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Last MRAP to Serve in Iraq Heads Home

Here you have it. This photo shows the last MRAP to be shipped home after serving in the Iraq war. This particular MRAP is a Caiman PLus model and it drove out of Iraq on Dec. 18, 2011 as the last U.S. troops were leaving the country. She's now en route back to the states after being loaded aboard the freighter OCean Crescent. Once stateside, the armored truck will take up residence at the 1st Cavalry Division museum at Fort Hood, Tx.

One has to wonder if this will be the end of an era? Will the military, now focused on cost cutting and pivoting towards operations in the Pacific theater, have a use for the trucks that came to be a symbol of the Iraq war?

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