Granite Divisional Camp - San Bernardino County CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 34° 04.835 W 115° 07.992
11S E 672243 N 3772663
Quick Description: This E Clampus Vitus Historical Marker is on Hwy 62 about 5.5 miles east of Hwy 177 in San Bernardino County, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2011 1:18:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMAT6T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 3

Long Description:
Full text from marker:
"Granite Divisional Camp
Camp Granite
Desert Training Center
California - Arizona Manuever Area

Camp Granite was established at this site in the spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States troops for service on the battlefields of World War II. The Desert Training Center was a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona and Nevada. The other camps were Young, Coxcomb, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Clipper, Pilot Knob, Laguna, Horn, Hyder, Bouse and Rice.

A total of 13 infantry divisions and 7 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment, the training center was in operation for almost 2 years and was closed early in 1944 when the last units were shipped overseas. During the brief period of operation over one millions American soldiers were trained for combat.

This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here, and especially for those who gave their lived in battle, ending the holocaust and defeating the armed forces of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan.

Plaque placed by the Billy Holcomb Chapter of
the Ancient & Honorable order of E Clampus
Vitus, and the Southern California Chapter
of the Military Vehicle Collector's Club, the
Society of Vituscan Missionaries, in co-operation
with the Bureau of Land Management, Needles
Resource Area.
March 19, 1989"
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