Vietnam veteran reconditions old Jeep wagon into Korean War-era ambulance to rally fellow veterans at events and motorcades.
Owner: Jeff Smith, Seattle
Occupation: Retired, disabled Vietnam veteran
Car’s make and model: 1951 Willys Overland Jeep Station Wagon
“I love my car because … this wagon was originally a Willys Woodie style. In honor of our Korean War veterans I restored it as a U.S. Army-style Korean War-era litter carrier/ambulance. As a supporter of the Missing in America Project, I take the vehicle to fund-raising events, and it is also part of motorcades that accompany combat-veteran motorcycle groups that escort veterans’ remains to final rest at the National Cemetery. The “Willys” is pictured at the American Heroes Air Show at Boeing Field.’’
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