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New veterans memorial features WW II Jeep

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Auto workers in Toledo have been making Jeeps since World War II. Now they've  dedicated a new veterans' memorial.

The memorial that features a restored Toledo-built military Jeep is just outside Chrysler's assembly plant in Toledo where they continue to build new Jeep models.

The plant's manager says that the company has been looking for a way to honor men and women who served in the military.

He says they decided to combine Jeep's history with honoring the veterans.

Willys-Overland built about 360,000 Jeeps in Toledo during World War II.

The vehicles were built to be versatile as war spread across Europe and Asia. They were used as troop carriers, gun mounts, and makeshift ambulances.

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