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Efren Lopez shares his memories from the Mother Road


The sun rises and illuminates the vibrant colors of the vehicles at Cadillac Ranch, one of most famous roadside attractions on Route 66 - where 10 mid-20th Century Cadillacs are half buried in a farm field in Amarillo, Texas. Photo by Efren Lopez

The sun rises and illuminates the vibrant colors of the vehicles at Cadillac Ranch, one of most famous roadside attractions on Route 66 - where 10 mid-20th Century Cadillacs are half buried in a farm field in Amarillo, Texas. Photo by Efren Lopez


Originally Published: April 6, 2020 12:51 p.m.

CAMP VERDE — In 1998, Efren Lopez enlisted in the Air Force Reserve and was assigned to the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, March Air Reserve Base in southern California.

In his 21 years of photojournalism experience, Lopez documented numerous military exercises and real-world missions...