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Wounded in Italy
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Fort MacArthur is a former United States Army installation in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. The site was designated by President Grover Cleveland in 1888 to improve the defenses of the expanding Los Angeles harbor area. Established on October 31, 1914, the fort was a training center during World War I, and large gun batteries for harbor defense were installed in 1917. The last of these was decommissioned in 1948. Battery Osgood-Farley is one of the best preserved examples of a United States coastal defense gun emplacement, and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, and Battery John Barlow and Saxton, was added to the Register in 1982. Today, parts of the original boundaries of the fort include the Fort MacArthur Military Museum, Angels Gate Park, Cabrillo Marina, Air Force housing and administration annex and a youth hostel. The fort is named in honor of Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur, father of five star general Douglas MacArthur.
Photograph caption dated September 13, 1955 reads "Major John A. Matovsky of Reseda holds helmet he wore during World War II Italian campaign. Mortar fragment ripped holes in steel helmet." The article partially reads "Major John A. Matovsky, thrice wounded and much decorated officer of World War II, is among reservists training today at Fort McArthur (sic). More than 300 officers from California and Arizona are attending the camp."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army Reserve--Officers
Men--California--Los Angeles
Military uniforms
Helmets--California--Los Angeles
Armed Forces--Officers
Armed Forces--Reserves
Military bases--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Fort MacArthur (Calif.)
San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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