|Cpl. William Virgil Burton - Sicily 1943|
|Bill Burton, 89 stands next to a similar WLA at Barber|
Burton said that after the war he had an opportunity to buy another Harley, but his wife gave him an ultimatum:
“I carried it down to the house, and she looked at that thing, she said, ‘It’s either me or the motorcycle — which one do you want?’ And I got to thinking about that, I hadn’t been married for long, and I said, ‘heck, I better take this thing back to that man."
I've been around vintage motorcycles/cars that draw significant attention from strangers most of my life. That said you can't even imagine the attention and stories Flathead Rob's 1942 Ford military Jeep draws during something like a simple run to the hardware store unless you've seen them firsthand. The reactions from guys like Bill are nothing short of incredible.
I can't thank you enough for your service Mr Burton.