TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Soldiers who served in the National Guard in recent decades have a new chance to look back on their time in service.
A restored M-901 "Hammerhead" armored vehicle arrived at the Ithaca New York State Armory Wednesday. The missile launching vehicle was used primarily to take out tanks in the 80s and 90s.
The M-901 allowed its four man crew to travel with infantry and armor units, stop, erect the launcher and fire two missiles without exposing themselves. It's something national guardsmen serving in the Ithaca area used during active duty and now the decommissioned TOW vehicle will serve as a reminder of their service.
"Esprit de corps. Guys see what they used to use and they like to look at them. So here it's a memorial piece and it just gives guys some time to reflect on equipment they have used," said SFC Stephen Cleveland.
Visitors are welcome to come by the armory on Hanshaw Road and take a look at the piece of history.