Chuckwalla in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Young Divisional Camp
Camp Young Headquarters Desert Training Center
—California-Arizona Maneuver Area —
A total of 13 infantry divisions and 8 armored divisions plus numerous smaller units were trained in this harsh environment. The training center was in operation for almost 2 years and was closed early in 1944 when the last units were shipped overseas. During the brief period of operation over one million American soldiers were trained for combat.
This monument is dedicated to all the soldiers that served here, and especially for those who gave their lives in battle, ending the holocaust & defeating the armed forces of Nazi Germany, Facist Italy and Imperial Japan.
Erected 1988 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, the Fourth Armored Division Association, the Fifth
Marker series. This marker is included in the Desert Training Center, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 39.854′ N, 115° 47.245′ W. Marker is in Chuckwalla, California, in Riverside County. Marker is at the intersection of Cottonwood Springs Road and unknown dirt road, on the right when traveling north on Cottonwood Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is approximately 3,000 feet east of this intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Indio CA 92201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barren or Bountiful (approx. 3.4 miles away); Desert Training Center (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Desert Training Center (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Desert Training Center (approx. 3.7 miles away); California-Arizona Maneuver Area (approx. 3.7 miles away); Coachella Valley Recipients (approx. 3.7 miles away); 33-barreled Organs (approx. 3.8 miles away); Cannons (approx. 3.8 miles away).
Regarding Young Divisional Camp. Camp Young was selected by General George Patton, Jr.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 630 times since then. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.