By Sgt. 1st Class Mark F. OunanJuly 29, 2009
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.
We're determined. Today we started out strong.
Harry decided that the car was just going to work and that's all there is to it. And sure enough, we had no problems in the morning. The car pulled all the big hills and even stopped when I asked it to. Everyone is excited to see the car running well.
After lunch in Sacramento, we drove on a section of the original Lincoln Highway from 1913. The cement was very old and overgrown, but there were lots of people sitting along the side of the road to watch us.
We pulled into Stockton triumphant - the car ran great all day and I think we finally found the problem and fixed it.
Tomorrow is the last day of the convoy. We will pull into San Francisco and the Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway and the little Dodge will have made it the whole way!