Camp Forrest
Tullahoma, Tennessee

Jeanie Zalmanek
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Email sent: Fri 10/12/2007 4:00 PM

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I was glad to see this site on here.  I believe it was in 1942 that we arrived in Tullahoma to live.  My father was at northern field as the first temporary commanding officer until the chosen CO arrived months later.  I remember going through Camp Forrest with my dad and seeing the POW's out there doing their chores.  It was a sight to behold for a little girl!  We lived in an area of houses that had been built to hold the influx of military arriving there in Tullahoma.  The troops did their maneuvers nearly in our back yard!  Where our back yard ended was lots of woods and I remember myself and the other neighbor kids sitting there watching the soldiers.  It was exciting to me to see all that.  Sometimes, the soldiers would come over and talk to us and tell us sometimes that they had a brother or sister about our age back home.  Of course to a seven year old girl they looked old but now I know they were very young and very homesick.  They were always very nice and talkative to us kids, I guess it looked like a little bit of home to them.  Just thought I would touch base with others that remember those days.  Of course, both my parents are gone now but I sure remember those days. 
 
 
 
Jeanie Zalmanek
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