<i>The following was written by Sgt. 1st Class Mark F. Ounan, an Active/ Guard infantry Soldier currently assigned to the 324th Military Police Btn., Chambersburg, Pa. Ounan is also the only current Soldier and Military Vehicle Preservation Association member taking place in the 2009 MVPA Convoy. Here's an exert from the journal he's keeping as he travels cross-country.</i>

We left Gretna, Neb., this morning and continued on the Lincoln Highway toward Schuyler, Neb. Along the route we made a stop at the Hormel Factory, Fremont, Neb. There we were presented with 20 cases of Spam as well as official Spamgear hats.

We then continued on to Schuyler, Neb., for our lunch stop, and finally to Grand Island, Neb.

We were hosted by the Grand Island Veteran's Home there. This was a real treat because we were able to park our vehicles on the grounds close enough so that residents, many of whom were in wheelchairs, all came out and reminisced with us about driving these classic kinds of military vehicles.

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