An Army publicity officer preceded the convoy, lining up places to stop and publicizing the event.
Another goal of the convoy was to determine how well troops, artillery and supplies could be moved from coast to coast. For the first time, this group contained only vehicles and no horses.
His father often told stories of the trip. Bill Doran is one of only three living children of the twelve commissioned officers.
Craig Harmon, founder and director of the Lincoln Highway National Museum and Archives in Ohio organized the parade procession.
The original convoy consisted of 61 vehicles and 279 men as well as Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower. His experiences here and later during World War II led to his interstate system.
Pictures accompanied the article. One movie showed them moving along. Another showed an upside down vehicle. Others had lots of dust from the unpaved roads. There was also one of Lt. Doran.
Quite an Undertaking. --RoadDog
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