Saving Willie the Whale

From the Fort Lee Traveller comes this story about the moving and planned restoration of an LVT-4 amtrak formerly stored at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

5696b7279ea6b.imageFORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 14, 2016) — An amphibious assault vehicle that symbolized the Marine presence at the Ordnance School when it was located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has made its way back to the Devil Dogs.

Dubbed “Willie the Whale,” the LVT-4 was moved here from Anniston Army Depot, Ala., in September 2015 but currently sits in the high bay of Randolph Hall, a Marine training facility located on the Ordnance Campus.

Claire Samuelson, museum director, Ordnance Corps Training and Heritage Center, said Willie, which welcomed thousands of Marines to the Marine barracks at Aberdeen, is undergoing some minor cosmetic work courtesy of Marines enrolled in courses at Randolph.

Full Article here

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