M4A2 Sherman tank moved to Chillicothe OH

chillicothe tankThe Chillicothe Gazette is reporting that WW2 era Sherman tank is being moved from it’s current location at Amvets Post 89 in Columbus OH to a new home at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Forrest E Everhart Memorial Golf Course.  According to the article:

“It’s been eight months that we’ve been trying to get this tank and it’s been a lot of paperwork. We’ve been in competition with a lot of other agencies for the tank but it was appropriate we received it because of the history here,” said Dennis Simpson, Veterans in Transition, Inc., president.

“We had a lot going for us with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center being here, the golf course being here and Chillicothe being the site of Camp Sherman. We’re very proud to have it,” he added.

The article notes that:

While the bottom of the tank has reportedly rusted out and the parts needed to drive the tank were removed after it was taken for a joy ride in Columbus, the tank still maintains it’s main gun, several smaller caliber guns, a functioning drivers hatch and antenna.

The Veterans in Transition, Inc., group plans on placing the tank next to the Starter House on a concrete slab and hope to paint and rehab it before holding a dedication ceremony for it next spring.

A very nice photo gallery of this particular tank is available for viewing at this gallery belonging to Paul and Loren Hannah.

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