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Silicon Valley tank collection heading east

November 10, 2013 • Business

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Jerry Rivard, a mechanic with the Collings Foundation, sits inside a Saladin tank from the United Kingdom at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Administrators of an extensive historic military vehicle collection housed in the hills above the Silicon Valley planned to mark Veteran’s Day by signing over their tanks, missile launchers, self-propelled guns and historic firearms to a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that preserves and displays the machines that helped build the world and helped keep it free. The tank pictured will not be one of the tanks moved to Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Silicon Valley engineer who amassed one of the nation’s most extensive historic military vehicle collections is giving the tanks, missile launchers and armored vehicles to a Massachusetts-based museum that will preserve and display some of them.

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