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If you hear the sounds of a tank rumbling or roaring, Chaffee County isn’t being invaded, it’s getting some historic weaponry.

After waiting for 11 years, the town of Poncha Springs announced on Friday that it has been awarded its tank. The vehicle is a M41 Walker Bulldog Tank from the U.S. Army TACOM.

A M41 Walker Bulldog Tank. Photo courtesy of the FD Museum.

The M41 Walker Bulldog Tank served in both the Vietnam and Korean wars.

It will be delivered at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning Nov. 6, at the Poncha Springs Welcome Center, on the corner of U.S. 285 and U.S. 50 in Poncha Springs.

Its new home will be on the concrete pad located at the Welcome Center next to the Veterans Memorial.

The town of Poncha Springs is giving ” a HUGE shout out and thank you” to all those who donated materials, their time, and their services:

  • ACA Products Inc.
  • Franco Stucco & Concrete
  • Hylton Lumber Co.
  • Lowry Contracting Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Crane Services Inc.
  • Town of Buena Vista
  • Town of Poncha Springs