Historic California Posts, Camps, Stations and Airfields
Camp John H. Beacom
(Camp U.S. Troops)
Order of Battle of United States Land Forces in the World War (1931-1949)
A semipermanent camp located at Calexico, Imperial County, it was formerly known as Camp U.S. Troops. Named in honor of Colonel John H. Beacon, 6th Infantry, the post was established for border patrol duties during the Mexican Revolution, 1911-20. The Cavalry Journal shows that Troop F, 11th Cavalry Regiment abandoned the post on 15 August 1920. Headquarters for Southern California Sector, Mexican Border Patrol. During World War I the site was garrisoned by Fort Baker's 2nd Company, Coadt Defense of San Francisco.
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