Historic vehicle convoy rolls through post

Story and photo by Melissa Buckley
GUIDON staff

A fleet of 12 historic military vehicles made a stop on Fort Leonard Wood during the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s 2014 Show Me Missouri convoy Oct. 14.

The seven-day tour covered 572 miles from Oct. 11 to 17 with Fort Leonard Wood being one of several stops.

Terry Johns has been organizing the convoys for the past five years. He drove the oldest vehicle in the fleet — a 1936 LaSalle staff car.

“It was used to drive the brigadier general around,” said Johns, dressed as a World War II Canadian army brigadier general.

“Ever since I was a little kid, I have been fascinated by the vehicles in old war movies,” Johns said.

When he was planning the Missouri convoy, he said he immediately thought of Fort Leonard Wood.…     Read More...