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Throughout 2009, Fort McCoy will celebrate a Century of Service to America. Each issue of The Real McCoy Online will feature a historical photo and tidbits of history from our past.

Photo: Artillerymen advance on Weasel-drawn sleds of ammunition during a logistics training exercise at Camp McCoy. The temperature at the time was 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit with a heavy snowfall. Fort McCoy is celebrating ‘A Century of Service’ during 2009. (History Center Photo)
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Artillerymen advance ...

Artillerymen advance on Weasel-drawn sleds of ammunition during a logistics training exercise at Camp McCoy. The temperature at the time was 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit with a heavy snowfall. Fort McCoy is celebrating ‘A Century of Service’ during 2009.

On this date ...

March 6, 1943: New Sparta United Service Organization (USO) reported definitely assured.

March 13, 1943: Red Cross drive underway. USO units opened in Eau Claire and Winona.

March 20, 1943: 2nd Infantry returned from winter maneuvers in Michigan. 177th Field Artillery unit arrived at Camp McCoy.

March 27, 1943: Limited Service School added fifth week of training.

March 4, 1944: McCoy’s war bond sales exceeded quotas. Soldier volunteer donations opened Red Cross drive.

March 11, 1944: Army’s first meat-cutting plant opened at McCoy. McCoy purchased $288,494 in extra bonds.

March 18, 1944: Col. George MacMullin honored military civilian workers. Maj. Wayne King’s all-star show visited post.

March 25, 1944: Gen. McNair inspected 76th at Michigan maneuver area.

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