From the writers at Military Times.
After building a successful business, former Army Ranger Leo Jenkins bought one to drive from Alaska to the Dakotas so he could drink a beer.
Navy aircraft mechanic Rob Morgan bought one as he was preparing to leave the service so he could surf and camp his way down the entire length of the West Coast.
Military spouse Stephanie Straub got one as her husband was getting ready to deploy for a year so she could explore the Pacific Northwest with their toddler while he was away.
The one thing these three very different people have in common is the simple van. Well, maybe not so simple.
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