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From June of 1943 to February of 1944, the 1210th Special Training Unit at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York taught pre-basic military training to thousands of illiterate, slow learning, and non-English-speaking soldiers in the United States Army. The training center at Fort Ontario conducted programs in disciplinary barracks, specialized military, technical, academic and vocational education.
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Wright, Christian and Mandzy, Adrian, "Private Pete Fights Illiteracy at Fort Ontario: The Men in Charge" (2023). 2023 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Poster Presentations. 53.
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