GARTFORVETS Willys M38 Build
Scott Montefusco served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and has never forgotten his service to our country. Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Scott served and retired as an FBI agent after 25 years of service. Following federal service, Scott has been active in veterans’ organizations and has befriended many aging heroes. He has always sought to promote all that is great about the United States and those who have served all of us, and has sought to inspire young people to share in his love for our nation’s great history. He has continued to serve our country in many capacities. Scott has been dedicated to keeping memories alive of those whose sacrifices have continued to keep this country free and great.
The Captain has restored a 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep. The M38 was hand built by The Captain and readied for the Great American Road Trip by the Gartforvets support team. The first 12 month phase of the 14 month Jeep campaign promoting and raising funds has begun and will run beween May 20, 2022 and May 20, 2023. There will be events all over Utah during 2022. The second phase and Main national event and road trip will then begin when Scott departs from San Francisco on May 23, 2023 and starts heading through the heartland of America. The trip will conclude in New York City on July 26, 2023 after 63 days on the road. There will be organized fundraising stops all the way across the country, so that veterans and young people alike will have a chance to see the restored Jeep and talk about America. Stops and events being considered are Veterans’ posts (VFWs, American Legions and Marine Corps League posts, corporate sponsor locations, and historical parks and museums. Corporate sponsored fundraising auctions will be held at all events along the way. At the final event in New York City, The Captain will donate auction his Jeep off for the cause… Semper Fidelis!
Kaiser Willys Jeep Blog Story – Captain Scott Montefusco
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