CAMP ORD, CALIFORNIA
Just before World War II. The fort was known as
Camp Ord. Tent City, located in the East Garrison,
was the primary housing for the troops.
Thanks to the family of GI, Kenneth W. Swem.
You'll get an idea as to what it was like living
inside those tents in the makeshift city.
WAKE UP CALL
A DAY IN THE LIFE
STARTING THE DAY
RISE AND SHINE
CALL TO MESS
The day's training begins with physical exercise.
Trooper Swem burns off some of that good army chow.
With a daily workout of many different physical routines.
Before it begins the squad leader commands Stack, ARMS.
The most valuable training a trooper can
receive is target practice at the rifle range.
The M1 Rifle was the standard issue during the forties.