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Name: Jim Branberg <hm4do1@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-05-26
H-2-3 in Fall/Winter 1974

Name: Mario Martinez <Loslobos54@yahoo.com>
Date: 2016-05-05
I love your Research To day is May/5/2016 I went to Fort Ord May/5/1967 and V Nam 68 to 69

Name: Gregory Posewa <g.po@aol.com>
Date: 2016-04-05
Served at Fort Ord Unit USACDCEC from 1966-1968, I miss Fort Ord alot, GOD BLESS all VETS


Name: Mick Calkins <mightypsyops@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-03-31
This is a great page!!

Name: george lake <lakebutch@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-06-05
Keep up the good work!

Name: Mick Calkins <mightypsyops@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-06-03
Save BCT area for future museum tours! For Gods sake there's so much history at this Former Fort!Don't let the city of Marina,ca.bury the history with hotels & motels!

Name: mick calkins <babatava6@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-02-16
Save BCT area wooden barracks for museum tours!

Name: mick calkins <babatava6@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-01-27
Just wondering if a cbi wooden barrack training company area
Would be restored for museum use!They need too keep fort ord
History alive for god sakes!
5sep67--10nov67 MIGHTY MIGHTY-D-4-1.


Date: 2014-11-25
Sgt. Major USA RET. 55th MP CO. I went to the Gulf War out of FO. Jan 1991. I was off and on at FO 1984 till 1996. I have a lot more color photos of the buildings in my collection. I would be glad to share with you. I believe I have photos of the Bus Station across from the motor park. I was so sad when they started tearing it down. I have a lot of East Garrison from 1995 time frame. Bricks still standing.

Name: Sharon J. Ervin (Nicholson) <naughtyhat@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-09-29
I'm the daughter of Henry Hester Ervin, Headquarters Detachment, First Battalion at Ford Ord, CA 1941 Fifty-third Infantry, stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. At some point he became a Corpl. and was awarded the "Lame Duck Award" at the end of the war. He married Grace Marie Kersch, who took care of the wounded coming in from the Pacific Theater in San Francisco, CA. He passed at the age of 95, he is survived by his wife Grace, who is now 93. She continued her two passions: nursing and working at Veterans' Hospitals. She retired with only a pension (Soc.Security not with-held). I'm trying to find out if there is anyway to find out if she is entitled to the remainder of his benefits. He would not give me his S.S. # so that I might investigate the matter. They were married nearly 70 years (Nov. 14th, 1944). I am the author of Their Place In History, An anthology of WWII Veterans' Autobiographies.

Name: Steve <goodrest2@aol.com>
Date: 2014-08-28
Great article & photos.
Any chance of photos from the cement buildings on the hill?


Name: Richard Lytle <rdlytle311@aol.com >
Date: 2014-06-14
Basic training A-1-1, Nov1970 to Jan 1971; Cook's & baker's School graduated April 1970

Name: Wayne Conklin <wconklin76@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-05-26
Is there any way I could find photos of individuals that was stationed there. My Dad, Orville Conklin, was sent here. He enlisted in Detroit. Thy sent him to N Africa from there,(FT Ord). He was in his 50's when I was born. Passed when I was 3. So I don't have to much info about his experience in the war. I do know from Africa, he went all the way to Mount Cassino. He stepped on a mine there, and his war was over. I am very proud of him, and all the Men and Women who gave there lives for us.
Thank You for this site.


Name: SSG Mike Doran USA RET <mandch34@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-05-08
I am searching for photos from Ft.Ord showing seagoing landing craft in the 1940's. Specifically one beaching behind the Sea Scout Hut next to Monterey Wharf #2, in the 1940's. Any Help would be deeply appreciated.%/*/2014 phone 831-373-5492

Name: jerry brazil <braziljerry@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-09
I have a dear friend who was in the 7th signal co, attached to 7th inf div in WWII. He was on Leyte & Okinawa. He has hearing loss, that he believes is due to being placed within yards of a 155 howitzer unit on Leyte. The VA refuses to grant disability due to their statement that he was in the signal corps & his MOS does not warrant combat actions. Are there any witnesses out there?

Thanks very much.


Name: Donald Failor <telstarwon@aol.com>
Date: 2013-12-05
I would like to see some pictures of Fort Ord from the 1960 when I drove a m48 tank at the G3 tank park. Donald Failor telstarwon@aol.com

Name: Barbara Monroy Urso <ursobj5@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-09-27
My Dad Arthur Padilla Monroy was stationed at Ft. Ord before being sent to Attu where he was KIA. I sent Jim LaVerdure copies of photo of movies stars visiting Ft.Ord.

Name: dan jones <dan6550@aol.com>
Date: 2013-09-18
great page!!!! I was in the Super 8 8th.combat support hospital 52 delta from 80--81

Name: Beloved <laquintaca@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-08-07
I really miss Ft Ord when i was stationed there i enjoyed the morning run with the Company down quarter master to Stil Well hall the time in Monterey. I went back in early 2000 and Stil Well hall was about to drop into the ocean. MP ran us off. I am going back because it's always on my mind.



Name: Fran Davis <pettydavis@cox.net>
Date: 2013-04-18
Very interesting and informative site! I am doing research for a novel set in the Central Valley in 1954. One of the characters is a young man who signed up as soon as WW II was declared, and I am trying to figure out his history. I think he would probably have trained at Fort Ord before shipping out from S.F. If he served in the Infantry he would most likely have been sent to the Pacific. Still trying to figure this out. Any help/pointers you can give would be most appreciated.

Name: J Walker <john@projectdata.biz>
Date: 2013-04-10
BT, C-3-3 1965-Feb.66 Sg.Shemabucoro (?)RSV 1-66-1968
87th combat Engineer 199th Inf BG.


Name: Edward Cole <edwardmcole@att.net>
Date: 2013-03-30
Wonderful site. My father was stationed at Fort Ord from 1956 to 1964 when he retired to Marina , they small town adjacent to the base.
I grew up on the base and worked there during my youth until I joined the
Navy during the Viet Nam War. I would enjoy more photos or links to them.
Thanks for putting this together . I live in nearby Salinas


Name: SDRennie <sdrennie@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-09
BCT in 21 Apr / 13 Jun 1969.. H-4-2

Name: william <rock50scollector@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-12-26
THank You For a wonderful website. My Uncle passed in 1976 and was in Battle of the Bulge and he was stationed here at Devens Before he was shipped over seas I whish I only had a few pics of him to share with you


Name: william <rock50scollector@verizon.net>
Date: 2012-12-26
THank You For a wonderful website. My Uncle passed in 1976 and was in Battle of the Bulge and he was stationed here at Devens Before he was shipped over seas I whish I only had a few pics of him to share with you


Name: Darlene Reischling Ragan <stonesoup66@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2012-11-23
I am searching for more info on my father's service record and pictures we have found in an old album. He was in Company B, 53rd infantry, Fort Ord, Ca in July 1941 under Commander Lt. N R Hoskot according to a company picture we have. I also know he was stationed in the Aleutians during WWII. Is there any way to find out more info? His name was William Reischling. Thank you in advance for any information.

Name: Vic Henry <vichenry@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-09-16
I took my AIT training at Ft.Ord during Oct. and Nov. in 1968. If anyone remembers me, send an "E" Mail about yourself. I sure remember Stilwell Hall. Had some great times there. I was saddened to learn it was torn down. I wonder if any of the old barracks are still there. Our unit was sent to Vietnam from Ft.Ord. Really enjoyed looking at your photos of Ft.Ord. Thank you. Vic Henry

Name: Gary Lee <garytelecastor@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-09-12
My father was sent to the Aleutian Islands in the end of May 42. He arrived at Dutch Harbor on the night of June 2, 42. He was a mess sergeant and was there for the entire campaign.
He disembarked from Fort Ord to Fort Lewis Washington to Alaska. He died in 2008 and I have been trying to find out as much as I can about his military experience. I would like to get some information on which units were on Dutch Harbor on June 3 as he stated that he got his men up at about 3am and began to make breakfast but they ended up have "bombs for breakfast" instead.
Please respond. Thank you-Gary Lee


Name: Lloyd Teel <lbteel@hughes.net>
Date: 2012-07-25
My father was in the 53rd Infantry, Companty "h" at Fort Ord in 1941 his co. Commander was 2nd Lt. Louis G. Mendez Jr. My father was Willmer L Teel. He was later sent to the Aleutian Islands at Fort Randall Alaska. I think he said that the 11th air Sqd was their also. I have a lot of pictures of the Aleutian Islands but not sure of their location. He said that he was at Kiska after the battle there. Can you tell me more about the 53rd and it's service during the war. My father passed away in 2002 and I now have a lot of his war pictures but unknown locations with a lot of snow and mud. Thanks if you can help Lloyd, Calif.

Name: Christopher Freeberg <cjfreeberg@charter.net>
Date: 2012-07-24
Thank you for your research and work and photos of Fort Ord. My father was at Fort Ord from about Feb-March 1942 < he was married in the Chapel -but not sure if it is the same one in your photos- on Sept 26> and was sent to Ft Benning, Georgia before shipping to the South Pacific. Lt.Lawrence L. Freeberg returned home in Dec 1945 as Captain L.L. Freeberg and remained in the Army Reserves until 1951 when I was born.... I am a bit frustrated not being able to pull up anything (for free) on his service record - although I have his 201File, but not sure it is 100% complete. He served Major Gen Maxwell Murray- who's information I can pull up but no other information. Anyway, thanks for your good work. Kindest Regards, Christopher Freeberg P.O. Box 123, Hilmar, Ca. 95324

Name: Lee Flegel <chapspot@bendbroadband.com>
Date: 2012-06-04
A magnum opus, Greg - - well done. Was with Sixth Infantry for basic in 1951; Leaders Course 1952 as a reservist from 104th Infantry Division (Vancouver Barracks). Remember the Soldier's Club with affection. Kudos for such and informative and interesting site

Name: Samuel Unutoa <unutoas@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-21
I was stationed at Fort Ord between 84-86 and was one of the most memorable stage of my life. I love Fort Ord the most of all the places I was stationed...Germany, Korea, Fort Campbell and Panama. I miss the majestic Stilwell Hall the most. Sorry to see its gone. I visited recently and was overwhelmed with melancholy. Its no longer the same.

Name: John Miller <themiller@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2012-04-26
My father John Herbert Miller Was in the Army Band led by Marion Walters at Fort Ord around 1944 to 1946. I was writing up a small article and couldn't remember the band's number. In an effort to get it correct, I have visited your site. After my father got out of the military, he became a music teacher in Pacific Grove. I like the pictures of the old barracks as Herb purchased one, tore it down and used the materials to help build a house by the lighthouse at point pinuos. (SP) He was Glenn Miller's Brother and had a Big Band of his own until 1987. That's it, I guess.
Regards, John Miller


Name: William Kolar <wkolar2002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-29
My brother and his two friends enlisted into the Army in the early '70's and were stationed at Fort Ord. Your website containing pictures of historical Fort Ord WWII era buildings is priceless. I'm interested in the variety of buildings that were built, do you know if blueprints of each of these structures are available to the public? Thanks for any reply, thank you.

Name: Dennis Smith <dwsmith122@3mbarqmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-25
I Was Looking for infomation about Fort Ord 799th Military police? My brother Kelsie Smith was station there.

Name: Gary Lee <garytelecastor@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-09
I am the son of a man that served in the Aleutian Islands with the 7th. I do not have any idea as to which unit he was with and I would like to find out. If anyone has the knowledge of where one could obtain a roster of troops assigned to the Aleutians in 1942 I would be very grateful.
Thank you.


Name: Sue Atkins <csatkins@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-12-06
Thank you for this website. My father was with 1344th Engineer Combat Battalion at Fort Ord as a young 2nd Lt. in November 1944 and then later was a Major with US Army Combat Developments Command Experimentation Center, 1957-60. He was Robert A. Atkins in 1944, but by 1957 he was Robert A. Atkins, Sr. We lived in Bay View Park, which I believe was later re-named to Hayes Park. I consider Fort Ord to be my true childhood home, but I was so young at that time that I didn't really know much about the place. Your website has given me a better understanding of it. I have sent my Dad a link to your site.


Name: M. D. George <mgeorge1216@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-11-04
Wow! I just found this site and want to say a big THANK YOU. I was stationed there with my husband from the end of 1974-1976, then Germany till end of 1979, then back to Fort Ord till the beginning of 1984. It is the most beautiful place in the world. I loved Fort Ord and the Monterey area. Thank you for the terrific pictures and all the history.

Name: Leonard Loew <loewuscg@aol.com>
Date: 2011-08-31
My father PVT. Hans Loew enlisted in the 7th Div 17th Inf. on Jan. 21, 1941. He was 32 years old when he entered the Army. He served with the 7/17 until he was wounded on Easter day 1945. I have a book of the entire 17th inf Reg. which my father purchased in 1941. My dad died in 1998 and never spoke much about his combat experiences. What was his life like from Attu until he was wounded?

Name: matthew smith <manchudragon@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-07
lots of good memories here, sad to see it going to waste.
i was a 3/9 manchu from 1991 to 1994


Name: David C Johnese <djohnese_1@hughes.net>
Date: 2011-07-05
Great work, keep it up...thanks

Name: Otilia Hutchinson <hutchinsonotilia@yahoo.com>
Date: 2011-06-01
Thanks for the pictures.
My daughter was born at the Station Hospital in 1971.
I have nice memories from Fort Ord!


Name: david peterson <beerfreak1@att.net>
Date: 2011-05-16
my dad went into fort ord for general stillwess divison in burma (475) in 1942-43 im doing research on his history now and would love more info and possibly class pics from his time there, david edward peterson, serv #39 694 5062entered service in 4-23-43 thanks

Name: Terry Welch <terryjohnniewelch@att.net>
Date: 2011-03-08
I loved the tour. My heart is sadden when I see the current pictures. I am hoping you can help me, or direct me in the right direction. My church was moved from Ft Ord to Salinas sometime between 1930-1945. I have the task of accuring all the information about this building, a chapel that was once on the Fort, but has served several generations for over 70 years now. Please help me. I had emailed a person at CSUMB, who I thought was able to give me some history of the fort and maybe direct me to archives to do my own research, but I haven't heard anything. Perhaps there is information housed at Presidio, but I don't know where to start. Perhaps you know of someone specifically, I can make inquiries to.
Thank you very my much for your work.

Terry Welch
ST James C.M.E.
285 Calle Cebu
Salinas, Ca 93901


Name: P Kleckley <msmural@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-15
I'm researching my father's WWII service. He was sent to Ft. Ord in Jan. of 1942 with the 27th Infantry Division, 106th Field Artillery, out of central NY. He had been at Ft. McClellan.

Thank you for the info.


Name: Mitch Levine <mitch8400@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-02-09
I am interested in any information about the 48th field artillery. Mitch

Name: Greg Krenzelok <gregkrenzelok@msn.com>
Date: 2011-02-06
Bruce M. Frazer and the men of the 17th Infantry Association

I am honor that you have discovered this Website. I have been working very hard to preserve the history of those that served at the original Fort Ord Main Garrison during the 1940ís. As the original post dwindles away there are many of us that are truly sadden, this website is are way of honoring your memory. I have scoured the Monterey Presidio Archives, National Archives and all sources in-between to dig up your story.

Graciously yours

Greg Krenzelok
U.S. Army Veterinary Corps and Miltary Researcher & Historian


Name: Bruce M. Frazer <17infantry1942@att.net>
Date: 2011-02-06
This is very nice. Thank you for posting it. I willshare with the members of the 17th Infty Assn. Some of our folks
were on hand for this time period.

Truth & Courage
Bruce M. Frazer
President, 17th Infty Regt Assn


Name: Larry T. Neace <physicsdocW@aol.com>
Date: 2011-02-06
My father, Lieutenant Lawrence T. Neace, was stationed there in the early '40s before he was shipped out.

Name: James LaVerdure <josie56@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2011-02-06
To all who put this site together, you did a great job. My father was in Co B 1st Battalion 17th Regiment 7th Division. He was at Fort Ord from June of 1941 until they left sometime in April of 1943. I have seen most of these pictures before but a few i have never seen. I have pass this site on to many sons and daughters whos fathers were in the 7th Division, and to a few of my fathers buddies who are still alive.

Name: Robert Szymczak <rxs16@psu.edu>
Date: 2010-11-29
This is a great site. My father was a member of the 255th Signal Construction Company at Fort Ord from the spring of 1941 until his appointment to Officers Candidate School at Fort Monmouth in 1943. He served as a Signal Corps officer from July 1943 to March 1946 from the New Guinea Campaign to his final active duty assignment at the Philadelphia Signal Depot. Thanks much.

Name: gene bishop <gbishop125@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-06
e visited the Wright Museum in Wolfboro, earlier NH today. On one of the walls was very large picture of Fort Edwards in Massachusetts. Can you please tell me where the fort was actually located in Massachusetts?

Thanks very much for your help.

Gene Bishop


Name: Randy Hollenbeck <Randy612@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-08-08
Hi, great picture of Ft. Ord. I was able to show my wife what the barracks looked like. I lived there from 1986-1988. I had realized at the time that the building were old but I don't remember thinking they were from WWII. I was assigned to A-Btry, 7/7th ADA. I don't remember where my barracks were located. Thank you for helping me remember some of my youth.



Name: Jill A Carpenter <gesjac@netscape.net>
Date: 2010-05-18
Thank your for taking the time to do this wonderful website. My father was stationed at For Ord in 1941 with the 47TH Quartermaster Reg't.He was one of the only "white" men in the company under 2ND Lt Edwin P Arnold.I have a picture of my father with all his men and the mascot Reggie as well. A few other pics here and there. I have tried to look up information on the guys and since dad is gone don't have him to ask any questions. I know that he wasn't supposed to fraternize with the enlisted men especially since they were black but I remember him saying the color of the man's skin is not important it's the heart in the man that is important. I wonder what they did. I know that A C Hoskins was in his company from our gang comedy but not too much other than a story or two. Do you have pics and or history of this group. Again thank you for your hard work and wonderful photos. Jill Allison Carpenter.

Name: Collette Parker <parker.collette@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-30
Now that my parents have passed away, I find myself transcribing their letters written in 1953-55 when Dad was stationed at Ft. Ord and Ft. Benning. Thank you for these pictures. It means alot to see places he wrote about.

Name: Greg Krenzelok <gregkrenzelok@msn.com>
Date: 2010-03-09
Testing: Guest book created March 9, 2010

Greg Krenzelok