WWII 12th Armored Division veteran recalls driving tank

hellcat 12armorThe Newark Advocate has posted an article about Albert “Pete” Holman, a WWII veteran of the 12th Armored Division.  According to the article the 91-year-old Newark resident still has the driver’s license he received after training, giving him the authority to drive a tank. He has binders and books full of WWII history and memorabilia and enjoys sharing his memories with others.  “I enjoyed some (aspects of the war), but I’m no big hero,” he said. “I just did what they told me to do, but I liked getting to drive a tank.”  Last May, Holman attended Heath’s first Armed Forces Day parade and saw a Sherman tank, just like the one he drove during the war.  It brought back lots of memories, he said.  “It looks big now, but it didn’t look that big when I drove it,” he said. “I think I could still drive one, but my legs might not hold.”

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