On this date ...
A, of the third Field Artillery U.S. Army reached Camp
Robinson completing a 280 mile "hike" from Fort
Sheridan. Observers noted the Soldiers failed to show the
slightest bit of fatigue from their journey as they entered
the camp for training.
1919: The 350
Soldiers at Camp Robinson were to be replaced by civilians,
according to Lt. Karl L. Theilscher, a Camp Robinson officer.
Many young men and boys were finding employment at Camp
Robinson sealing up the stables to provide storage space.
Uncle Sam fed them for 90 cents a day. They worked eight hours
a day and were making a good wage during vacation.
Scouts planted trees at Camp McCoy.
Gen. WM. R. Schmidt gave 76th "battle" talk. McCoy
opened baseball season by whipping Goobers.
1945: A photo
by Pfc. Harold was judged the best in the command contest.
Japanese POWs escape.
influx of Camp McCoy families was definitely reflected in the
vital statistics for Monroe County received this week by
County Clerk Edwin G. Monick. A total of 343 marriages were
performed and births numbered 1,063. Sparta High School was
awarded $10,712 in federal aid for the 1951-52 school year as
compensation for the extra burden it is assuming by the influx
of Camp McCoy families.
of the Women’s Army Corps at Camp McCoy joined with WACs
throughout the world in commemorating the silver anniversary
of the Corps.
McCoy received Cuban Refugee Operation funding guidance.
McCoy commander (Col. William J. Moran) received Department of
the Army message subject: Selection of additional refugee
facilities, which tasked FORSCOM commander to establish a
15,000-capacity refugee facility at Fort McCoy by May 29.
State Department inspectors check Fort McCoy for possible
Kosovo refugee mission.