158th Regimental Combat Team

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Our father, John Cordia, is a WWII veteran. He is a member of the famous 158th Regimental Combat Team, better known as the Bushmasters. He served with Company "C" in the Philippine Islands, and in Japan after the war was over.

Below are several photos that were taken in Camp Roberts, CA, and in Japan, during the Army Occupation after the end of WWII.    Also included are some post card type photos that Dad had.

Clicking on the small photo will display a larger image.

Camp Roberts Camp Roberts Camp Roberts Camp Roberts

Group Photo - Dad is in the 2nd row, 1st from left. Lewis Call - Richard Boyd - Dad Stan Chesbro - Lewis Call - Dad - John Casey - Richard Boyd Dad - John Casey - Richard Boyd

Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri Yokohama Station Yokohama Club General MacArthur arriving at Atsugi

Below are some links to other Internet web sites where the Bushmasters are mentioned.   Click the links to view the webpage.

Web site Brief description of the web site
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~webbkerr/index.htm This is Mr. Jim Webb's personal web site, which includes a lot of Bushmaster information.
http://http://www.bushmasters158.com/ This website contains several webpages of Bushmaster information, including some photos, and links to several other Bushmaster websites.
http://azvetmemorial.com/bushmasters.htm This web page contains information on the history of the bushmasters.
www.army.mil/cmh-pg/art/p-p/usaia/cuidado.htm This web page shows a painting of the Bushmasters in battle, along with some brief Bushmaster history.
www.fas.org/irp/eprint/arens/chap1.htm This web page contains information on the Bushmasters involvement in Operation Olympic, the invasion of Japan.
www.army.mil/cmh-pg/brochures/new-guinea/ng.htm This web page contains information on the Army's WWII campaigns in New Guinea. The 158th is mentioned several times.
http://d21c.com/StanM/WhatsaBUSHMASTER This is a short web page containing information on Bushmaster history.

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Last Updated 3/17/07 -- R. Cordia