Samuel D. Rockenbach

Samuel D. Rockenbach (HMVCF)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.873', W 79° 8.696'

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— 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.
Marker NumberQ-6-18
Year Placed1978
Placed ByYMI Alumni Chapter and Lynchburg Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 4:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664163 N 4142476
Decimal Degrees37.41455000, -79.14493333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.873', W 79° 8.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 52.38" N, 79° 8' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 8th St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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