Re: [genpcncfir] Camp Lejeune
- 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.
--- 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
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