Owner: Steve Cook
Manufacturer: AM General
Transmission: 3-speed Automatic
Fuel Cpacity: 25.0 gals
In the 1970s, the United States Army concluded that the militarized civilian trucks (CUCV) in use no longer satisfied their requirements. By 1979, the army drafted final specifications for a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or HMMWV. In July of that year, AM General began preliminary design work, and less than a year later, the first prototype was in testing. In June 1981, the army awarded AM General a contract for development of several more prototype vehicles to be delivered to the government for another series of tests, and the company was later awarded the initial production contract for 55,000 HMMWVs. Humvee’s first saw combat in Operation Just Cause, the U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989.
Total Humvee’s production to date is around 281,000.
Steve purchased this M1097A1 in Unionville, Indiana in late August 2013.
IN HONOR OF:
Colonel Vandervoort’s grandson is a close friend of Steve’s.
Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster