World War II

Book Review: The Sam Carlile Story

I came across The Sam Carlile Story – A World War II Veteran’s Remembrances on eBay and immediately ordered the book, which came with a signed photograph. I was thrilled when I received a message and recent photographs from Mr. Carlile through eBay! Mr. Carlile is a World War II 8th Air Force Veteran. His […]

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Veteran Snapshots: Flying Fish

Flying Fish on “R & R” … These photographs were in the collection of Lt Robert Smith and depict a little “R & R” while visiting Cape Cod, Massachusetts. ‘Me’ would be Lt Robert “Bobby” Smith, and his friends are Lt. D.H. Stouch and Hyman. No other identification is marked on the photographs, but it […]

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World War I

Camp Travis

San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Camp Travis was established in July 1917, adjoining the permanent U.S. Army post, Fort Sam Houston. The camp, which had a capacity of just under 43,000 men, was set up to train the 90th “Tough ‘Ombres” Infantry Division (National Army). The 90th was comprised of selective service inductees primarily from […]

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World War I

Camp Funston

Camp Funston, with a capacity for some 43,000 soldiers, was established in July 1917. It was used as a temporary training cantonment within the permanent U. S. Army post, Fort Riley, for the 89th Infantry Division (National Army).

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