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Camp Dix, New Jersey

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0024
Camp Dix, New Jersey

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The First Division was transferred in September 1920 to Camp Dix, New Jersey. In Louisville, hundreds of the officers and men had married Kentucky girls. As soon as they were settled at Camp Dix, Charles began writing a history of the First Division. General Douglas MacArthur, who was the superintendent at West Point, asked Charles to let him bring the first and third classes of the Corps of Cadets to Camp Dix for summer training with the First Division. Charles' son was a member of the third class. They found Camp Dix in a badly deteriorated condition. So, the buildings were repaired, railroads fixed to the target range, and living conditions improved. Charles had arranged with the War Department to have First Division officers and men detailed to the duty of compiling the records of the First Division in the War Department.

Keywords: Charles Summerall; First Division; Douglas MacArthur; War Department; Louisville; Camp Dix; West Point

Chapter.  953 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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