BINGHAMTON--Members of the 204th Engineer Battalion install a M-728 Combat Engineer Vehicle in front of the Binghamton Armory on Sept. 24, 2014. The vehicle--used by combat engineers during the Cold War--was placed in front of the building as part of the New York State Military Museum’s effort to install displays of equipment and artifacts which tell the stories of specific units, the National Guard or the Army in general.
Based on the M-60A1 tank the CEV could clear obstacles with its dozer blade or winch, or dig armored fighting vehicle positions while under fire. The 165 millimeter demolition gun could destroy a bunker or obstacle or be used to dig an instant hole in a road to delay enemy vehicles.Staff Sgt. Jason Hibbard from the 1156th Engineer Company, Staff Sgt. Robert Jayne and Master Sgt. Ethan Lynch from Headquarters and Headquarters Co. 204th Engineer Battalion and 1st Sgt. James Mahoney from the Forward Support Company, 204th Engineer Battalion, worked to put the display vehicle in place.