Several members of PVCC ventured to the Ropkey Armor Museum near Crawfordville for the PVCC field trip on Sept. 13. The museum contains a large collection of military vehicles dating to WWI. The collection of tanks is impressive, particularly how they have been restored to like-new condition. Howitzers, single engine planes, trucks and other memorabilia are housed in a modern indoor facility. This collection is due to the vision and diligent work of Fred Ropkey. Fred had an interest in military artifacts since childhood. He served as a tank platoon leader from 1949-1955 with the US Marine Corps. The mission of the museum is to preserve our military heritage for generations to come. The grounds and surrounding country side are very photogenic.