Fort Hood, Texas: Last Vehicle Out of Iraq

On December 18, 2011, this bomb-hardened MRAP was the last vehicle in the last American military convoy to cross the border from Iraq into Kuwait. Displayed outdoors at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum.

1st Cavalry Division Museum

Fort Hood, TX
On the grounds of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum. Take US Hwy 190 to Killeen, then exit at the Fort Hood main gate. Just before you reach the gate, stop at the Visitor Center on the right to get a pass to visit the Museum. Proof of insurance and a photo ID required. The Visitor Center will provide directions to the Museum; the Vehicle is on its grounds, displayed on the southeast corner of 56th St. and Battalion Ave.
Museum M-F 9-4, Sa 10-4, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Last Vehicle Out of Iraq.

Last Vehicle Out of Iraq

This is not the only vehicle on display; there are also monuments and benches to reflect on those who gave all. Great history on display.

[Chris Hughes, 09/13/2014]

Last Vehicle Out of Iraq.

Last Vehicle Out of Iraq

Among the dozens of trucks, tanks, big guns, and aircraft displayed outside the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, the Last Vehicle Out of Iraq was given a special welcome and place of honor (on a street corner) in July 2012. It's an otherwise unspectacular MRAP, which was a truck designed to survive the home-built land mines in Iraq that had been blowing up America's Humvees.

Just before dawn on December 18, 2011, this particular MRAP was the last vehicle in the last American military convoy to cross the border from Iraq into Kuwait, officially ending the war (at least for American vehicles) begun eight years earlier. Someone painted "Last Vehicle Out of Iraq" on its side, along with the date and an Army star.

It's an odd kind of war artifact, and can be viewed simultaneously as a symbol of "Mission Accomplished," or "Thank God We Finally Got Out of There."

[ Team, 09/02/2012]

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