Retired towed artillery piece to find new home in War Memorial Park

Ponca City Now - June 25, 2019 10:58 am

A Japanese Mountain Gun will move from the former home of the American Legion Post 14 on South Avenue to War Memorial Park at Fifth Street and Highland Avenue.

City Commissioners voted Monday night to “adopt” a retired Japanese Mountain Gun from the United States Army Donation Program.

The retired towed artillery piece, which has been held at The American Legion Huff-Monor, Oklahoma Post 14, will be added to War Memorial Park at Fifth Street and Highland Avenue, City Parks and Recreation Director Eric Newell said.

The wheels of the gun will be repaired by a wheelsmith in the Perry area, Newell said.

Parks and Recreation staff will accept responsibility for the gun and other monuments and move them to War Memorial Park, and pay for a concrete pad, transportation and repairs.

Newell said the city also will submit an annual certification to the Army Donation Program on the care and status of the weapon.


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