Local veteran seeks help restoring World War II tank

By WKTV News

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) -- A local man is on a mission to restore an important part of American history.

A scouting tank from World War II has been sitting outside the American Legion in the City of Rome for over 30 years and is starting to fall apart.

Chris Shaw, who served six years in the U.S. Army, is taking on the $25,000 to $50,000 restoration project with his organization, the United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers.

"A vehicle like this that fought in as great of a war as it did and served as a tool to help us win that war- it should be well preserved and well kept to show future generations what these men had to sacrifice, you know, the tight compartments that we've had to squeeze ourselves into and the horrible conditions we've had to put ourselves in to ensure the freedom of America," said Shaw.

The organization is hoping for donations of paint, tools, money, or anyone who wants to donate their time to help in the actual reconstruction of the tank.

If you would like to help, you can contact Chris Shaw at

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