When the United States became involved in World War II, Willys-Overland Motors and Ford Motor Company won a government contract to produce the military’s first general purpose vehicle. The result would soon become known as Jeep. The little workhorse won the hearts and rattled the teeth of most every solider that had a chance to ride in one, and single-handedly created the post-war concept that off-roading could be a leisure activity. In honor of Veterans Day, take a few minutes to appreciate the autobiographical story of how the instant American icon came to be, narrated by none other than Jeep himself.
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