On this date ...
July 13, 1914: The
Fourth Regiment Band, South Dakota, National Guard treated the
locals to a concert that the Monroe County Democrat described
as "one of the finest that all present would remember for
many a day." The concert was held in front of the Hotel
July 7, 1915:
Sparta Postmaster Rice spent the day at Camp Robinson
assisting the postmaster there. It was payday at the camp and
many of the boys were sending their money home.
July 3, 1943: Big
Camp McCoy Soldier Show began gathering talent. 48 Camp Women’s
Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) receive promotions. In an
exclusive story "the Real McCoy" revealed the WAACs
had been made a part of the Army.
July 1, 1944: Allied
battle victories sent McCoy Bond sales over $115,000.
July 8, 1944:
McCoy teams stole show in state baseball tourney. 76th beat
the post for title. Bond sales totaled $311,412.
July 1, 1952:
Field training under combat-experienced instructors from Korea
faced the Army Organized Reserve units that took part in
summer duty at Camp McCoy. Korean veterans who acted as
instructors brought the battlefield experience to the members
of the reserve units training at Camp McCoy.
July 1, 1956: Sparta
postmaster announces that civilians would carry the mail to
Camp McCoy. In previous years, the Army brought the mail to
and from camp. The Public Affairs Office gave no explanation
why the Army was dropping the service.
July 1, 1963: Camp
McCoy was given a new five-digit ZIP code (54656) that went
July 1, 1973: Camp
McCoy became an installation under the newly formed U.S. Army
Forces Command (FORSCOM).
July 2, 1980: Cuban
Refugee Operations support financial obligations totaled $18.9