History Center Archives
Cuban refugees ...
One bus filled with
Cuban refugees pulls out of a Fort McCoy area to go to an
out-processing area. These refugees went to Fort Chaffee, Ark.,
in September 1980. On the right side juveniles who remained
behind for the time being look on from behind a fence. Fort
McCoy is celebrating a “Century of Service to America”
On this date ...
Sept. 4, 1942: Building of a new USO at Sparta
received presidential approval.
50,000 visitors had seen Camp McCoy when it officially
opened the Sunday before.
Sept. 11, 1942: A metal-scrap collecting campaign by
Boy Scouts was planned at the camp under the direction of
Sept. 11, 1943: Large discharge unit organized here.
Sept. 18, 1943: Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair termed the
2nd Infantry Division a grand outfit.
Sparta USO opened.
McCoy helped to sell $1 million in bonds.
Sept. 8, 1950: The 887th Field Artillery, a Reserve
unit from the Green Bay area, was the first contingent of
troops to arrive at newly reactivated Camp McCoy.