Fort Monmouth Football

Camp Alfred Vail  (1917-1924)

Fort Monmouth Signaleers

Orange & White

Home Fields: Frawley Field; Greely Field; Signaleer Field

Also called Giants (late 1940s)
Camp Alfred Vail

1918
11/2   W 26-0         Camp Dix (H)
11/9   L  0-27        Brickley's Naval Transport, Hoboken, at The Polo Grounds, N.Y.
11/23  L  0-33        Fort Slocum
11/28  T  0-0         Fort Hancock Sandy Hook Ordinance Dept., at Romson Country Club, Red Bank, N.J.
.      W  7-0         Fort Hancock

1921
.       W 13-0        Fort Hancock
11/20   L             Beauvais Post (Staten Island)

1922
11/5     ?         at Beauvais Post, Staten Island
.       W 67-0        Fort Hancock
.        ?            Mitchel Field Aviators
11/22   W 26-0        Governors Island
11/29    ?         at Fort Totten

1923
.       W 19-0        Fort Hancock
.       W 60-0        Fort Hancock

1924
.      W
.      W
.      W
.      W
10/25  L  0-13     at Governors Island 16th Infantry
11/1   W 54-0      at Miller Field, New Dorp, Staten Island
.      W 33-0         Fort Hancock

Fort Monmouth

1925
.      L  0-13        Fort Jay (Governors Island)  [called Camp Vail]

1926

1927
11/13  W              Fort Jay  (prob. win)
   2nd Corps Area Harbor Posts League Championship
11/20 postponed    at Fort Totten, at Bayside	 
11/27  L  0-9         Fort Totten, at Fort Hamilton	

1928

1929
1st Signal Corp
11/24  W 14-0      at Fort Hamilton
11/28  T  0-0         Brooklyn Naval Hospital (H) [NOTE: This may be a Fort Hamilton game]

1930
15th Signal Service Company
.      L  0-14        Fort Hancock  6-13?
.      L  0-2         Fort Hancock
11/23  W 12-7      at Fort Hamilton  att: 600

1931
9/27   L  0-28     at Fort Totten
10/11  W  6-0         Fort Hamilton (H)
10/31  L  0-20        All-Collegiates, at Municipal Field, Bergen Place {benefit} [orig, sched. at Asbury Park]
11/11  L  0-14        Fort Hancock, at Red Bank, N.J.

1932  ["2 losses in 12 starts"]  Coach Reynolds
9/     W              Leonardo Field Club
9/     L  6-13        Fort Totten (H)
10/23  W 19-6         Fort Monmouth (H)  1,000
11/6   W 12-0      at Fords Corner  1,200
11/12  W 14-6         Fort Hancock, at Red Bank, NJ  3,000-4,000
11/20   ?          at Fort Howard (Md.)
11/24  W 19-0         Freehold Bears (H)
12/4    ?             Bradley Beach Collegiates
12/10  L  6-20        Rutgers "B", at Red Bank Stadium  (benefit)  att: 800

1933  (~7-1-2)  coach- Chaplain Maurice W. Reynolds
10/1   canceled       Fords Recreation Club (Ford, NJ) (H)
10/1   T  0-0         Freehold Bears (H)  att: 500
10/8   W 31-0         West End Wildcats of Long Branch (H)
10/15  W 13-0      at West Point Enlisted Men
10/22  W 12-6         Leonardo Field Club (H)  2,000
10/29  T  7-7         Fort DuPont (H)   [not W 46-0 as written later in season]
11/5   W 27-0         West Point Enlisted Men (H)
11/11  W 27-0         Fort Hancock, at Asbury Park  3-4,000
11/19  L  0-30    at  Army Medical School, Carlisle Barracks   30-0???
11/26  W 12-6         Keyport Field Club (H)
11/30  W 18-6         Fort Jay (H)  1,500  ["now 9-1-0"]  (at Oceanport, NJ)
.      no game        Rutgers J.V.

1934  (5-4-0)
9/30   W 25-0         South Amboy Tigers (H)
10/7   W 35-0         Swift Ramblers of New Brunswick (H)
10/14  W 34-0         Point Pleasant A.C. (H)
10/21  W 45-0      at West Point Enlisted Men
10/28  L  0-6         West End Wildcats (H)
11/4   L  7-14        Carlisle Army Medical School (H)
11/11  W 33-6         Fort Hancock, at Freehold
11/18  L 19-20     at Fort DuPont, at Wilmington
11/25  L  6-12        Leonardo F.C. (H)  6-13?

1935
10/6   W 21-0         South Amboy Tigers (H)
10/13  L              Keyport A.C. (H)
10/20  W  7-0         Fort Totten
11/3   W 19-6         Red Bank Quadrangles (H)
11/17  rain out       ? (postponed)
11/24  W 13-12        Leonardo F.C. (H) [Leo F.C. undefeated before; Ft. Monmouth "3 losses"]
12/1   W 27-6         West End Wildcats

1936  coaches- Jack Robertson, Paul Balas
10/4    ?             New Brunswick Merchants (H)
10/11  W 32-0         Fort Hancock (H)
10/18  W 14-0         Freehold Rug Mill (H)
10/25  L  0-25        Fort Jay (H) at Oceanport, N.J.  3,000
10/27  L  0-34        Carlisle Barracks
11/8   W 19-0         Red Bank Quadrangles (H)
11/15  L  0-14        Carlisle Army Barracks  (loss #3)
11/22  L  0-13        West End Wildcats (H)
11/29  W  6-0         Leonardo Field Club (H)  3,000

1937   Monmouth County Semi-Pro Conference
10/17  L  0-20        Red Bank Quadrangles (H) [Ft. Monmouth 0-1-1 after game]
11/11  L  6-18        Fort Hancock, at Red Bank Field

1938   Monmouth County Conference (0-6-0 conf.)
10/9   L  0-12        Long Beach A.C. (H)
10/16  W  6-0         Leonardo F.C.(H)  [?]
10/23  L              South Amboy Tigers (H)
10/30  L  2-15        Freehold Gulistans (H)
11/6   L  0-7      at Red Bank Quadrangles, Pirate Park (orig. at Long Beach Speedway) (benefit)
11/11  L  6-7         Fort Hancock (H)
11/27 postponed       Leonardo F.C.  {benefit}
12/4    ?          at Leonardo F.C., HS Field  {benefit}

1939  Monmouth-Ocean Lg.
11/1    ?             Newark Woodside Tigers (H)
11/8   L 12-13        Red Bank Qadrangles (H)
11/19  L  6-7      at Leonardo F.C., H.S. Field  1,500

1940

1941  (9-1-0) [Monmouth County Semi-Pro Football Conference Champions][2nd Corp Area Champions]
.      W 33-0         Freehold Gulistans
10/5   W 14-7         Long Branch A.C. [before 10/10]
.      W 38-0         Bloomfield A.C.
10/18  L  0-26     at Rutgers  8,000
10/26  canceled       Fort Totten [Ft. Totten sent on maneuvers]
10/26  W 25-0         Perth Amboy Greyhounds
11/2   W 36-0         Fort Hancock, at Asbury Park H.S. Stadium  4,500 [benefit]
11/9   W 27-0      at Carlisle Barracks
11/16  W 46-0         Fort Hamilton, at Union City
11/23  W 33-0         Leonardo Field Club
11/30  W 28-0         Fort DuPont

1942 (5-3-2)
9/15   L  0-19     at Manhattan College [SCRIMMAGE]
9/20  canceled        Philadelphia Defense (H)
9/22  scrimmage    at Fordham
9/26   L  0-39     at Columbia  "1,000's"  [charity game]
10/4   W 13-0         Scranton (H)  3,000
10/10  L  3-7      at Lafayette
10/18  T 14-14        Manhattan Beach Coast Guard Training Station (H)  5,000
10/24  W 13-2      at Army Plebes  1,000
11/1   W 32-0         Fort Upton (H)
11/8  canceled        Indiantown Gap M.R.
11/8   W 46-0         Lancaster Presidents (pro) (H)
11/14  T  0-0      at Rutgers  2,500
    U.S. Army Service Command championship (2nd Area):
11/29  W  6-0         Fort Totten (H)

1943-1945   No team   

1946   coach- Master Sgt. Felix Moryl
10/2   L  0-27     at Army Plebes
10/12  L  0-39        Scranton College
10/19   ?             Philadelphia Brown Bombers (Collegiates) (H)
   Team disbanded because too many players transferred out of base.
11/2   canceled       Rutgers Freshmen (H)
11/8   canceled    at Columbia Freshmen
11/10  canceled    at Leonardo Field Club
11/16  canceled       1st Army Headquarters (Fort Jay)
11/17  canceled    at Argonne Post
11/23  canceled    at Connecticut State Teachers College

1947  coach- Major Fertig    [First Army Football Conference]
9/20   W 60-0      at Long Branch High School  [scrimmage]
9/28   T  0-0         Camp Kilmer (H)
10/3   W 20-0      at 1st Army HQ (Fort Jay)
10/12  no game        Pine Camp (H) (night)
10/12  W 19-0         West Point Army Base (H)  [orig. scheduled 10/26]
10/17  W  9-0      at Murphy General Hospital (Waltham, Mass.) (night)
10/26  W 40-0         Mitchel Field (H)  4,500
10/31  L  0-6      at Camp Kilmer Eagles  2,500
11/9   L  6-13        Fort Jay (H)  [orig. sched. 10/31]
11/15   ?          at Pine Camp
11/23   ?             Murphy General Hospital (H)
11/28   ?          at West Point Army Base (Post)

1948  coach- Bill van Lenten
9/    scrimmage       Upsala College
9/26   L  0-26        Bergen Junior College, at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City
10/2   L  7-27     at Montclair Teachers College  1,200
10/8   W 20-0         West Point Post (H) (night)  5,500
10/16  W 12-9      at Adelphi College, Freeport Municipal Stadium (night)  3,000  (10/15?)
10/22   ?          at West Point Post
10/29   ?             Fort Jay (H) (night)
11/5   L  0-20        Camp Kilmer (H) [for 1st Army Championship]
11/14   ?             Fort Jay (H)
11/19   ?          at Camp Kilmer

1949  (7-3-0) coach- Bill Vin Lenten  [1st Army champs]  pos. 8-3-0, win over "service team"
9/      L?            Belmar Yellow Jackets (pro)  [Ft. Monmouth scores 1 TD, must be loss] [THIS MIGHT BE 1942]
9/16    ?          at Long Branch Indians (pro)
9/23   W 33-7      at Montclair Teachers (H) 3,000 (night)
10/7   W              Camp Kilmer (H) (L?
10/14  W 25-13        West Point Military Attachment (H) (night)
10/22  L  0-46     at Adelphi College, Freeport Municipal Stadium  3,000
10/28  W  6-0      at Trenton Teachers  [43rd straight without a win, NCAA record at time, 0-39-4 since 1938] 10/29?
11/5   W 53-0      at Fort Devens Hornets
11/11  canceled       Signal Corp Photographers of Astoria (H) [many players transferred]
11/11  W 39-0         Leonardo F.C. (H)
11/18  L  7-20        Glassboro State (H)
      Post-Season game:
12/4   W 12-0      at Kindley A.F.B., Bermuda 
6-Man Tackle
1st Army Flag Football Championships (double elimination)
Fort Monmouth won tournament!! 

1950  Cancel schedule
9/23   canceled    at New Haven State Teachers
9/29   canceled       Aberdeen Proving Grounds (H) (night)
10/6   canceled    at Hofstra
10/13  canceled       Princeton J.V. (H) (night)
10/21  canceled       Temple Frosh
10/28  canceled    at Trenton State Teachers 
11/11  canceled       Arnold College (H)
11/18  canceled    at Glassboro State

1951  [8/31/1951: drop 9 game schedule 1951, sched. picked up by Camp Kilmer]
No team

1952
6-Man Tackle
1st Army Flag Football Championships, at Camp Edwards (double elimination)
11/    W 48-0         Fort Jay (Governor's Island) 
11/    W 39-0         Camp Edwards
11/    W 20-6         Camp Kilmer
11/21  W 19-7         Camp Devens

1953  (8-2-0)
9/25   L  6-20        Camp Le Jeune (N.C) (H) (night)  7,500  9/19?
10/2   W 33-0      at Cape May Coast Guard  (night)
10/10  W 32-7      at Parris Island Marines
10/18  W 33-0      at Westover A.F.B.  5,500
10/23  W 52-0         Fort Meade Generals (H)  7,500
10/30  W 47-6         Edgewood Arsenal (Md.) (H) (night)  (47-0?)
11/7   L  0-18     at Bollings A.F.B., Arnold Stadium, D.C.  1,500
11/11  W 35-20        Fort Devens Hornets (H)
11/    W 26-14        Little Creek Amphibians
11/28  W 20-9         Fort Lee (Va.) (H)
12/4   canceled       Fort Dix (H) (night) [canceled by Ft. Dix]

1954  (5-6-0)
9/    scrimmage       Bainbridge Naval Base
9/11  scrimmage    at Upsala College
9/18   W 46-13     at Ashland Miners (at Pottsville, Pa.) (pro)  4,000 (exhibition) (benefit)  
10/1   W 15-7         Little Creek Amphibs (Norfolk) (H)  7,000
10/8   W 13-7         Fort Eustis (H) (night)  5,500
10/15  L 13-20        Parris Island Marines (H) (night)
10/23  L  7-22     at Fort Belvoir Engineers, Pullen Field  6,500
10/29  L  0-28     at Fort Lee (Va.) at Nowak Field  5,500
11/5   W 26-0      at Parris Island, Donohue Field
11/12  L 18-38        Bolling A.F.B. (H) (night)  5,500
11/20  W  7-2      at Camp Le Jeune
11/25  L  7-40     at Quantico Marines, Butler Stadium, Washington, D.C.
12/4   L 14-32        Fort Belvoir (H)

1955 (5-5-0)   coach- Dick Prior (Ark. '53)  new field: Signaleers Field
9/23   L  7-14     at West Chester Teachers College (night)
10/1   W 21-12        Camp Devens (H)
10/7   L  7-13     at Fort Eustis, Wheel Field  4,500  (night)
10/15  W  7-6         West Point "B" team (H)
10/22  L  7-46     at Bolling A.F.B., Arnold Field  9,000  [T.V.]
10/29  W 26-20     at Fort Dix  5,000  10/30 ?
11/5   L 10-25     at Fort Belvoir, Pullen Field
11/11  W 21-7         Fort Lee (Va.) (H)  3,000
11/19  W 38-0         Norfolk 3rd A.A.A. Canoneers (H)
11/24  L  3-10        Quantico Marines (H)

6-Man Tackle
1st Army Flag Football Championships (double elimination)
Final:
11/    W 25-6         Fort Dix
Fort Monmouth won tournament!!

1956  (0-8-0)  coach- Nick Chickillo
9/15  scrimmage?      Bordentown Reformatory
9/22   L  0-6         Norfolk Army Cannoneers, at Virginia Beach HS  (night) [orig. sched. at Fort Monroe]
9/29   L  0-40        Fort Belvoir (H)  3,500
10/5   L  0-20     at Army J.V. (West Point "B"), Clinton Field
10/13  L  0-49     at Camp LeJeune, Liverledge Field  7,500
10/20  L  0-34        Fort Dix (H)
10/27  L  7-19        Mitchel Air Force Base Commanders (H)
11/10  canceled       Fort Eustis (H)
11/10  L  7-13     at Fort Lee
11/28  L  0-34     at Quantico Marines, Butler Stadium, D.C.

6-Man Tackle
1st Army Flag Football Championships, at Fort Monmouth (double elimination)
11/13  T  0-0         Fort Niagara  [Niagara wins on total yards]
11/13  L  0-20        Fort Devens
11/14  L  0-6         Fort Tilden
     [Note: Ft. Monmouth L 6-13 Fort Totten was actually Fort Wadsworth's loss]

1957
Signaleers
9/14   W 19-0         Bordentown Reformatory (exhibition)
9/21   L 13-14     at Anacostia Naval, at Washington, D.C.
10/5   L  6-12     at Quonset Point Naval, Rhode Island
10/12  L  7-30        Fort Lee (H)
10/19  W 14-0      at Fort Meade
10/26  L  7-24        Bainbridge (H)
11/1   L  6-19     at Mitchel Field CONAC A.F.B. Volunteers (night) [Monmouth 1-5 after]
11/9   W 14-6         Newport Navy (H)  att: 100
11/16   ?             West Point "B" (H)  [pos. W if 3-6 doesn't count exh. & 2nd Ft. Meade didn't happen]
.      W  5-0         Fort Meade  Not sure of this game
11/28  L  0-46     at Fort Dix  [Fort Monmouth 3-6 after game]

6-Man Tackle
1st Army Flag Football Championships (double elimination)
11/    W 24-14        West Point
11/    W 22-0         Fort Devens
11/    W 33-0         63rd A.A.A. Group
Semi-Final:
11/    W  6-0         Fort Dix
Final:
11/15  W  7-6         Fort Dix

1958
1st Army Flag Football Championships, at Fort Devens (double elimination)
11/17  W 20-6         Fort Wadsworth
11/18  W 16-14        West Point
11/19  T  6-6         Fort Dix  [Ft. Dix wins on yardage 28-0 on overtime plays]
11/19  W 12-0         63rd A.A.A. Group
11/    L  0-24        Fort Devens

1959
1st Army Flag Football Championships, at West Point (double elimination)
11/18  W 38-0         Fort Hancock
11/19  W 28-26        West Point
11/19  W 58-0         Brooklyn Army Base (Bay Ridge)
11/20  L 24-28        Fort Devens
11/20  L 22-32        West Point

1960
1st Army Flag Football Championships, at West Point (double elimination)
11/15  W 44-0         Army Pictoral Center (Astoria)
11/15  W 38-14        Fort Hancock
11/    L 34-52        Fort Dix
11/    L              Fort Hancock

Note: 6 man intramural football played from at least 1949 through 1970s.

1974
[Pfc. Marlene (Mickey) LaMothe one of the players]

Notes:
       •Near site of Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, Revolutionary War: The last battle of that War of Independence fought in the north June 28, 1778, although inconclusive, it proved that the Continental Army could fight the British on equal terms. This is the battle where Molly Pitcher took over for her downed husband in aiding the troops.
       •Site of first Monmouth Racetrack 1871; rebuilt 1893. New Jersey banned horseracing in 1896, the “Jersey Derby” moved from Monmouth Racetrack to Churchill Downs and was renamed the “Kentucky Derby.”
       •Civil War camp for mustering departing troops.
       •The U.S. Army Signal Corps began March 3, 1863.
       •Opened as Camp Little Silver June 17, 1917.
       •Renamed Camp Alfred Vail September 17,1917.
       •Alfred Vail (1807-1859) from Morristown was the inventor of Morse Code.
       •Bred and trained carrier pigeons and passenger pigeons for and after First World War. Relocated 1943 to Camp Chowder, Maryland, the birds returned in 1946. Served in Korean War as well, the pigeon program lasted to 1957.
       •Renamed Fort Monmouth 1925.
       •Fort Monmouth Signal School opened 1919.
       •First radio controlled weather balloon launched from Ft. Monmouth.
       •In 1946, radar was bounced off the moon from the Diana Tower at Fort Monmouth.
       •Satellites from the earliest Vanguards (1958) developed here; night vision glasses (1968); Defribrillator Pacemaker (1972); laser rangefinder & lithium batteries (1974) among many other inventions out of the Fort.
       •U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS) moved to Ft. Monmouth from Fort Wadsworth 1979; transferred to Fort Jackson, S.C., 1995.
       •Currently home to U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) from 1973), Army Materiel Command (AMC from 1962) and U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS), AKA West Point Prep, established 1946.

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