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Re: [genpcncfir] Camp Lejeune

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  • Carol Singh
    Dear Julian, Thank you so much for sharing your information. As a member of this Group, I have read your e-mails many times, and I always come away the richer
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2005
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      Dear Julian,
      Thank you so much for sharing your information.
      As a member of this Group, I have read your e-mails
      many times, and I always come away the richer for it.
      Later, Carol

      --- Julian Byrd <jcbunc@...> wrote:

      > Thought you all might be interested in the history
      > of Camp Lejeune.On May 1, 1941, Lt. Col. William
      > P.T. Hill was ordered by the 17th Commandant Lt.
      > Gen. (then Maj. Gen.) Thomas Holcomb to establish
      > and assume command of the base, then known as Marine
      > Barracks New River, N.C. His original headquarters
      > was located at Montford Point, and in August 1942,
      > it was moved to Building #1 at Hadnot Point, where
      > it remains today.
      >
      > Near the end of 1942, the base took the name Camp
      > Lejeune in honor of the 13th commandant and
      > commanding general of the 2nd Army Division in World
      > War I, Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune.
      >
      > Julian Byrd
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > removed]
      >
      >


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