From:  Steve Wiltsie

     Date:  August 26, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

The jeep at Det 5 had "Music Power" in block letters on the panel under the windshield.  Just a thought.

Steve Wiltsie


    From:  Bob Young

     Date:  May 18, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Hello All, 
I recently purchased an M151A2 jeep. 
As part of the restoration, I want to include the AFVN/MACV markings. 
Anyone have any photos of any of our “family cars” from back in the day?

Thanks. 
Bob Young

    From:  Frank Rogers

     Date:  August 26, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

Bob,

You get behind the wheel, but do you drive it and what reaction do you get, especially from the police re the weapons?  I'd love to have one, too.

Frank.


    From:  Ron Turner

     Date:  May 20, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Jim, you may have missed that it is not my photo - having said that, my first mental reaction to the photo was "Pleiku."  No idea why.  No AFVN badges are in evidence and the the SFC's name doesn't appear on the roster.  In short, beats me.  

Regards, Ron

    From:  Paul Kasper

     Date:  May 19, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Jack Holsomback sent this one.  Look under the windshield.  

    From:  Tim Bodle

     Date:  August 26, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

It looks great!  Where would one get one of these to fix up?  What would it cost?


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    From:  Ron Turner

     Date:  May 19, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

MikeJ

My recall may be partially in error, but here it is.  Some of our assigned vehicles had a bumper marking that was made up by a "DOD xxxx"  number, others had "DOD AFVN xxxx". The majority of the vehicles drawn from the MACV motor pool had a MACV xxxx number. The Engineering van was one of the latter. I suspect the dedicated Jeeps with the DOD numbers were stolen (Jeeps that did not have their steering wheel secured) and after marking conversion, became AFVN vehicles - while this may not have been completley true, it certainly was certainly partially true. I'm only commenting on the Saigon Station. 
True vehicle story:  Det 2 apparently had a very close relationship with the serving motor pool.  I was in Saigon and CWO MacDonald called me from Da Nang and told me to immediately join him there.  I grabbed a couple of things and got on a Caribou flight to DaNang. An LTC, I forget the branch, was sort of chatting me up and offered a ride to my unit when his Jeep got there, he made a point that it was "his Jeep" - I don't believe I had id'd the unit I was going to.  I told him no problem someone was picking me up.  While we were both outside and waiting an all black limo drove up, stopped, and  the driver (an SP5) got out an opened the rear door for me - the LTC had the strangest look on his face. It would appear that Det 2 had a more than casual influence over their serviing motor pool.  This would have occurred in the late fall of 71.  

Regards, Ron

   From:  Roy Burnette

     Date:  August 25, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

Awesome!


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As received from Paul Kasper.  (Left hand drive jeep?)

    From:  Michael Miller

     Date:  August 25, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

Really nice.  Brings back lots of memories just looking at it.


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    From:  Jim White

     Date:  May 19, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Bob, 
AFVNVETS.NET has a number of photos showing various jeeps with various logos.  Of course, you may have to go through several thousand photos to find them....  As a start, go through the AFVN Organization and the AFVN Photos and Stories pages.

Jim W

AFVN Group Conversations

    From:  Jim White

     Date:  May 19, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Ron, 
Can you identify this picture as to where, when or who?  If not, I may have to start a new category called "Photos--Who the H*** knows?" 
Jim

Jeep Markings and Restoration

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    From:  Ron Turner

     Date:  May 20, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Jim, you may have missed that it is not my photo - having said that, my first mental reaction to the photo was "Pleiku."  No idea why.  No AFVN badges are in evidence and the the SFC's name doesn't appear on the roster.  In short, beats me.  

Regards, Ron

    From:  Bob Young

     Date:  August 25, 2015

Subject:  Restoration

I want to thank everyone for the jeep photos.  Here are some pictures of the result of the restoration of my M151A2.  On the hood is my branch of service and my service number.  On the bumpers is Military Assistance Command Vietnam and American Forces Vietnam Network.  Looks and runs great!!  Lots of memories begin to flow when I get behind the wheel, which I do just about every day! 
Bob Young, SSgt, USAF AFVN 1969-1971

    From:  Bob Young

     Date:  May 18, 2015

Subject:  Jeep Markings

Bob, is this what you're looking for? 
MikeJ