Panama Canal Zone 1920-1940
"In August 1920 a drive was made for recruits after
orders had been given for a move to Panama, and the roll call totaled 606
enlisted men and 34 officers when the transport sailed from Hoboken, N. J.
on October 20, 1920. Arrived at Fort Davis, the Fourteenth set to
work to create a comfortable, sanitary, and sightly post. There was
no end of fatigue. We who celebrate this yearís anniversary in the
regimentís history know what the past thirteen years have wrought.
Others have labored and we enter into the fruits of their labor.
Looking back on a heroic past may we of the present be inspired to help
send down to the future all that has been given to us and an additional
gift of our own creation."
1923 Mother's Day card and letterhead - by order of the War Department 1926 Excerpts from "Army Posts & Towns" by Charles J. Sullivan 1928 Photos - Fort Davis, Canal Zone, Panama, and 14th Infantry 1931-32 Photos - Fort Clayton, France Field, Maneuvers at Paso Blanco 1930's Photos - Fort William D. Davis - Panama Canal Zone 1930's Photos - Life as a soldier in the Panama Canal Zone 1932 1932 Maneuvers by Major C R Hollister, Dental Corps 1933 72nd Organization Day Program 1935-36 Campbell B Hodges - Regimental Commander (rose to rank of General) 1935-36 Paul A Mayo - Co M Executive Officer (rose to rank of General) 1936 1936 Regimental Day program (75th Organization Day) 1935-37 Photos - Roy L. Turner 1935-37 My Two Years on the Right of the Line" by Lester B. Cundiff 1938 Photos - Wilburn W. Morton 1938-39 Photos - The Gatun Locks 1938-39 Photos - Life as a "Dragon Brat" 1939 Poem - "Hitch In Hell" - Grant N. Gilray 1940's Canal Zone - The Bugle Tag 1997 1997 "Jungleer" Reunion
A special thanks to Col. Lester B. Cundiff and Grant N. Gilray for their research and to Kay Thomas and John Gates, who have shared with us their memories as "Dragon Brats", plus other photos and original documents in this section...
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14th Infantry Regiment History: Panama Canal Zone
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