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Historc military vehicle convoy stops in Kingman

Thousands brave blustery winds to attend

 

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KINGMAN – Leave it to Kingman to provide the Military Vehicle Preservation Association with its largest turnout in the group’s 2017 Route 66 Highway Convoy that rolled into town Monday afternoon.

 

Thousands of people, many of them veterans and all of them patriots attended the event.

Convoy Commander Dan McCluskey told The Standard that the group has been well received everywhere it has stopped since leaving Chicago Sept. 16.

“We really appreciate it,” he said.

Not every city has been accommodating, unfortunately.

McCluskey said the city of Santa Monica, where Route 66 ends, refused to allow the group to stop in the city.

“They told us if we gave them $10,000 we could rent a parking lot for two hours to perform our closing ceremony,” he said. “So we’ll wave as we drive through and stop in San Pedro.”

Kingman resident and association member Paul De Nubilo organized the stop in Kingman and he was widely heralded for his efforts.

 

Photographs by Doug McMurdo/The Standard

 

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Youngsters and their adult chaperones walked from the Boys & Girls Club to Veterans Park to take in the Miltary Vehicle Preservation Association's convoy Monday. They were thrilled, as these images illustrate.

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The young and the old and everyone in between showed up for Monday's convoy. Among the attendees were a World War II WAC, Korean veterans and many veterans of the Vietnam War.

 

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Jack Johnson and Carisa Carrol of the Young Marines stand for a photograph. The two would later present the colors during a ceremony at Veterans Park.

 

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Veterans were well represented Monday, including these two men.

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A ceremony was held at Veterans Park before members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association headed to Southside Park, where they spent the night before heading toward California and the conclusion of the 2017 Route 66 Highway Convoy. The last time the convoy visited Kingman was 39 years ago.

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