Sunday, December 18, 2011

Welcome Home!

After nearly eight and a half years, 4,500 dead and 30,000 wounded and 1.5 million served in total, welcome home to the troops who are finally leaving Iraq. And though the jeep was phased out in favor of the hummer, the jeep has always been linked with the U.S. fighting forces and in honor of this momentous time, I’d like to present these two pieces of jeep history. The press photo of the MB emerging from the glider is from the archives of the Detroit News dated 1943. Its an example of the forward thinking that the army displayed in its uses of the jeep as military tool. The magazine page is a 1947 post war example of army recruiting. The ad reminds the young men of the day that the regular army serves in both wartime and peace. The youth of the day and today remembered this and served their country and now they are coming home for a well deserved respite. Welcome home! You can view the full sized images by going to their respective albums and other photos and ads. Its still not too late to get your Xmas gifts for the jeep lover in your life, whether they’re t-shirts or tree ornaments, check them out here at the’s online store. Order by 3PM Pacific /6PM Eastern Time for guaranteed delivery by the 24th! Today is the last day!

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