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Two trainees at the entrance to one of the barracks. The ladder was used to access the top floor. Fort Ord, where Williams was sent for basic training in 1950-51, was a United States Army post in Monterey, California. Used for military training beginning in 1917, the post became a Fort in 1941 and remained so until 1994. During the Korean War, Fort Ord was home to the 6th Infantry Division. complete;