U.S. Army Forces Command

Who Would Win in a Fight - Chuck Norris or a Battle Tank?

May 17, 2019

(Connecting Vets) - Here you see one of the most powerful weapons in the United States' arsenal. Also pictured: An Abrams tank.

Step right up and place your bets -- who would win, Chuck Norris or a tank?


U.S. Army Forces Command


The actor, martial artist and Air Force veteran visited U.S. Army Forces Command on Fort Bragg, N.C. to get up close and personal with an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank.

FORSCOM shared photos of the action star hanging out on the tank, hosted by 1st Cavalry Division's 2-8 CAV, 1ABCT, 1CD and posing with soldiers.

The visit was part of an upcoming documentary series hosted by Norris, FORSCOM said.

Norris, 79, of Ryan, Okla., has starred in multiple military films, including "The Delta Force," where he played a leader of the elite Special Forces squad, and the "Missing in Action" series, set during the Vietnam War about POW/MIA.

In the Air Force, Norris began as an air policeman in 1958 and was stationed on Osan Air Base in South Korea, where he first got the nickname "Chuck" and began his martial arts training. He would later serve as an air policeman at March AFB in California and was discharged in 1962.

Norris has a family history of service. Norris' father, Ray Norris, was a soldier who served in World War II. One of his younger brothers, Wieland Norris, died in Vietnam.


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