My stepson Ken Champion and a group of men and boys from his church in the Kennesaw area recently came to Columbus to see the new IMAX documentary, D-Day, at the Patriot Park IMAX and tour the museum. I gladly joined them to see the movie again because it’s one that you can enjoy more than once.
When we toured the museum, I was very pleased to see an exhibit I hadn’t seen before, the relatively new Gallery of the Armor and Cavalry.
Before there were tanks, trucks, and jeeps, there were horses, and that’s represented in the gallery.
Tanks came on the scene during World War I. That’s repesented by a WW I French Renault that was unearthed in Afghanistan.
You can learn all about how that happened and see other tanks and artifacts that show the evolution of the U.S. Army’s Armor branch. Since Fort Benning is now the home of not only the Infantry School, but also the Armor School, which moved from Frot Knox to Fort Benning in 2011, the National Infanttry Museum added this gallery which will display armor artifacts until money can be raised for a seperate building for the National Armor Museum.