James served in World War II. He came home in 1946 after his tour of duty. The war had ended, and he purchased the 1944 Ford Military Jeep from the government. This was the same version of the vehicle he drove while in the war. The vehicle has never been restored and is still in great running condition. James recently turned 95 years old and still drives the Jeep in parades to honor veterans who've honorably served our country.