21st Infantry Regiment

The soldiers of the 21st both past and present are known as “Gimlets.” According to the regimental history, the Gimlet nickname traces its roots to the inter-service athletics of the early 1920s.

M113 (Armored Personnel Carrier)

The M113, measuring 15 feet, 11 inches long, 8 feet, 10 inches wide, and 8 feet, 2 inches in height, and weighing just over twelve tons, could carry eleven fully equipped soldiers and a crew of two (driver and track commander).

Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts

Camp Myles Standish was just one of many Army bases located in the Boston area. BPOE was the site where troops were actually put on board troop ships and sent off to the war zones.