To the Editor,

One thing that I love about Dundalk is its history. One aspect was the fact that we had our own army base right on Dundalk Ave., from 1918 to 1974, Fort Holabird. It was established as the Army’s first motor training transport center and depot during WWI. It trained thousands to drive and repair different military vehicles including the first Jeeps.

During WWII, Fort Holabird was the largest Army Signal Depot. It also contained the US Army Intelligence School and Counter Intelligence Records Facility from 1945 until 1972, when it closed.

In summary, Fort Holabird was an integral part of the Dundalk-East Baltimore community for well over 50 years. Today, Fort Holabird is largely part of the memories of those who served, worked and interacted with the post and its personnel.

Thank you for considering this information which I represent as my fondness for Dundalk.

Phil Ostrander

Former Soldier

Fort Holabird, MD

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