Sunday, May 24, 2015

Camp Lee VA (cira 1940's)

Remembering those who have served!
(From my collection of vintage postcards circa 1940's.)
World War I the first Camp Lee was selected as a state mobilization camp and later became a division training camp. After World War I, Camp Lee was administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia and designated a game preserve.
World War II  the War Department ordered the construction of another Camp Lee on the site of the earlier installation for Quartermaster training. 
Many soldiers walked the grounds of Camp Lee prior to departure for Europe.

In 1950 and the post was redesignated as Fort Lee
and still operates today.

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