Remembering a WWII Willis Jeep

Remembering a WWII Willis Jeep

 

As time passes and another Memorial Day is here I often think of my Father who proudly served in WWII. His service included fighting what is known as the "Battle of the Bulge". He often spoke about a Willis Jeep he drove in the forest in Ardennes Offensive and about the cold wet winner of 1944.  It is through the endurance and determination to win that these solders were able to win the battle on the European front and once again secure American freedom from foreign aggression. He credited this Jeep with having the ability and strength to provide a means of transportation in all conditions. It went where they drove it.

My memories are of the Army Surplus Jeep he purchased in late 1950's. This jeep had served in the war at an unknown location to us, but we knew from the battle scars on the finders and doors it had been through combat and survived. We drove that Jeep another 15 years before he sold it. It still carried those scars, but was ready to go when we were. I remember it well and in the back of my mind it is still running somewhere today

Fast Forward to Today

Jeep is celebrating the 1941 Willys MB 4X4 with very special 75th anniversary editions that includes the 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition. It is an embodiment of that famous Jeep by keeping with the authenticity of that original icon, Sporting Sarge green paint this special edition has premium 17-inch wheels with low gloss bronze paint and Goodyear all-season tires. The 75th Anniversary edition is accented with 75th Anniversary Edition badges to accent the Jeep Wrangler and identify it as one of a limited number being produced..

 

The Jeep brand is accented in bronze on the front grill, headlamp rings along with the front and rear bumpers. To commemorate how the hood on the original Jeep the 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition has a specially designed power dome hood. Many battles were planned and lives were saved on the hood of that original jeep.

Ready for Exploration

Equipped with Command-Trac? 4X4 System, available electronic rear locker system, heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks, this Trail-Rated? Jeep is ready for excitement and exploring any off-road location or just for a weekend in the country. Available from Hoyte Dodge. We are located at 2300 North Sam Rayburn Freeway in Sherman Texas. We may be contacted by calling 866-445-8510 or visit us on the web at Hoyte Dodge for a complete listing of current bargains on New Jeeps and Used Jeeps. You can like us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest, or follow us on Twitter.

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