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    Been lurking a bit, reading a lot, figured I'd surface for a few and finally say hi.

    Retired EOD here (medical at 18 years). Spent my entire career driving the HMMWV (to include the up-armored variant), and saw a lot of other vehicles during deployments. Drove the Cougar (JERRV) daily for a total of about 15 months during three deployments. Fell in love with those Cougars and absolutely hate yet love the HMMWV. lol

    I've been working as a Deputy for the local Sheriff for the past 8 years and finally feel stable enough in life to start looking for a military vehicle. While I'd love to have a Cougar, I certainly can't afford one....if one was ever even offered up for sale. lol So, I'm looking for either a Deuce or a 5 ton. Never drove a Deuce, but I've been around a few out on the ranges. Not sure which I'd prefer. I've heard the 5 ton is the way to go for ease of driving, comfort, and availability of parts, but I'm also wanting to have a vehicle which is easy to maintain, can run off a variety of fuels (don't figure I need a multi-fuel necessarily, as the older diesels will run WVO/WMO/Bio, etc if done right), and is simple so there are a minimum of things to break (think apocalypse type situation where there are no readily available spares kind of thing). So, I've been reading as much as I can and getting people's opinions through all that I read.

    So, once I decide, I guess I'll keep everyone informed on the progress of my search! So far Idaho doesn't seem too bad off for availability, but some of the prices seem excessive for what they are....maybe the guy who has had a Deuce parked in our local storage area for the past ten years will sell his for cheap. lol

    Anyway, thanks for having me!
    Mike

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    Thank you for your service, and welcome from Kentucky.
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    Welcome to the site, The hobby, the friendships and the events to come once you have your sought after acquisition to hand.
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    Welcome to the site!

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    Welcome aboard from Nevada.
    1972 M35A2C W/W, 1986 M105A2, 1953 M38A1, S250 Shelter. "He was old and wise, which meant tired and disappointed" T.E. Lawrence

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    Welcome from Ohio.
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    Another big welcome from Kentucky. Thank you for your service. Lots of vehicles out there.
    I'm not saying let's eliminate all the stupid people. I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.



    1997 M35A3C, 1987 M35A2C, 1973 M35A2C, 1971 M813A1 W/W, 1985 M931A1, 1985 M925, 1972 m817, 1984 M936, 1984 M923, M105A1 (4ea), 1972 M38A1, MEP 002a on M116A3. MEP531A, MEP501s
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    Welcome from Michigan. Good luck with your search!

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    Welcome to the site from Salmon River country neighbor! Thank you for your service and hopefully we'll meet up!

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    Thank you for your service and welcome from California!
    O Lord, won't you buy me a diesel Humvee. My friends all drive Teslas, that won't work for me. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from the DMV. So Lord, won't you buy me a diesel Humvee.

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