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"PASS IN REVIEW, 3RD DIVISION, CAMP ORD, 1940 MANEUVERS"
Pass In Review- 3rd Division Camp Ord 1940 posted by Dick Randall
I looked at your website an amazing compilation of not only military horse units but U S military history as well, from the present to 1846 when Texas won its independence from Mexico thereby getting the land for the U S that is now not only the state of Texas but New Mexico, Arizona, and California where the Marines helped establish ownership by landing and maintaining a base at Monterrey Bay.
My step-dad was at Camp/Fort Ord for the big maneuvers in 1940 with the 10th Field Artillery. A picture of him carrying the Regimental Colors is on the cover of the Army & Navy Publishing Co magazine "Pass In Review- 3rd Division Camp Ord 1940" which has many pictures and history of the participating units including the 76th Field Arty-Horse Drawn. Added pictures of 10th FA; my step dad Gary Hyde was in 10th FA at Ft Lewis where I lived with him from Nov 1941 to Aug 1942 when he was transferred to GA. Never saw him after that. He went to OCS then as an officer went on the invasion of Italy with the 5th Army Hq. He is in some pictures I gave to the 3rd Army/ 10th FA Society,
Your pictures of Officers in their riding pants and boots remind me of what I wore as a senior at Texas A&M in 1954, but as an officer in the Combat Engineers with the 101st Airborne Div at Ft Campbell, Ky, I wore none of that (but I did wear the OD "Ike jacket" and combat boots).
I also have a picture of my real dad who was in the Cavalry with his horse at Ft Brown, TX in 1920's.
What we can't keep because of money or needed space we must preserve in memory. You have done that with this project.
GREATEST JOINT MANEUVERS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY HISTORY
January 1940: Seventeen hundred tents will be set-up to house 10,000 troops at the Camp Ord military reservation. In the “attack” and “defense” of the California coast in the war games of unprecedented magnitude. The attackers at Fort Lewis, Washington will be coming down the coast in Army Transports will be members of the Third Division. A part of the United States fleet will escort six attacking transports, while other parts of the fleet will aid in the defenders of the coast. Planes of the G.H.Q. Air Force will also take part in the maneuvers, as well as details of the Navy and Army and will be shrouded in secrecy.
Wartime conditions will be simulated in every instance during the maneuvers. The invaders’ attack will come at an undetermined point of the coast. Expected to be near Monterey. The defenders hope to be ready to meet the invasion, wherever it is. Indications of the magnitude of the impending war games already have come from instances of preparation. The Army transport “Republic”, leaving Puget Sound in the vanguard of the other five transport ships, took aboard truckload after truckload of men in full fighting equipment. Men marched aboard with gas masks and trench helmets after the loading of equipment they will use on the Monterey Peninsula if their expeditionary forces are successful. This included howitzers, trucks, reconnaissance cars and machine guns. Other bit of evidence was supplied by the Quartermaster Corps of the Presidio at Monterey, which is getting ready the food the soldiers will need during their Camp Ord maneuvers. The maneuvers will involve virtually every arm of National Defense.
Units participating will be the 11th Cavalry and 76th Field Artillery Second Battalion, Presidio of San Francisco; Seventh Infantry, Vancouver Barracks, Washington; First Battalion, Fourth Infantry. Fort Missoula, Montana; Third Battalion, Fourth Infantry, Fort Lincoln, N.D.; 30th Infantry, Presidio of San Francisco; Third Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington, Presidio of San Francisco, and Fort MacArthur; remaining battalions of Fourth Infantry, Fort George Wright, Washington; Third Division Headquarters and military police company, Signal company, Ninth and Tenth Field Artillery, and 15th Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington, G.H.Q. Air Force units from March and Hamilton Fields, and a squadron from the east coast.
I finally found the picture taken of my Dad (George O W Randall) with his horse "Buddy" when he was in the 12th Cavalry about 1925 at Ft Brown. He wrote that the CO promoted my Dad to Sgt Major because he could read and write, and stayed sober longer. His first promotion was to Cpl to take over the radio communications section because the Section Leader was pulled out of the Rio Grand River one morning with 3 bullet holes in his head. My dad George was in the 12th Cavalry and "bought out" in the late "20's and became an artist painting movie theater lobby art during the depression. He went with Lockheed when WWII started and worked on the first Air Force 1 plane for Pres Roosevelt (it wasn't called that then- a Constellation) and wound up being drafted and being sent to Ireland working with the OSS helping placate the IRA. I only saw him twice in my life.
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76th Field Artillery Regiment Pictures
Fort Ord Equestrian Center and Station Veterinary Hospital
Veterinary Corps in WW1
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