As tension escalates with North Korea, a symbolic relic from an earlier conflict arrived in Cumberland County Tuesday. A tank from the Korean War is going on display at the Carlisle Barracks. The 8th Ranger Company painted a tiger pattern on it to look more intimidating during the war. The Korean War peace treaty was signed 60 years ago and the army hopes the tank will be an important reminder of those who served the country.
“It’s important for people to see artifacts like this to remind them that we as a nation have done a lot around the world to secure the peace for other people and it also goes back to the veterans and that there’s actually stories and people associated with that, those struggles we’ve been a part of as a nation,” says Lt. Col. Chris Leljedal with the U.S. Army Heritage Education Center.
The individual stories will be included on signs around the tank. It’s part of a larger exhibit right off Interstate 81 at the Heritage Education Center in Carlisle. They’re open 7 days a week and it’s free.