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Restored MCLB vehicles destined for new museum

Jody Nesbitt (Left) hands off the equipment to museum curator Kater Miller Jody Nesbitt (Left) hands off the equipment to museum curator Kater Miller
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Two mighty war machines are among several items restored at the Marine Depot Maintenance Command at the Marine Corps Logistics Base, and handed off to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Among the equipment the Corps’ National Museum will be receiving is an M60A1 Main Battle Tank; an M198 Howitzer; an Assault Amphibious Vehicle; and a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee.

The hand-off of the restored historical artifacts happened at a ceremony in front of Building 2200, on Thursday, January 7.

Jody Nesbitt of the Marine Depot Maintenance Command has been in charge of the year-long project, and handed off the equipment to museum curator Kater Miller.

The equipment is headed to the historical museum of the U.S. Marine Corps, to be permanently displayed.  The National Museum of the Marine Corps is located in Triangle, Virginia near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

The museum will be completed next year, and part of the building will be constructed around the armored vehicles.

Marine Corps Logistics Command is the parent command of MDMC.

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