B U. S. A. Nomex Kevlar Flak Vest
This vest was worn by a tank crewman in 3rd Platoon of C Co/466 AR.
The vest is both fire-proof and somewhat bullet-proof. It is worn by all MlA1 tank crew members to protect the middle portion of the body from getting bruised and banged up during movements and to keep a tank explosion from sending shrapnel through the body of the crewman.
38. C Gloves (green and black)
38. D Crew Checklist For Tank, Combat, Full Tracker, M1
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