From the Vault: College Fraternity buys Sherman Tank circa 1957

While browsing through some old newspaper articles, we stumbled across this amusing headline from the Reading Eagle, Dec 22, 1957, “College boys Buy 33-Ton Sherman Tank.”  The article states that a fraternity in Madison WI, some of whom were Korean War veterans, bought the tank for approximately $600 in a scrap auction.  Considering what an operational Sherman tank is worth these days (well into six figures), $600 seems like quite a good investment.

College boys buy Sherman Tank

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