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Korean War veteran Don Van Renterghem, right, meets with Ret. Brigadier Gen. Creighton W. Abrams at Findlay’s AMVETS Post 21 on Thursday. Abrams, now the executive director of the Army Historical Foundation, was in Findlay to meet with Marathon Petroleum Corp. executives as he seeks corporate sponsorship for the National Museum of the United States Army. Van Renterghem, a Marathon retiree who often speaks to groups about the museum, helped arrange the meeting. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. military that does not have its own museum. Fundraising has been underway for several years, with $81 million pledged toward the $175 million cost. The museum will be built near Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Abrams is the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, former Army chief of staff and commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War, for whom the M1 Abrams Tank is named. The tank is manufactured at the Lima Army Tank Plant. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

Korean War veteran Don Van Renterghem, right, meets with Ret. Brigadier Gen. Creighton W. Abrams at Findlay’s AMVETS Post 21 on Thursday. Abrams, now the executive director of the Army Historical Foundation, was in Findlay to meet with Marathon Petroleum Corp. executives as he seeks corporate sponsorship for the National Museum of the United States Army. Van Renterghem, a Marathon retiree who often speaks to groups about the museum, helped arrange the meeting. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. military that does not have its own museum. Fundraising has been underway for several years, with $81 million pledged toward the $175 million cost. The museum will be built near Fort Belvoir in Virginia. Abrams is the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, former Army chief of staff and commander of U.S. military forces in the Vietnam War, for whom the M1 Abrams Tank is named. The tank is manufactured at the Lima Army Tank Plant. (Photo by Randy Roberts)

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