History Center Archives
Thanksgiving dinner ...
A Camp McCoy mess hall (dining facility) is
ready to offer Soldiers all the trimmings and a holiday setting
for a Thanksgiving meal in 1937. Soldiers have eaten many meals
prepared at dining areas throughout the years. Fort McCoy is
observing “A Century of Service to America” throughout 2009.
On this date ...
Nov. 6, 1942: Sparta rent prices were frozen as of
Barracks for Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps were nearing
Nov. 13, 1942: Limited Service School activated at
Nov. 13, 1943: Post helped to raise $20,000 for Army
Emergency Relief by assisting in the staging of the premiere
of Irving Berlin’s “This is the Army.”
Nov. 4, 1944: The "It's the McCoy" radio show was
praised as "outstanding" by WTMJ and Wisconsin Network
Nov. 11, 1944: A brilliant record was hung up by the
combined maintenance shops: 1,700,000 war articles returned
to service in a year.
Nov. 6, 1950: Maintenance crews have been on the job
continuously since the federal government in September
stepped up activity. A new chimney went up in the motor
repair shop, mess halls were painted and steps repaired.
Nov. 9, 1951: Five Korean veterans assigned to the
68th Engineer Combat Group received Bronze Star medals
during a formal retreat parade. The medals, presented by
Col. T.C. Lighthouse, commanding officer of the 68th, were
awarded for meritorious service beyond the call of duty
while serving with 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. Receiving
the awards were Sgt. Carl F. Stout, Cpl. Richard J. Ksobiech,
and Pfc. Kenneth K. Bierschback all of the 115th Engineer
Combat Battalion, and Sgt. Jose E. Lugo, and Cpl. Stanley H.
Adams with the 31st Engineer Combat Battalion.
Nov. 7, 1980: The last military support unit for the
Cuban Refugee operations returned to Fort Knox, Ky. Fort
McCoy support mission has officially ended.