114: Bill McBride’s 1955 U.S. M38A1 Army Jeep
This is my 1955 M38A1 U.S. Army Jeep, entered in 2012 Larimer County Fair Parade on July 28th. Received a letter July 30, 2012 saying : “Congratulations and thank you for exhibiting an Award Winning Entry in the 2012 Larimer County Fair Parade.”
Took this Jeep to the Pearl Harbor WW2 Day of Remembrance on Dec 7th 2012 at Veterans Park and put it on display there with my American Flag flying from the rear end. Had a flag bracket attached there to run Old Glory! The City of Loveland will have a week long celebration for Pearl Harbor every year now!
Horn requires a wooden rod and does not work. Had an electric button put on dash and horn works now.
It was a thrill for the many fans and kids along the parade route to see this U.S. Army Jeep with the American Flag on the back. The theme of the parade was “Red,White, and Blue”.
I wore my Vietnam era fatigues with my Service Medals and the same Cal .45 M1911 pistol that I carried in Vietnam from June 19, 1968 thru June 19, 1969. Served in U.S. Army 1st Logistical Command, ACofS, Ammunition, at Long Binh, Vietnam Tour 365.
- Bill McBride
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