Cool Hand Luke – Sullivan, MO – 1999

Sullivan ordnance blog

Some M115 Howitzers have names, and this one is “Cool Hand Luke.” Luke has called Sullivan, MO home since 1982, but his stay there has not been without controversy.

Over the years Luke fell into disrepair, and some folks thought the members of the VFW hall in Oak Grove, MO would be better equipped to maintain the big gun.

It took a City Council vote of 4-2 in 2010 to keep Luke in Sullivan.

He was restored and then set on a concrete slab in front of Sullivan City Hall in 2011, where he patiently waits for shirtless joggers.

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