Final Military Vehicle Out of Iraq Arrives in Texas

Vehicle to be displayed at Fort Hood

Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 11:52 AM CDT
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Final Military Vehicle Out of Iraq Arrives in Texas

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The final U.S. military vehicle to leave Iraq has reached Texas and will be displayed at Fort Hood.

Crews at the Port of Beaumont on Monday unloaded the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, known as MRAP, from a cargo ship.

A note written in chalk on the heavily-outfitted truck included an Army star and the words "Last Vehicle Out of Iraq."

Battalion Sgt. Maj. Michael Stone confirmed the equipment was the final military vehicle to travel from Iraq to Kuwait, with a photo proving the distinction.

Soldiers from Fort Hood in December were among the last U.S. combat personnel to leave Iraq as the nearly nine-year war ended.

Military officials said the vehicle will be part of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at the Central Texas post.

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