Classic Military Jeeps
Got an old dusty memento of Jeep culture from the past, snapshots of granny and grandpa picnicking in the shade of their CJ-2A, or a relative in uniform with their trusty gas-horse? Scan ’em and send ’em to Sideways, Vintage Edition, firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be proud to share ’em.
This is my grandfather, William “Tattoo” Pool. It was taken sometime in 1945 on the island of Okinawa, Japan. He re-enlisted in the Navy during WWII and was sent over to Okinawa shortly after the initial invasion to work as a medic at the field hospital that was set up just behind the front lines. Since he passed away 27 years ago, I have been working with a military historian at Fort Douglas here in Salt Lake City to get information on where he was and his military history. My dad said they always had a Jeep around when he was growing up. There was always a Jeep around when I was growing up, and now my son has grown up with them. Yeah, it’s a Jeep thing. And I can trace mine all the way back to the front lines. Literally.
South Jordan, UT
I was looking through a scrapbook that my cousin made about my grandfather and came across these photos. Apparently, four-wheeling is in my blood! My grandfather, Harry Arthur Wagner, served in WWII in the European Theater and was at Normandy. These are some photos of him and his buddies with an MB. He passed on in 2006, so he won’t be able to see these in Jp, but I know that the rest of my family would certainly appreciate it if these make it into Sideways.
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