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Old M-41 tank finds new home in cemetery

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 2:10 am

Contractors from Martin Inc. spent more than an hour on Friday moving a Vietnam War-era M-41 Walker Bulldog tank from Carroll Road, at the edge of Riverview Cemetery, to its position as the focal point of a section of the cemetery devoted to veterans.

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, which owns the cemetery, acquired the tank, which had been displayed at Johnny Appleseed Park. A contingent of Indiana Freedom Riders accompanied the tank from the park to the cemetery, at Carroll and Madden roads in northwestern Allen County.

The tank will be formally rededicated in its new location in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the cemetery.