— Brigadier General, U.S. Army Cavalry —Nearby at 805 Madison Street is the birthplace of General Rocken?bach, "Father of the U.S. Army Tank Corps." He began his education in Lynch?burg schools and was honor graduate of Virginia Military Institute in 1889. As first chief of the Army's tank corps in 1917, he pioneered training schools and field or?gani?za?tion for tank warfare in World War 1.
|Placed By||YMI Alumni Chapter and Lynchburg Historical Society|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 664163 N 4142476|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41455000, -79.14493333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.873', W 79° 8.696'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 52.38" N, 79° 8' 41.76" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 8th St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US|
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