During World War I, the U.S. Army
needed a fast, lightweight all-terrain vehicle. In 1940, the Army called
on the automotive companies to create a working prototype (fitting army
specifications) in forty-nine days. Willy’s Truck Company was the first
company to create the right prototype. The new vehicle was nicknamed “the
Jeep.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America could not have won
World War II without it.
Jeep History (see part
2 as well)
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