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70TH FORT ORD STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


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70TH FORT ORD STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

MARINA, Calif. - Sunday, Jan. 30,2011 marked the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Army Station Veterinary Hospital for horses and mules at Fort Ord and was pronounced "Marina Warhorse Day" during a historical event sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse. Speakers included DLIFLC Deputy Historian Cameron Binkley and Marina mayor, Bruce Delgado. DLIFLC Commandant, Col. Danial Pick attended the event that also included participation of an honorary color guard from the 229th MI Battalion. Letters were also read from Brigadier General Timothy K. Adams, Chief, US Army Veterinary Corps present and Brigadier General Charles Elia (ret.) Corps Chief U. S. Army Veterinary Corps (1972-76) who was stationed as a captain from 1946 to 1948 at the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital and was in-charge of converting the hospital from “Horse” to administration and small animal clinic. Along with many other great guest speakers.

FRIENDS OF THE FORT ORD WARHORSE PRESENTS:

The 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Opening of the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital for Horses and Mules

January 30, 1941 – January 30, 2011


"It was rainy but no one seemed to care"

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PHOTOS by Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey DLIFLC, Public Affairs

70th Anniversary Celebration of the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital, pictures taken by Margaret Davis on Jan. 30th, 2011

PROGRAM FOR THE DAY

COLOR GUARD
229th MI Battalion, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey

WELCOME
Margaret Davis, Coordinator, Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPECIAL GUESTS
Master of Ceremonies Laura Cohan
Family of Walter J. Schweitzer, 107th Cavalry at Fort Ord, 1941– 1942

FORT ORD WARHORSE DAY PROCLAMATION
The Honorable Bruce Delgado, Mayor of Marina

THE CAVALRY IN MONTEREY
Cameron Binkley, Deputy Command Historian, Defense Language Institute

FORT ORD: LAST STAND OF THE WARHORSE
Jane Birkelbach, Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse (FFOW)

FRIENDS OF THE FORT ORD WARHORSE: KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE
Lieutenant Ryan Birkelbach, United States Navy, FFOW

PARADE OF THE "SHAVETAILS" (Period military tack)
“Jack,” WWI horse cover, US Veterinary Corps
“Comanche II” in Sgt MacDonald’s grandfather’s Indian Wars saddle
“Magic,” fully packed M1928 saddle
”WWI-era officer's saddle, Dr Coral Armstrong, DVM
“Fred Klink” Vice President of the U.S. Cavalry Association, tack

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
Letter from Brigadier General Timothy K. Adams, United States Army, Chief, US Army Veterinary Corps: Read by Colonel Richard Barratt, United States Army (ret.)
Letter from Brigadier General Charles Elia (ret.) Read by Richard Eells, Language Technology Specialist, Defense Language Institute, FFOW
Plaque from United States Cavalry Association: Presented by Fred Klink, Vice President, USCA, FFOW
Framed picture Walter Schweitzer–Big Cain Jeep-Jump, 1942: Presented by Capt Marc McMannon, USAF, Grandson
Greeting from Walter J. Schweitzer: Read by Great-Granddaughter Miss Grace Wilson
Letter from Alliance of Monterey Area Preservationists: Mike Dawson, AMAP President
The Importance of Preserving History: Gary Breschini, Vice President, Monterey County Historical Society

REFLECTIONS
The Horse's Impact on Man: Gary M. Deter, DVM

BUGLE CALL DEMONSTRATIONS
Bob Bouchard, WWII Navy Veteran and Gale Black, Band Director, Monterey High School

LUNCH

THE RETURN OF THE FORT ORD HORSE STOCKS
(C-5 Bldg) Special thank you to donor Dr Coral Armstrong, DVM, and Tony Parga

HAPPY 70TH ANNIVERSARY CAKE
Jeep-jump frosting art by Rachel Davis, FFOW

DISMASSAL AND TOURS

ATTRACTIONS:
Field-artillery team and cannon, California Historical Artillery Society
Fort Ord Horse Soldiers and Veterinary Display, (Greg Krenzelok)
Uniforms of WWII (Jim Alexander)
US Cavalry Association display
Army Veterinary Posters and Instruments (Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic)
Third Infantry Division (RPS) field equipment and reenactors
Efren Lopez: Fort Ord Then and Now (photographs, colic building)
Tenth Field Hospital: WWII MASH Unit (Lt Amy Smith, US Army)

FRIENDS OF THE FORT ORD WARHORSE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES OUR CO-SPONSORS:
Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
Marina Volunteer Firefighters Association
Grocery Outlet
Marina Equestrian Association
Monterey Bay Equestrian Center
Monterey County Historical Society.

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Las Animas Concrete
Marina Tree and Garden Club
The Marina Grange
Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey
California Historical Artillery Society
United States Cavalry Association
St John’s Chapel, Monterey



A very special thanks to student volunteers from CSUMB amd the Marina Tree and Garden Club who were a “huge” help and all the rest of our volunteers who made this event special and a huge success. Photo: Margaret Davis



"FORT ORD WARHORSE DAY PROCLAMATION" The Honorable Bruce Delgado, Mayor of the City of Marina, California.


Letter from Brigadier General Timothy K. Adams, United States Army, Chief, US Army Veterinary Corps: Read by Colonel Richard Barratt, United States Army (ret.)


Letter from Brigadier General Charles Elia (ret.) Read by Richard Eells, Language Technology Specialist, Defense Language Institute, FFOW


Letter from Alliance of Monterey Area Preservationists: Mike Dawson, AMAP President


Plaque from United States Cavalry Association: Presented by Fred Klink, Vice President, USCA, FFOW


MONTEREY MILITARY NEWS: Serving Monterey County’s Men and Women of the United States Military, Friday, February 11, 2011, page 4. Article: 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital. PHOTOS by Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey DLIFLC, Public Affairs

TV STATION KSBW COVERAGE, JANUARY 30 TH 2011

TV station KSBW coverage, January 30th 2011

MONTEREY HERALD COVERAGE, JANUARY 30 TH 2011

Monterey Herald coverage, January 30th 2011


Return to The Fort Ord U.S. Army Station Veterinary Hospital (Horse) WW2 homepage:

FORT ORD U.S. ARMY STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL (HORSE) WW2
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Fort Ord U.S. Army Station Veterinary Hospital (Horse) WW2



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11TH CAVALRY PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 1919 TO 1940
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11th Cavalry Presidio of Monterey, 1919 to 1940


76TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 1922 TO 1940
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76th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion


THE ARMY VETERINARY SERVICE DURING THE GREAT WAR, WW1
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Veterinary Corps in WW1


SERGEANT LEONARD MURPHY VETERINARY HOSPITAL NO. 18, A.E.F., WW1
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Leonard Murphy in WW1




U.S. ARMY VETERINARY CORPS HISTORICAL PRESERVATION GROUP

Motto: “Illic est Vires in Numerus” There is Strength in Numbers

“Working Hard to Preserve Our Country’s History wherever it is being lost”

U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group is a group of individuals that are concerned about the preservation of the History of the Veterinary Corps, Remount Service and Cavalry or wherever our country’s history is being lost in conjunction with our beloved “Horse and Mule”. There is no cost to join and membership is for life. We believe by uniting together in numbers we will be a more powerful force to be heard. Our membership list is private and only used to contact our members. Email us and become a member.

Greg Krenzelok
gregkrenzelok@msn.com

FACEBOOK: U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group

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U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Historical Preservation Group