” Jan 12 – Arrived at POE, Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, Calif. This is it. Alerted as soon as we arrived.” “POE” stands for point of embarkation (meaning the place at which they will load on to the ships to leave). Camp Stoneman was used as a major staging area for the Army during WWII and the Korean War. Basically meaning it was one of the final places you went before you were deployed. This entry is very important because it the final one Mike wrote before he deployed out into the war.