Camp Young Headquarters Desert Training Center
— California-Arizona Maneuver Area —Camp Young, named after Lt. Gen. S.B.M. Young, the 1st Army Chief of Staff, was established at this site in the Spring of 1942. It was one of twelve such camps built in the southwestern deserts to harden and train United States Troops for service to the battlefields of World War II. It was selected by Gen. George S. Patton Jr., as the administrative headquarters for the Desert Training Center, a simulated theater of operations that included portions of California, Arizona and Nevada. The other camps were Coxcomb, Granite, Iron Mountain, Ibis, Clipper, Pilot Knob, Laguna, Horn, Hyder, Bouse and Rice.
|Series||This marker is part of the Desert Training Center series, and the E Clampus Vitus series.|
|Placed By||Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus, the Fourth Armored Division Association, the Fifth Armored Division & the 104th Infantry Division Association in co-operation with the Bureau of Land Bamanagement, Indio Resource Area|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 612421 N 3725587|
|Decimal Degrees||33.66423333, -115.78741667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 39.854', W 115° 47.245'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 39' 51.24" N, 115° 47' 14.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102-110 Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Hwy, Charleston CA 29403, US|
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