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Council approves tank for Bong Center

A Vietnam-Cold War era tank now in a parking lot in Spooner could soon have a new home outside the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior.

Superior's City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution supporting the Richard I. Bong American Legion's efforts to bring the surplus M60 A3 tank to Superior.

The tank has been committed to the center for the next 90 days so the organization the opportunity to meet conditions to relocate the tank from Spooner.

The terms that have to be met include getting the Council's support for the tank to be relocated, constructing a display pad and details of the transport plan.

The U.S. Army retains ownership of the tank and will be assigned to the organization.

Council President Dan Olson, business manager for Local Laborers 1091, offered to help with construction of the display pad, in-kind.