93-Year-Old WWII Marine Veteran's Love for John Deere Tractors

08:41PM Dec 09, 2019
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James Jordan of Everton, Mo. has a few loves in life, but one of his main hobbies is restoring antique tractors. He doesn't restore just any antique tractor; he has a bias towards green. 
( Mike Byers )

James Jordan of Everton, Mo. has a few loves in life, but one of his main hobbies is restoring antique tractors. He doesn't restore just any antique tractor; he has a bias towards green. 

"I restore old tractors," said Jordan. "It's something to keep me busy."

The WWII veteran who is 93-years-old is still going strong. He said he's had a few crafts over the years. He worked as an automobile mechanic, a plumber and even dabbled in construction. Restoring old tractors has always been a hobby, especially when he can bring tractors back to life,

"It was just somebody's junk when I got it," he said, standing in front of a tractor he restored. "I'm amazed at the engineering that was done in the 1940s."

See how Jordan restored the tractor by watching the full Tractor Tales episode. 

Tractor Tales 12/07/19