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REMEMBRANCE OF WORLD WAR II

The Army general purpose vehicle (GP pronounced Jeep) on display in the World War II exhibit at the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, immediately caught our attention. In the late 1940s, Lee paid $500 for a war surplus Jeep. … Continue reading

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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 2 Camp Abbot’s Officers’ Club, now known as Sunriver’s Great Hall, was a major training exercise and accomplishment that remains a distinguished landmark after more than 70 years. Work began October 1, 1943, and took six months to complete. … Continue reading

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DESERT WARFARE TRAINING CENTER

In early 1942, after the U.S. was drawn into World War II in Europe, the War Department believed the first place to confront the enemy would be in North Africa. U.S. Army Major General George Smith Patton Jr. selected 18,000 … Continue reading

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CLASSIFIED MILITARY BASES

It required several attempts for us to gain access to Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base in San Diego County, California. Civilians are denied entrance during any “world conflict” or “police action”. In other words, war. During one narrow window … Continue reading

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