Marietta, Georgia, resident George Adler visited the 6th Cavalry Museum in 2018. Adler served in the Army, achieving the rank of Sgt. E-5 tank commander in the 2/5 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, from 1975 to 1978.
The museum's M-47 Patton tank caught his attention and after meeting with the museum board of directors, his plan of work to restore the tank, inside and out, was enthusiastically accepted.
He began the huge restoration project in May 2019 and has put in more than 300 hours, Executive Director Chris McKeever said.
"When George asked about restoring the tank and showed me his credentials and experience gained working on restoring a WWII airplane, I knew he was serious and would do an excellent job," McKeever said. "We are so fortunate to have him restoring the tank and serving on the museum board."