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Ft. MacArthur

November 10, 2002

Re "During WWII, the City Braced for a Japanese Invasion," Nov. 3: Cecilia Rasmussen wrote an outstanding feature on Ft. MacArthur and its interesting history. One point of history not included was that the facility was a reception center during World War II. Thousands of men came there by Pacific Electric streetcar, cars and buses. They were efficiently processed, given serial numbers, uniforms and then shipped out for basic training at posts all over the U.S. The reception center was on the lower reservation, which is now a marina.

Cliff Dektar

North Hollywood

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