Year of the Military Dodge

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MVM named 2019 the “Year of the Military Dodge” and has invited readers to share photos and stories of their trucks.

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MVM named 2019 the “Year of the Military Dodge” and has invited readers to share photos and stories of their military Dodge vehicles.We want to see your military trucks. Send high-resolution photos of your military Dodge for us to share in the magazine, on Facebook, and maybe even in our annual calendar. Send to john.adams-graf@fwmedia.com or mail to: MVM/ YOMD, John Adams-Graf, 901 Fourth St., Suite 50, Hudson, Wisc. 54016

 David J. Dorson shared this photo, writing, “I stopped by the Arizona Hotel on my way home from California after the TMC-09 convoy. The hotel has been closed for quite a few years. During WWII, the building was leased by the Navy to house pilots. They were practicing carrier landings, on some of the flat-topped mesa in the near by desert. The hotel, along with the rest of our country, had ‘gone to War.’”

David J. Dorson shared this photo, writing, “I stopped by the Arizona Hotel on my way home from California after the TMC-09 convoy. The hotel has been closed for quite a few years. During WWII, the building was leased by the Navy to house pilots. They were practicing carrier landings, on some of the flat-topped mesa in the near by desert. The hotel, along with the rest of our country, had ‘gone to War.’”

 Tim Kress’ 1953 M

Tim Kress’ 1953 M

 Ronald L Boltz’s 1952 M37 with AN/GRC-46C.

Ronald L Boltz’s 1952 M37 with AN/GRC-46C.

 Lawrence Thurber wrote, “I am sending in this picture of my son’s 1951 M37 with M101 trailer. Jake purchased the truck from GSA in December 2011. He started the restoration in the spring of 2012. He sourced parts from many suppliers but the majority of the NOS parts came from George Mainieri’s Vermont Commercial Salvage (see MVM no 59, Jan/Feb 1997). George was a great friend and mentor to Jake and his brother, Jon. George passed away in 2015. The brothers continue to work together restoring and maintaining their many military vehicles.”

Lawrence Thurber wrote, “I am sending in this picture of my son’s 1951 M37 with M101 trailer. Jake purchased the truck from GSA in December 2011. He started the restoration in the spring of 2012. He sourced parts from many suppliers but the majority of the NOS parts came from George Mainieri’s Vermont Commercial Salvage (see MVM no 59, Jan/Feb 1997). George was a great friend and mentor to Jake and his brother, Jon. George passed away in 2015. The brothers continue to work together restoring and maintaining their many military vehicles.”