M5 Anti-Tank 3" Gun Restoration Project
The Wm. F. Martin Post 725 enlisted the help of The Veterans Garage to assist in the refurbishment of the 1943 M5 Anti-Tank 3" (75mm) Anti-Tank Gun that has been proudly displayed in Pioneer Cemetery for over 70 years.
The M5 Gun was in good condition for it's age, but it was time to prepare this Historic Field Artillery Piece for the next generations to appreciate and enjoy. The Gun was removed from it's current location in order to undergo significant cosmetic repairs and improvements. Components that have been lost over time were replaced. Existing layers of paint were removed and two coats of epoxy primer and new paint were professionally applied, to help to preserve the Cannon for many, many years.
The Anti-Tank Gun's Display was also re-designed and completely replaced. The display was moved on-site approximately 40 feet North and turned 90 degrees for better visibility. A new Concrete Pad, Fence, Storyboard and new lighting were installed.
We are honored to have the opportunity to assist the Mokena VFW, The Village of Mokena, and The Mokena Women's Club in creating a meaningful and lasting display dedicated to the Men and Women of the Armed Services.
Click here to go to The Veterans Garage Photo Gallery to see detailed photos of the project or stop by Historic Pioneer Cemetery at the corner of Wolf Road and Denny Street in Mokena to see and learn about this important piece of Military History.
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Re-Enactors from the 9th Infantry Battalion of the WWII Re-enactors Society were on hand to demonstrate the M5 during the 11-11-2017 Veterans Day