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Lieutenant Colonel J.I. Martin, Executive Officer, Medical Replacement Center, Camp Grant.

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Nokomo Heights public housing in the 2800 block of Kishwaukee Street. Several African American residents stand by the building. Built and operated by the county, Nokomo Heights was transferred to the Rockford Housing Authority in 1965. In 1969 the…

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Great lines of soldiers performing deep knee squats, with barracks and trees in the background.

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A crowd of soldiers in uniform stand with a civilian woman at the entrance to the Camp Grant Theater. Promotional posters advertise shows by Salty O'Rourke, Alan Ladd and Gail Russell.

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Depicts soldiers sitting and standing at a counter enjoying the company and refreshments. On the back: "Camp Grant, Illinois, located 4 miles south of Rockford has again been converted into an Army Camp." This suggests that this postcard is from…

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This card shows a line of soldiers next to a train with a water tower on the left in the distance. The soldiers' uniforms suggest this is World War II era.

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Shows many two-story barracks in neat rows. A handwritten date on the back (Aug. 5, 1941) suggests that this postcard is World War 11 era.

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Color rendering of the All Saints' Chapel with a cross over the door and a steeple towering above this while two soldiers stand in front.

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A large room with those above looking over a railing at the dancers and socializers mingling below. On back: "Dancing at the Camp Grant Service Club is enjoyed by every soldier. All types of entertainment are to be had here: include books, concerts,…

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Twelve separate views of camp experience labeled "arrival at camp," "aptitude tests," "our new living room," "in our new home," "headquarters flag," "colors on parade," "safety health inspection," "first army outfit," "recruit reception center Camp…

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Showing a marching band in front of a flagpole. On back: "Saluting Old Glory at Camp Grant, Illinois, is the Medical Department Replacement Center's military band. On this spot the cannon's thundering report is the signal for the raising of the flag…

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Groups of marching soldiers. On back: "A battalion of Camp Grant trainees passes in review on one of the camp's two spacious drill fields. In addition to their training for service with ambulance, collecting, clearing, station hospital and general…

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With counters on both sides and soldiers at tables in between, this is the place for "a cooling drink, a smoke, a pair of socks, a bar of soap - almost anything may be purchased at one of the United States Army's Post Exchange stores. This is an…

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With identical fences and lawns in front, these barracks almost seem like crackerbox houses in a row. On the back: "These are the barracks in which Uncle Sam's new soldiers get their first taste of army life. Located at Camp Grant's recruit…

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Four men beside an ambulance tending to a "wounded" soldier on a stretcher. On back: "In action in the field at Camp Grant, Illinois, these new soldiers are getting practical experience in litter, or stretcher bearing, and are learning how to…

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Personnel helping soldiers with their new uniforms. On back: "Welcome to Camp Grant, Soldier! You're in the Army, now! Thousands of new recruits are measured for shirts, caps, trousers and shoes each month at Camp Grant's recruit reception center.…

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Color guard in front with men marching behind and barracks in the background. On back: "Guarding the Stars and Stripes are these three soldiers as Camp Grant trainees pass in review during an afternoon parade on the south drill field. One of the two…

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Soldiers in bench seating watch and listen to a band on stage. On back: "This is a typical interior view of one of Camp Grant's recreation buildings. Here are brand new soldiers, listening attentively as a concert orchestra from nearby Rockford,…

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Aerial rendering of the crisscross patterns of roads, fields, and buildings that make up Camp Grant. On back: "Lower center is the Recruit Reception Center, where as many as 20,000 new soldiers may be outfitted and processed each month. Top left is…

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Beautiful sidelong view of the building surrounded by trees with an extensive screened-in porch on the side.

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Various clusters of units marching with a color guard in between.

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Colorful postcard with soldiers standing before a US flag top left and other camp scenes depicted within the letters of the words "Camp Grant." Postmarked Rockford IL on December 18, 1942.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts soldiers marching in units on a field with barracks in the background.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts two rows of barracks, one on the left and one on the right, with a sidewalk separating them.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts recent recruits being assisted with their new uniforms.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts two soldiers with rifles on either side of a sign reading, "Recruit Reception Center. U.S. Army.…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts various scenes of camp life.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts more scenes of varied camp life.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts rows of new civilian recruits mostly in coats and ties. A sign on the wall between the windows…

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts new recruits on benches while soldiers hand out paperwork for testing.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts an assembly of civilian recruits with their bags disembarking from trains.

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Contained in a souvenir booklet labeled "Set of Photographic Post Cards, Camp Grant, Illinois." Postmarked Rockford IL on June 3, 1942. This card depicts an aerial view of the Camp Grant complex of buildings and land.

Adams, Leonard - WW II.pdf
Born June 19, 1921, Leonard Adams served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. Adams served at Goose Bay, Labrador under Commander Bert J. Hassell. He died May 20, 2015.

Anderson, Richard - WW II veteran.pdf
Born in August 1913, Richard Anderson served in the National Guard and Army from 1939 to 1945. He died September 16, 2004.

Barnes, Glen - WW II.pdf
Born August 1913, Glen Barnes served in the Air Force from 1941 to 1945 as a Ball Gunner. He died November 2, 2013.

Blake, Richard - WW II veteran.pdf
Born September 6, 1921, Richard W. Blake served in U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1947. He died February 12, 2012.

Carlson, Warren - WW II.pdf
Born February 26, 1916, Warren Carlson served in the U.S Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945 as a pilot. He died April 23, 2010.

Conrad, Dwight - WW II.pdf
Born May 7, 1919, Dwight W. Conrad served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He died January 15, 1998.

Crawford, Joe H. - WW II.pdf
Born November 13, 1921 Joseph H. Crawford was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1941. He was discharged in 1945. He died February 7, 2005.

Dalmadge, Judson - WW II Veteran.pdf
Born July 12, 1923, Judson Dalmadge became a Naval Air Force Gunner.

Eck, Maxine - WW II.pdf
Born June 12, 1919, Maxine Eck served as an army Nurse from 1941 to 1944.

Elfstrom, Leroy W. - WW II Veteran.pdf
Born August 14, 1922, Leroy Elfstrom enlisted in the Air Force as a radio operator. He died July 9, 2006.

Erickson, Ray - WW II Veteran.pdf
Born March 30, 1919, Ray Erickson joined the army in 1942.

Fransen, Nels Gunnar - WW II.pdf
Born February 10, 1924, Nels Gunnar Fransen joined the Air Force as a pilot. He died May 31, 2010.

Gilbert, Thomas D. - WWII final.pdf
Born January 19, 1921, Thomas D. Gilbert enlisted in the Air Force from 1942 to 1944 as radio operator. He spent time in the Nazi prisoner of war camp Stalag 17B in Austria. He died April 9, 1998.

Hutchinson, Earl - WW II.pdf
Born December 4, 1921, Earl Hutchinson was drafted into the Army. He died November 8, 2001.

Lind, Carl Edward - WW II.pdf
Born about 1924, Carl E. Lind enlisted in the Airforce as navigator in July 1943. He was discharged in June 1945. Carl died January 9, 2019.

Nelson, Charles - WW II.pdf
Born May 19, 1922, Charles Nelson was drafted in December 1942 into the Army Air Force. He died September 21, 2013.

NOTT, Fred G. (Ted) - WW II.pdf
Born in 1920, Fred Nott (also known as Ted Nott), joined the Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He died May 13, 2000.

Olson, Stanton R. - WWII.pdf
Born January 16, 1923, Stanton R. Olson joined the Air Force from 1942 to 1945 as a navigator. He remained in the reserves and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He died October 7, 2001.

Persinger, Robert , WWIIs.pdf
Born September 29, 1923, Robert Persinger was drafted in 1943 and became an Army tank commander. Persinger helped liberate the Ebensee Concentration Camp in Austria. He was discharged October 29, 1945. Persinger died November 19, 2018.

Sowle, John T. - WW II.pdf
Born 1920 , John T. Sowle joined the Marines as a pilot from 1942 to 1944. He died November 20, 2005.

Whitehead, John B. - WW II.pdf
Born September 10, 1923, John B. Whitehead was drafted in 1942. He served in the Navy until 1947.

Danaher, John - WW II.pdf
John Danaher was born February 14, 1920. He enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in August 1941 and served until December 1945. He died August 1, 1997.

V. Stewart & Jeanette Fisher - WW II Veterans.pdf
V. Stewart Fisher was born in 1918 and enlisted in the Army during World War II. He died October 7, 2005. Jeanette Fisher, born May 1917, volunteered as a nurse in 1943. She died November 21, 2012.

Geraghty, Joe - WW II.pdf
Born February 27, 1920, Joe Geraghty served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He died November 22, 2014.

Gray, Zane - World War II.pdf
Born November 8, 1923, Zane Grey joined the Navy in 1942. He died May 24, 2004.

Harker, Thomas B. - WW II.pdf
Born August 6, 1919, Thomas Harker joined the Army Air Corps as a pilot. He died April 29, 2013.

Heerens, Dr. Robert - WW II Veteran.pdf
Born July 1915, Dr. Robert Heerens became a hospital doctor with the Marines. He died October 19, 2014.

Hooper, Elmer - WW II veteran.pdf
Born July 12, 1924 , Elmer Hooper was trained as an Air Force tail gunner. He died February 14, 2008.
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