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THE LAST 76TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT (HORSE-DRAWN) OFFICER'S BARRACKS COMES DOWN AT FORT ORD


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April 7, 2009: The last of the 76th Field Artillery Regiment (Horse Drawn) Officer's Barracks comes down at Fort Ord on the California State University property, Monterey Bay, California

76TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT

The shield and the motto together form the regimental insignia. The 3rd Division colors, blue and white, form the basis of the shield. The canton (upper left part) is orange, the color of the 2nd Cavalry shield, its parent organization. In the center of the canton is the dragoon hat worn by the 2nd Cavalry when they were known as dragoons. The round symbolizes the motto, which is “Duty the Spirit of 76”
- Col. Albert S. Fuger, U.S.A. Ret.


May 2011: “A TRAGIC LOST OF HISTORY AT FORT ORD, CALIFORNIA” just after Memorial Day the last complete example of our country’s end of the U.S. Army Warhorse which were still being used at the beginning of World War II. The Series 700 temporary type buildings: artillery, cavalry stables along with their blacksmith shops are being demolished on the California State University at Monterey Bay Campus, California. Leaving only the Fort Ord Station Veterinary Horse Hospital the only buildings remaining to testify of the memory of the “Fort Ord Horse Soldiers” that were there from 1940 to 1942. This action ends a two year long battle for their recognition and preservation.

Greg Krenzelok
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Preservation Group


Words cannot express what is in my heart at seeing and walking the grounds of where the Fort Ord Field Artillery and Cavalry stables once stood.



T-1011 was one of the longer OQM (Officer's Quarters and Mess) barracks used to house officers. The officers of the 76th Field Artillery Regiment moved from the tent encampment, which was located where the Dunes Shopping Center is today. These barracks were among the first barracks built on Fort Ord. The idea of temporary barracks as they were called was to house new men coming into the camp during WW2, train them and ship them out as fast as possible so a new set of men could come into the camp and go through the same process. They were not considered permanent housing as in times of peace.


The red dot is T-1011, Lee's Sticklers barrack. The barrack north is T-1012 that was torn down on April 7 2009. DLIFLC & POM Archives


T-1011 OQM (Officer's Quarters and Mess) as it was completed in November 30 1940 when Lee moved in. OQM T-1010 is in the background next to the water tanks. (Source: National Archives)


Before: January 2009 Barracks T-1012 and T-1011


Before: January 2009 Barracks T-1012 and T-1011


Before: January 2009 Barracks T-1012 and T-1011 from Third Ave and Division Hill


Before: January 2009 Barrack T-1011


Before: January 2009 Barrack T-1012 and T-1011 in background.


Barrack T-1011 in dressed in black ready to come down. Barrack T-1012 gone.

BARRACK T-1011 COMES DOWN

THE END OF THE LAST RELATED 76TH FIELD ARTILLERY BARRACKS ARE DOWN, THE END TO A GLORIOUS ERA!

Gone now are the 74th, 75th and 76th Field Artillery Battalion barracks and all that is left are stone walls and concrete that stands as a memory and headstones of these horse drawn units in the area east and north east of T-1011 and the last remaining 12 SD-17 stables where their horses were housed. There is talk about building a brand new barrack as a memory to Fort Ord's WW2 memory but it will not be the same.


BARRACKS T-1030 (GUEST BARRACK), T-1009, T-1010 COME DOWN!


Corner of 1st Street (East to West) and 2nd Avenue (North to South) T-1030 Guest Barrack on the left and T-1009 on the right.


Looking down 1st Street at T-1010, 1011 and 1012 not know their fate on the day I took this pictures in 2008


T-1030 Guest Barrack and the corner of T-1009


T-1030 Guest Barrack


T-1009 and T-1010


Barrack T-1009, T-1010 and T-1011 in the distance.


The fence in up and around Barracks T-1009, T-1010 and T-1011 is in black and coming down.


Barracks T-1010 on the left and T-1011 on the right


Barracks T-10009 and T-1010


Barracks T-10009 and T-1010


Barracks T-10009 and T-1010


Barrack T-1010


Barrack T-1010


Barracks T-1010 on the left and where T-1011 once stood is on the right.




Site of where T-1011 once stood



PAN BELOW STARTING AT 1ST STREET AND 2ND AVENUE: GOING EAST DOWN 1ST STREET (DVARTY STREET) Division Artillery Street or Dvarty Street.









PAN BELOW: WEST TO EAST ON 1ST STREET (DVARTY STREET) Division Artillery Street or Dvarty Street.











Gone!


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FORT ORD U.S. ARMY STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL (HORSE) WW2
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76TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, 1922 TO 1940
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76th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion


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


THE ARMY VETERINARY SERVICE DURING THE GREAT WAR, WW1
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The Army Veterinary Service During the Great War, WW1


SERGEANT LEONARD MURPHY VETERINARY HOSPITAL NO. 18, A.E.F., WW1
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Sergeant Leonard Murphy Veterinary Hospital No. 18, A.E.F., 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

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