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GP, Jeeps, Peeps and Popeye's Little Friend

March 28, 1987

This is in answer to the letter from John Simons (March 19) pertaining to the Times article (March 10) about the name "Jeep."

I am submitting a copy of an ad for the DeVilbiss Co., Toledo, Ohio, which states the original name of the reconnaissance cars of the 1st Armored Division, U.S.A., were called "Peeps."

This ad appeared in Time magazine on Sept. 22, 1941.

RICHARD G. WELCH

Los Angeles

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