Patton tank returned to SC Air Force base with fresh paint

South Carolina News

Crane operations contractors carried out a heavy lift and rig operation on an M48 Patton tank in front of Patton Hall, USARCENT headquarters, at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C.

The tank is being returned after a undergoing restoration at the Logistics Readiness Center in Fort Knox, K.Y. where the tank was serviced and re-painted under the oversight of 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A Cold War-era M48 Patton tank has gotten a much-needed makeover and is back outside Patton Hall at a South Carolina Air Force base.

The command historian for U.S. Army Central tells The Post and Courier that the tank had faded over nearly a decade, and was beginning to show rust and other signs that restoration was needed.

The tank was restored at the Logistics Readiness Center in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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