F4 Phantom Gets Paint Job

The F4 Phantom jet aircraft that has been situated along South Sixth Street in Marshalltown for some 13 years is receiving spruce up work thanks to volunteers. Spokesman, Jeff Heiden, says the jet aircraft dates all the way back to the year 1963 and flew for three years in the Vietnam War. The F-4 Phantom had been at an Air Force Base in Texas before funds were raised and the plane was disassembled and then trucked up to Marshalltown in 1993. Heiden says it was placed along South Sixth Street for multiple reasons including to get people thinking about the military and military history, and as a tribute to veterans and the many things they have done to maintain freedom in this country. Now as you pass by the jet, it will have a brand new makeover. Donations to the F4 Project can be mailed to American Legion Post #46, PO Box 157 in Marshalltown, Iowa and mark “donation for F4 Phantom Jet. Funds will go to painting and maintaining the jet for years to come.

F4 Phantom. Photo Courtesy: Jeff Heiden

F4 Phantom. Photo Courtesy: Jeff Heiden