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.|