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Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, recently began restoration of two M47 Patton tanks at Fort Riley. Assisting with and advising the "Black Knight" Soldiers with the restoration were members from the U.S. Army Brotherhood of Tankers (USABOT) and the Military Vehicle Preservation Society. The M47 was the first tank built after World War II and was in service through the 1950s. The two M47 tanks will also be refurbished and painted. The USABOT has grown from 500 members to 17,000 members within the past four years as they strive for a brotherhood across the world. For more information on the organization, visit the USABOT website.