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#42 Rod Rajkovich

Beaufort, NC

1942 Harley-Davidson WLA

I retired from the Marines and joined the US Foreign Service.  I was stationed at the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand when I found my Harley Davidson 42WLA.  Made in Milwaukee it was sent to the USSR during WWII under the Lend-Lease program.  In 2005 it was found in a warehouse in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by an employee of the US Embassy.  He brought it with him on transfer to Wellington where he worked to restore it.  I purchased it from him, completed the restoration, and drove it on the island for two years before I transferred back to the USA.  In slightly over 60 years this Harley completed a trip around the world and is now home in North Carolina.