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    Patton M60 Tank, Canisteo, New York

    I can see that it is a parade tank. It has rubber inserts in the tracks to protect pavement. That big G must be a regimental emblem. What does it signify?
    Here is its story http://www.canisteo.org/americanlegion/tank.html.
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    Could be G for George Patton. He had 4 stars.
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    _____/ORD Hazardous Ordnance Recognition
    ________Saving Lives Through Education

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    The G in the shield is the foundry symbol for General Steel. It appears on many tank castings on Sherman, Pershing and Pattons as well as numerous other things. If you do the Harry Potter Studio tour at Leavesden, you will find it on the Hogwarts Express carriage bogie castings too!

    Rubber pads are standard for M60.

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    general steel advert

    saw this in army ordnance magazine dated 1942
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