Help Preserve Armor and Cavalry History

We are the National Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation (NACHF), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization specifically created to raise funds  to build the National Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia.  This museum will house the national treasures of the US Army Armor and Cavalry Collection, and serve as a fitting memorial to honor the courage and sacrifice of all Armor and Cavalry Soldiers.

Within the Museum we will tell our story.  It is a story told from the saddle of the mounted regiments of the Continental Army, and the turret of M1 tanks thundering across the desert.  A historical saga that embodies the crucible in which courage, leadership, and technology forged the premier mounted force in the world, the United States Cavalry and Armor.  Help us make our story come alive. Donate today and be a part of our incredible journey.

Why should you donate to help build the National Armor and Cavalry Museum?   For the first time since 1949, the collection is not open to the public.  We are happy that the collection has finally been consolidated with preservation and restoration facilities available to maintain the collection, however, no one can visit these historic gems.

Here is more motivation...the US Army Armor collection contains an almost complete and unbroken progression of US, French, and British WWI tanks, interwar US prototypes, and WWII US tanks and other armored vehicles, self-propelled artillery, anti-tank vehicles, amphibious tanks, and so on. Likewise, WWII German and Japanese armored vehicles provide a stark contrast to their US counterparts. Cobra King, an M4 Sherman upgrade, the first tank to lift the siege at Bastogne, and ended up at Hammelburg where it was disabled during Task Force Baum’s ill-fated attempt to rescue Patton’s son-in-law at the Hammelburg POW lager.Two German Tiger tanks grace the collection, one from North Africa in 1943 and a King Tiger from the Battle of the Bulge and captured in December 1944. The Army’s collection of vehicles includes a Korean War era Sherman tank, the M-26 Pershing tank, as well as, tanks and armored vehicles of the mid-to-late Cold War era: the M-48’s, M113’s, M114’s, M551 Sheridans, M-60’s, the MBT-70 and M1 Abrams tank and its cavalry and infantry variants of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Cold War Soviet armored vehicles also are in abundance, relics of the Arab-Israeli conflicts, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

A portion of the US Army Armor and Cavalry collection is on display in the  Armor and Cavalry Gallery in the National Infantry Museum.   You can also
take a tour of Pattons' Park which displays nine armored vehicles representing WWII-Desert Storm.   The vehicles on display are the M4 Sherman, M26 Pershing, M48, M60A3, M1 Abrams, M3 Bradley, M113 ACAV, M114 and the M551 Sheridan.  This is an open air walking trail located just outside the Fort Benning, GA entry gate on Benning Blvd (future site of the National Armor and Cavalry Museum and adjacent to the National Infantry Museum). The main collection is in a restoration and storage facility and is not opened to the public.

The National Armor and Cavalry Museum will be a multi-dimensional, state-of-the-art museum which will chronicle the spirit, elan, and history of the two branches that combined over the last two centuries to give the US Army the mobility, shock, and firepower of the Combat Arm of Decision.

Without your help, our history may fade away.  Donate today!  All donations are tax deductible!


Donations

  • Tim Teague 
    • $50 
    • 12 mos
  • Adam Stayton 
    • $128 
    • 12 mos
  • Thomas Webb 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Chris Ann Ferguson 
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
  • Alan Lewis 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
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Organizer

Ricky Young 
Organizer
Columbus, GA
National Armor And Cavalry Heritage Foundation Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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