From WWII to Today: A Veteran and His Restored Jeep

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From WWII to Today: A Veteran and His Restored Jeep

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Don Foran, 91, a retired civil engineer and World War II veteran from Amarillo, Texas, on his 1942 Willys Jeep, as told to A.J. Baime.

In 1944, I was a soldier assigned to the 687th Field Artillery Battalion. The Army needed Jeep drivers, so I volunteered. The Jeep was first built for World War II. It had four-wheel drive and made our Army mobile in a way it had not been before. As the saying went at the time, “It’s as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule and as agile as a goat.” Willys built 362,894 Jeeps. Ford built…

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