World War II tank donated to Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - A piece of history was unveiled on Texas A&M's campus on Saturday.

Board of Regent Tony Buzbee gifted the university a 32-ton WWII M4A4 Sherman tank.

The tank made international headlines after spending 73 years in France. Buzbee bought it and brought it back to the United States in 2017.

The tank is fully restored and will be used by the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.

"A&M opened the world to me and the Corps of Cadets helped shaped me into the kind of person that I am, so it make me feel really good to make a donation like this. I think the students will appreciate it. I think you can see everyone here thinks it's fun and cool so it's a fitting end," said Tony Buzbee, member of the Texas A&M Board of Regents.

The tank is available for public viewing for the rest of the weekend outside of the Buzbee Leadership Learning Center. After that it'll go to the Museum of the American G.I.