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Published: Sunday, 6/22/2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Photo of WWII Jeep stirs memory

World War II veteran and Jeep retiree Lupe Flores, right, checks out the restored Jeep at Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex last month. World War II veteran and Jeep retiree Lupe Flores, right, checks out the restored Jeep at Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex last month.
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I enjoyed looking at the photo of the Jeep in May 24’s Blade (“WWII vehicle made here marks holiday; 1942 Willys MB is at Chrysler plant”). It’s exactly like the one I rode in once a week during my three-year tour of duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps in England in World War II.

I could not drive the Jeep because my job of delivering high-level correspondence did not include driving. The drivers’ job did not include handling papers. So off I went every week, sitting in the backseat until we were out of sight of the base. Then I got in the front seat beside the driver.

ALBERT HAMMER

Sylvania Township



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