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Goffs in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Army Camp at Goffs

Desert Training Center

 

—California-Arizona Maneuver Area —

 
Army Camp at Goffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
1. Army Camp at Goffs Marker
Inscription. The U. S. Army maintained a camp at Goffs 1942-1944. Goffs was an important railhead, supply point, hospital, and for three months in 1942 Headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division. That unit went on to distinguish itself in combat in the Aleutians and at Kwajalein, Leyte, and Okinawa. This monument is dedicated to all the men and women of the U. S. Army who served here with a special salute to those who laid down their lives for their country.
 
Erected 2008 by Billy Holcomb Chapter E Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Mojave Desert Heritage & Cultural Association. (Marker Number 136.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Desert Training Center, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 55.252′ N, 115° 4.013′ W. Marker is in Goffs, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on Lanfair Road 0.1 miles north of Goffs Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essex CA 92332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goffs Schoolhouse (a few steps from this marker); Pah-Ute Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Army Camp at Goffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
2. Army Camp at Goffs Marker
John Wilkie Safety Roadside Rest Area At Fenner (approx. 11.5 miles away); Clipper Divisional Camp (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fort Pah-Ute (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Historic California Posts: Camp Goffs. Goffs Army Ammuntion Depot, Goffs Rifle Range, Goffs Army Air Field (Submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesWar, World II
 
Army Camp at Goffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 18, 2010
3. Army Camp at Goffs Marker
Map of Goffs Station image. Click for full size.
Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Branch, Laguna Niguel, California., June 30, 2000
4. Map of Goffs Station
Dedication Patch image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 12, 2008
5. Dedication Patch
7th Infantry Division
MDHCA Goffs, CA
ECV Fall 6013
Billy Holcomb Chapter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,434 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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