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WERE THERE REALLY U.S. ARMY HORSES AT FORT ORD WW2



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WERE THERE REALLY U.S. ARMY HORSES AT FORT ORD WW2

This was the question that from the beginning of my quest haunted my research. Because so few people today remembers the part the U.S. Horse played at Fort Ord. Ask people about the Equestrian Center, if they knew it was the Station Veterinary Hospital or the row of buildings on 4th Avenue that people drive by everyday. Tell them this is where the U.S. Army Horses of the 76th Field Artillery, the 107th Cavalry and the 68th Quartermaster Pack Troop were once stabled and they kind of scratch their heads and look at you bewildered.

But a few remember, and after my research I know now too. Yes, they were here, maybe mostly forgotten but that does not change the facts! The question of Horses at Fort Ord seem almost silly now to me.

I thought I would show you what I have discovered in the newspapers called the “ Fort Ord Panorama”. A series of newspapers published at the Fort from the beginning in 1940 to its closing in 1994 that are at the Archives of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center & Presidio of Monterey or DLIFLC & POM Archives for short.

And it would not be fair not to mention those who have assisted me. First who would be Dr. Stephen M. Payne, Command Historian who gave me permission to look through the treasures of the archives, Cameron Binkley, Deputy Command Historian who always helped me to get my facts right, and a humble and great thanks to Kurt Kuss the archivist at the time of my research who worked so hard to uncover those little known and remembered facts about the Station Veterinary Hospital on the little knoll above the old WW2 prisoner of War Stockades. And the SD-17 stables, blacksmith shops, Sattler shops and stable sergeant offices east of the stables on 4th Avenue that stabled for a short period, the U.S. Army Horses at Fort Ord in the 1940’s.

This is dedicated to the memory of those horses, each with a name and number that was given to them by the U.S. Army.

I am posting them, as I see fit, no order by date, this is just an enjoyable memory of the horses at Fort Ord. And I am just doing this for fun!


May 2011: “A TRAGIC LOSS 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.



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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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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

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

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