Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis

Cold War to the War on Terror

Book - 2016
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Camp Lewis was established in 1917 as a training camp for the US Army in World War I. Made a permanent post in 1927, Fort Lewis became an important base for training and sending soldiers to combat in World War II and the Korean War. In 1956, the 4th Infantry Division arrived at Fort Lewis while America was deeply committed to protecting democracy around the world during the Cold War. From that time forward, Fort Lewis has been in the forefront of military reservations in the United States. The post played a crucial role in the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and the War on Terror. Soldiers based at Fort Lewis have deployed to conflicts throughout the world in defense of freedom. Today, Fort Lewis remains on the cutting edge of America's sword.
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, ©2016
ISBN: 9781467115568
Branch Call Number: 979.778 Ar225F 2016
Characteristics: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 04, 2017

A overall history of Ft. Lewis (JBLM) of the past 100 years. A number of historical mistakes show up in the book, i.e. pages 62-63. The Ranger photos is from the 1970's not the 1990's, (Note the M16A1 vs. the M16A2 of the 90's, ERDL slant pocket uniform vs. the BDU of the 1990's). 1st SFG (A) was activated in 1984 not 1974. Could have been reviewed better prior to publishing.


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