Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Memorial Day Thanks!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MEN and WOMEN 
who have and continue to serve
OUR COUNTRY!  
Dad fifth in the front row. 
Picture of Dad's class graduating from a training in 1952!  Thankfully Dad is still with us, 
many of his fellow soldiers may not.

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CAMP LEE, VA WWII
Postcards of Camp Lee, VA recently added to my collection!

Excerpt from Wikepedia, to learn more about Camp Lee, VA go to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lee_(Virginia)
"In October 1940, the War Department ordered the construction of  Camp Lee on the site of an earlier installation by the same name. Built as rapidly as the first, construction was still ongoing when the Quartermaster Replacement Training Center (QMRTC) started operation in February 1941. Their number grew to 25,000 in 1942, and peaked at 35,000 in 1944.
Camp Lee was also the home of a Medical Replacement Training Center (MRTC), but as the Quartermaster training increased, it was decided to relocate the MRTC at Camp Pickett. Later, the QMRTC was re-designated as an Army Services Forces Training Center, but it retained its basic mission of training Quartermaster personnel. While the QMRTC was getting underway, the Quartermaster School was transferred to Camp Lee. A full program of courses was conducted, including Officer Candidate School. By the end of 1941, Camp Lee was the center of both basic and advanced training of Quartermaster personnel and held this position throughout the war. "

 




"When World War II ended, the fate of Camp Lee was in question. In 1946, the War Department announced that Camp Lee would be retained as a center for Quartermaster training. Official recognition of its permanent status was obtained in 1950 and the post was redesignated as Fort Lee."
Excerpt from Wikepedia

1 comment:

Robin Horasanian said...

I love these old photos. I have some from my dad's service years, too. Thanks for sharing. And thank your father for me! Happy Memorial Day!