held their 60th ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION in Danville, PA on July 18-22, 2007. During the general membership meeting held on July 21, 2007, the membership in attendance, in accordance with the organization by-laws, unanimously voted to discontinue the annual conventions of the organization and formally disband. Therefore, the organization is no longer accepting new membersand there are no current membership listings available.
This website will continue to be maintained with information and stories from the men and women who served in Iran during World War II.
Please be patient with us as we continue to add information about this
"SECRET MISSION" which involved hauling supplies to the Russians via the Persian Corridor during WWII, and the men and women who made it all happen.
The Persian Gulf Command Veterans Organization of WWII was established after WWII as a "social" organization and remained in that status for over 60 years until it's disbandment in 2007. The PGCVO did notmaintain or have access to any military service records or any other military legal documentation on its membership. The extent of our membership information consisted of name, address, unit served.
If you are looking for service records or other military documentation, please contact the approriate US Government department to obtain this information on your veteran.
NEWS RELEASE: ALL WWII PGC VETERANS (all welcome to attend)
Army to mark 70th Anniversary of Transportation Corps
Published: February 6, 2012
FORT EUSTIS, Va. – This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps on July 31, 1942. To mark the event, a four-day Transportation Corps Conference will be held beginning July 25 at Fort Eustis.
Opening ceremonies will be held at the Fort Eustis Transportation Museum with the dedication of the rail pavilion currently under construction. The pavilion will include recently acquired Alco RSD1 8011. It was built in March 1941 for the Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay as RS1 No. 902. In 1942 it was requisitioned by the Army for overseas service, remanufactured into a six-axle RSD1, and shipped to the Persian Gulf for use on the Trans Iranian Railroad. At war’s end it went to the Alaska Railroad as No. 1034, and in 1975 was transferred to the U.S. Department of Transportation Test Track in Pueblo, Colo. Eight years later it donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The engine eventually moved to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania at Strasburg, Pa. Because of it lacked covered display space, the museum returned the locomotive to the Army, which will display it at Fort Eustis.
The dedication ceremony will be followed by tours and special activities at the museum that are open to the public. A complete listing of conference activities at both Fort Eustis and Fort Lee will be posted at the Transportation School’s website at www.transchool.lee.army.mil.
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This page was last updated: May 19, 2012
TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE
PERSIAN GULF COMMAND VETERANS ORGANIZATION OF WORLD WAR II....
The organization is proud to announce that a monetary donation of $15,000 was presented to the
National Mall Memorial Park
on behalf of the
PERSIAN GULF COMMAND VETERANS ORGANIZATION OF WORLD WAR II.
In a letter to Superintendent Margaret O'Dell, National Mall Memorial Park department,
the PGCVO expressed the intent and use of the funds to be designated for the upkeep and
maintenance of the
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL.
A special "thank you" to all our members who throughtout the past 60 + years