|Civilian employees played a pivotal role at Fort McCoy
during World War II by performing various administrative duties.
A view of a federal civilian
office at Camp McCoy in the 1940s. The Fort McCoy Public Affairs
Office is seeking similar clothing to help design a period
display in the Commemorative Area.
(History Center photo)
To highlight this significant contribution, a period display is being
designed in building 843, the administrative facility in the
Currently, the building contains desks, file cabinets and chairs from
that era, but other office-type items are needed to make the scene look
Of particular need are civilian clothes from that period. Five life-like
mannequins, three female and two male, are on order to support this
“Veterans and Family members have been extremely generous with donating
World War II military uniforms that we use throughout the Commemorative
Area,” said Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer Linda Fournier.
“We are asking that you comb your attics, basements, and other storage
areas for 1940s-era civilian clothes that may be hiding there, and then
consider donating these items,” Fournier said.
If you have clothing items that you would like to donate to the Fort
McCoy Commemorative Area or would like more information, contact the
Public Affairs Office at 608-388-2407.