Barracks Project

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  1. Chuck Clark
    buddydharma@hotmail.com
    67.251.0.221
    Submitted on 2013/05/29 at 8:15 am

    My late father, Charles C. Clark, Jr., served at Camp Adair from Christmas Day, 1942, until June of 1943. He was a fresh “shavetail” out of the Army’s Officer Candidate’s School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned to the 413th Infantry Regiment, under Colonel Welcome P. Waltz, a component of the new 104th “Timberwolf” Division, which was commanded at the time by Major General Gilbert R. Cook. Dad was a native of Maine and had been drafted into the 103rd Infantry Regiment in March of 1941. His inherent command capabilities were recognized and he was chosen for OCS in June of 1942. While at Camp Adair, he was pleased to discover that the 104th’s assistant division commander, Brigadier General Bryant Moore, was not only a fellow Mainer, but Dad’s future father-in-law had known the general since childhood in Ellsworth, Maine. Frustrated by the long months of training while real fighting was going on overseas, Dad submitted at least three requests for transfer to a unit that was actively engaged with either of the nation’s enemies. His request was finally granted in June of 1943 and he was transferred to the Army’s 7th Infantry Division, which was at that time in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. His service with that division saw him in four major campaigns against the Japanese by the end of the war. I have done extensive research on my Dad’s service during the war, and I’m glad to see that some effort is being made to restore a portion of what was once a large Army facility in that terrible war. Thanks to all concerned for that effort. Sincerely, Charles C. “Chuck” Clark III, Hampden, Maine, USA

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