Fort Lewis: Cold War to the War on Terror

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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.
ISBN: 9781467115568
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 159
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Alan H. Archambault is the former director of the Lewis Army Museum and author of Images of America: Fort Lewis. Using color photographs from the museum's historical archives, Archambault revisits Fort Lewis in its most recent decades, highlighting the camp's role as a major training center during the last half-century.
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