134th Infantry Regiment
"All Hell Can't Stop Us"
Camp Roberts, CA on US 101 about 12 miles north of Paso Robles or half way
between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Construction of the main garrison area
began on November 15, 1940 and took approximately nine months.
Camp Roberts officially began its mission as one of the world's largest training sites in March 1941. It featured the world's largest parade field (the length of 14 football fields) and hosted an Infantry Replacement Training Center and a Field Artillery Replacement Training Center. 436,000 troops passed through an intensive 17-week training cycle. A peak population of 45,000 troops was reached in 1944, with thousands of these soldiers quartered in huge tent cities.
Thanks to Steve Manley for these photos. He is the son-in-law of Sgt. Porter Harley Solt, 134th Infantry Regiment, who trained at Camp Roberts in 1942.