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Near Oakmont in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp D. D. Gaillard

 
 
Camp D. D. Gaillard Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 4, 2006
1. Camp D. D. Gaillard Marker
Inscription. 15th U.S. Engineers. World War Volunteers. Enlisted at Pittsburgh. Trained here May 23, 1917 to July 8, 1917. Embarked from New York July 9, 1917. England July 19, 1917, to July 23, 1917. First Armed foreign troops to land in England since Sixteenth Century. France July 28, 1917, to April 13, 1819. Debarked at New York, April 27, 1919. Mustered out of service at Camp Sherman May 15, 1929. Pittsburgh’s Pioneer Engineers.
 
Erected 1923 by Allegheny County.
 
Location. 40° 31.275′ N, 79° 48.848′ W. Marker is near Oakmont, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Oakmont Service Plaza (Interstate 76 at milepost 49.3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It at the western corner of the restaurant building, facing the turnpike. Marker is in this post office area: Verona PA 15147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakmont Carnegie Library ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Carnegie Hero Fund Commission ( approx. 1.8 miles away); Rachel Carson ( approx. 2.1 miles away); Forbes Road ( approx. 2.6 miles away); Bouquet Camp ( approx. 2.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Camp D. D. Gaillard.
Camp D. D. Gaillard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 5, 2008
2. Camp D. D. Gaillard Marker
The marker stands where Camp Gaillard once stood.
 
Also see . . .  Photo of Camp Gaillard. This photo on page 50 of the book Oakmont in the “Images of America” series by Vince Gagetta with Paula A. Calabrese, Cheryl Zentgraf, and Gary Rogers. (Submitted on April 4, 2007.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,686 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 7, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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