Posted by Paul Cook [220.127.116.11] on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 at 11:32:12 :
I grew up with rationing, blackouts, scrap drives, war bonds, and victory gardens. Everyone in the country shared and conformed to a unique way of life that was altered to suit the War. The magnitude of this did not occur in WWI and has not happened since WWII.
Similarly, our WWII trucks are unique to that specific period of our history. When I drive my WC-21 or WC-52 in a parade or display them at community events, folks come up to me and recall loved ones who served in the Army and rode in a truck like mine. There are very few Veterans remaining who can talk of when they rode in one.
I am the caretaker of my WWII trucks - not the owner. They belong to those who rode in them or marched beside them. They belong to those who were treated for their wounds, or died from them while being carried back from the front lines. Those veterans own the memories of these trucks.
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