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AMERICAN LEGION COMMUNITY CENTER, BATH, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA



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Location Category ID:
88692
Address: 278 Race Street, Bath, PA 18014-1037
Telephone: (610) 837-8336
Email:
Opening Times: N/A
Official Website:
Other Links: Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council list of monuments
Latitude, Longitude: 40.72383 , -75.39569
Location Accuracy: 10
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This is the site of the American Legion Community and Bowling Center (Post #470), known as “Eckley E. Patch”, near Bath, PA. In front of the main building there is a small stone obelisk with plaques that state “ERECTED AND DEDICATED BY THE CITIZENS OF BATH IN HONOR OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT IN THE WORLD WAR 1917-1918”. Beside this obelisk there are three stone monuments; the first has the crests of the US. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. The second states “AMERICAN LEGION, FOR GOD AND COUNTRY IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN ALL WARS, ECKLEY E PATCH, POST #470, BATH, PA. ERECTED 1976”. The third lists wars with US involvement from World War I to the Persian Gulf.


1) M60A3 Tank American


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Unique ID: 668
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Other Identification: Serial number “3047A”, previously “6851”. Registration number “JJ051W”, also “JJ0000” nearby. Markings “IR 127” and “IR 256” stamped in right side of glacis, “162” stamped in centre of glacis, and “W667” written in weld metal below left tail light cluster.

This M60A3 is on display outside the Legion post on Route 329/987 through Bath, Northampton. It is mounted on a concrete pad on a corner plot beside the main building. It appears to be in good condition, although it is missing some components such as its smoke grenade launchers, and one of its headlights is broken. Also it has been spray painted in green all over, including on large parts of the tracks and roadwheel tyres.

Two label plates are mounted in front of it; the first gives specifications for the M60A3. The second states: “U.S. ARMY TANK DEDICATION, ECKLEY E. PATCH, AMERICAN LEGION POST #470, BATH, PA. NOVEMBER 17, 1996. DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE VARIOUS BRANCHES OF OUR ARMED FORCES WITH HONOR AND DIGNITY, ESPECIALLY THOSE VETERANS WHO HAVE GIVEN THE SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR THE FREEDOM OF OUR NATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. COMMITTEE DONALD L. WUNDERLER, SR., ARTHUR DIEHL, JR., ANTHONY HOLVA, JERRY SOMMERS.”