As military veterans and their families reflect on service to country , and honor many of the fallen heroes of foreign wars -we pay tribute with special guest Ray West , a WW2 veteran and mechanic.
We journey back in to history to Ray’s experience as a WW2 mechanic serving in the South Pacific , his accounts of working on diesel engines, while being delegated as the go to mechanic during war time conditions.
We also discuss the deadly disappearance of a ship steaming out of the Panama canal that ultimately ended its journey through the hands of enemy submarines.
After 35 years of employment with Cummings –in 1980 , Ray ventures in to garage ownership and starts a diesel shop.
We discuss the major differences in technology and the future of the automotive industry.
Join us for a fascinating look at history on this edition of WrenchNation Car Talk.
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