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A group of trainees at Fort Ord are "stacking" their M1 rifles. This technique formed a tripod or "teepee" of three rifles and kept them from lying in water, mud, or snow. 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;