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Bringing Eleanor home

Eleanor

On paper, it’s referred to as a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, one of the 281,000 built since the Humvee’s adoption by the U.S. military in 1985. To friends and historians, the sand-colored military vehicle is known instead as Eleanor II, and she’s one of a kind. She not only symbolizes the Coast Guard’s quiet contributions to the war in Afghanistan, but this particular Humvee also represents the layered connections between history, family and military service.