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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2006 12:00 pm | Updated: 3:16 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Robert Nathan

Killeen Daily Herald

HARKER HEIGHTS – Two residents will make a presentation to the City Council at Tuesday's meeting regarding the recent approval to have a tank displayed between the Recreation Center and City Hall.

The resolution to transfer an Army tank from Fort Hood to Harker Heights was approved June 13. III Corps will donate an M60A3TTS tank, and the city will be responsible for maintaining it.

The two residents said they respect the council's decision, but want to provide information on the display of military equipment on city property. They said they are not making their presentation based on their being for or against having the tank; they just want to inform the council on the responsibilities that come with displaying the tank.

The donation of the tank was in recognition of the long-standing support that the community has provided to III Corps and its assigned units. The commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, requested the transfer of the tank. The vehicle will serve as a visible symbol of the partnership among III Corps, the city and the Army.

City staff members recommended that the tank be displayed between the Harker Heights Recreation Center and City Hall. The display will be landscaped with trees and shrubs, as well as other ornamental fixtures.

Contact Robert Nathan at ranathan@kdhnews.com

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