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A Coastal Attack the Army Couldn’t Stop Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, September 15, 2013
A Coastal Attack the Army Couldn’t Stop Marker
California (Monterey County), Marina — A Coastal Attack the Army Couldn’t StopFort Ord Dunes State Park
Soldiers once guarded this shoreline against sea-borne attack, but one force proved too powerful to stop. Coastal erosion, the wearing away of these bluffs and beaches by ocean waves, has been steadily moving the coastline inland here since sea . . . — Map (db m68883) HM
California (Monterey County), Marina — Former Firing Range Becomes a State ParkFort Ord Dunes State Park
Four miles of beaches and nearly 1000 acres of coastal dunes became part of the California State Parks system in 2007, after superfund cleanup activities were completed on this section of the former Fort Ord Military Reservation. Army use preserved . . . — Map (db m68884) HM
California (Monterey County), Marina — Stilwell Hall: A Fond MemoryFort Ord Dunes State Park
For the two million servicemen and women who passed through Fort Ord, the entertainment center that once occupied this site provided welcome relief from rigorous military training. The Soldier’s Club, later renamed Stilwell Hall, featured a huge . . . — Map (db m68882) HM
California (Monterey County), Marina — Training to Defend AmericaFort Ord Dunes State Park
From World War II until Fort Ord’s closure in 1994, there dunes echoed with the sound of small arms fire. Rifle and machine gun ranges here gave thousands of U.S. Army Infantrymen the marksmanship skills needed to serve their nation in times of both . . . — Map (db m68885) HM
California (Monterey County), Marina — Welcome to Fort Ord Dunes State Park!
Around you are the remains of a portion of the U.S. Army’s Fort Ord. In fact, you are standing on what’s left of the parking lot for Stilwell Hall, once an elegant Soldier’s Club. The Army base, closed in 1994, and surrounding land was eventually . . . — Map (db m68880) HM

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