Back in the early 1950s Volvo did not have a presence in the United States. However, service men deployed over seas discovered these unique vehicles and took it upon themselves to ask Volvo to bring some of these cars over. They also brought these cars home themselves.
The rest of the story involves setting up a network of dealerships...and here we are today (that's the extremely short version!). So, thanks to the veterans of this nation for bringing us Volvo...but most importantly, thanks for your dedication and your service.