5th Infantry Division : Fort Ord California Company E Rfa Regiment
Monterey, CA / San Angelo, TX: Newsfoto Publishing Company / United States Army, 1957. Hardcover. Color Illustration; This book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping and rubbing. There is some ground-in dirt to the covers and some light fraying and wear to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and bright. "After the American entry into World War I, land was purchased just north of the city of Monterey along Monterey Bay for use as an artillery training field for the United States Army by the U. S. Department of War. The area was known as the Gigling Reservation, U. S. Field Artillery Area, Presidio of Monterey and Gigling Field Artillery Range. Although military development and construction was just beginning, the War only lasted for another year and a half until the armistice in November 11, 1918. Despite a great demobilization of the U. S. Armed Forces during the inter-war years of the 1920s and 1930s, by 1933, the artillery field became Camp Ord, named in honor of Union Army Maj. Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord, (1818–1883). Primarily, horse cavalry units trained on the camp until the military began to mechanize and train mobile combat units such as tanks, armored personnel carriers and movable artillery. ". Very Good .
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Keywords: Military History Newsfoto Publishing Company Fort Ord Infantry 5th Division Infantry United States Army Military History