A delightful history of the Willys Jeep written in verse. Set in WWII, this is the story of Willis the Jeep and his soldier counterpart Joe as they tend to the chores of freedom. It covers the Willys Jeep's production history, trials against the horse cavalry at Fort Riley, Kansas and the Jeep's ultimate replacement of the US horse cavalry as couriers and scouts in wartime. Willis the Jeep is a loving tribute that honors how the Willys Jeep changed the military.
Bob Collins is an ex-buffalo hunter and cowpuncher living in South Texas. He has participated in the July 4th rodeo at Field Store, Texas, which is held for the benefit of the Lutheran Ladies Auxiliary Cemetery Association. The rodeo has been sponsored by the Association since 1899. On most afternoons, you can find him eating lunch at Slovacek's Meat Market (and Exxon station) in Snook, Texas. He writes when the work is done for the day, enjoys a good cigar when he can afford it, and a long pull on a Budweiser beer.