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( Vol. I, Ho. 7 ---6-t~-TH GEHERAL H·O·SP-IT-.A-J.. . ,- F-O-RT- J-.A-CIC-S·0}-7, S. C. 15 July 1943 ·- - -- ------"----'-----'-~ ACTIVATION DAY Last 15 July 1942, the 64tl1 General Rospi tal vms activated a..'1cl receive::'.. a cadre of 200 Eli fron the 56-Gh G0nore.1 Eosl?ital, it's parent organizntion. T"nis \·m.s the culmination of rumors t~.1.nt had been spl'ea.cling for severol \veeks • . Prior to the uctivation, the nei·.1'uers· of the 56tl-. had been given mass furJ.ol~ghs. After five deya of revell"J" ~1ci. fun t!1e boys bec;an to drift back to coJ:IJ.? VOl";.T sorry that the furlouehs uere ovr3rJ Houever, they i'lero fortu.;.1o.te in not having to go through that sfeg~ 'of home- ' sicl:ness that usually sets in \•1l1e;.1 me;.1 return to camn. They 1·rere ir.n.:ediat.ely .. . . ···~. -· . . . . thrown into the process of p;eth...-!.g,the ne\v 64th started; that provc.c1. to be quite a task, the boys soon founcl. out~ . 3cfore the men returned fror,1 their furlouGl•s on the 15th, Colonel Faust, the Co~v.1anding Officer of the ne\'1' +1os·}? i tal, had alree.cl.~r arrived anc1. ·s tarted· the administration \vorl:: flo\·rinG• : At first, one ·of the nany r:1·oblems •.vaG t:1at of hou~sfng. As t:1e cac1re of the 64th \·.rt\O conmosed of most .of the 56- · th, the former l;catecl its 0.Lf i:1 "tlHJ 56.rs area until SeJ?tGr,1ber. ~1.e;r t:1en mov~d to our presen·c area, the old :il' A l1utments. Tile first 6 . .:1y ·we r:\rl·ivecl and took ove..: by sq_uattor 1s rights, . the hutJ:~ents were a disap110intiUcnt, after the ra;~bl.:.. ing barracl:o, where everyone 1 s "uusiness vms everyone else's. The li t'~lo htl.tneatslook.; d rather neag.re nml tlle '~;lo\:t.,~jl t of being sequeotered in one of . t~GIU with total stranc:;ers caused·.'a mad scr[tliiblo , for tl1e choice huts v1itl1 bost poJ.s •. Af-:-t er about 10 r.1onths llere. we o.l~e e.,J,reed. ~1at hutrJenta are a vnst inproveuent over barracks.. :Especially on :l'riclo.Y nic..ht. Could you possibJ.y thro\;' 2 bucl~ etsful of water over a bo.rro.O:~ floor, spreD.(l it \'lith a broor.1 and bo ready for a Snturc1.C~,y inspection? i'iell , this is eas~r L1 the lmtr.:ents anc1. to this clay it is hou mnn:r of us snrnount the difficult~' of 11rer;_.,1;inG ·for inspecUon. (Capt. ' Jonai t~s . please overlook.---Ed. Ho te) .Uso, in· this· ten·ific lloat, a fev; bucketc;; of wnter or a quick washing of t~1e el~tire·lmtmm1t l·enve it con1;nratively coo:L •. · 6c.._r present locntio•1 .. at first \'las anno;.ring becnu.oo of lack of b"J.s acconodo. tions; no\'!, ~10\JOVer, the men h~VO 00- COf:.lO ~tsod to it and freely call their "inc1.ivid"llal lYatnents 11homc 11 • 11\'ro\v)ll .AdJiinistra'Give vro:~k of the hospitnl, t:leam-;hiJ.c, clicl not flag. Severa.l G. I. 1 s were run r::t,;;~;ecl 'Gr:jring to set up tl1eir sections. SGt 11 ~'L1i tey 11 Burbridge tio'\·ed his 911pplies anc1. equipment at leas 'li six tines 'oeforo finally settling in our pr.eseilt locntion. Tl1nt, no c1oubt, gn.vo 11 i\Thi tey 11 croci t for :..aving the oigt;est. hoaclnche of t1JJ. and caused hin to get . cl.ocirlecl.1~r s!.dnn~r in n stream-linec. Nay. :S:: the way, 111.'/:liteyn, have you as yet ·found those fonr flas:lliGhts you lost ''rhU e no·,rin&7 Sgt Reisin.:~ar in a tteupting to set up his 5orgoo.nt ~-iajor'a office, melted to o. noro shnc1ou of his foroer shadoiv• :·TJ.i.o midnight oil began to burn in enrnep ·t;. Sgts Russo, COj_111olly and Braun, t!1e last of Hi::on is no\·T a lucky civilinn, workecl late e~:~.c~1 night trying to cntch 1..cp on the 1)rovious duy 1 s \o;ork. Ra.vo ~rou fell o \·lS 7 · i.lhilo t!1is Has going on, Officers & lTnrses \'lore a:i.·riving frOL1 liew Orleans. Soon a, trni:.1L1.::; 1)ro~ram \ms organized for the r.wn in their hutnonts, which ena1) led the o;fficers to got to lm0\11 the pen and give encll one prac-:;ically in.iividual inst)."'Uction. Speo.king of the officers. hoiv about Con 1d on :rage 5. ..
|Title||The 64th General Observer v1 n7 July 15th 1943|
Reisinger, Landon C.
Strug, Lawrence H., Dr.
Burt, Lawrence W., Dr.
Thomas, Frederick W.
Evans, Geraldine M.
World War, 1939-1945
United States. Army. General Hospital, 64th
Army 64th General Hospital
|Description||Camp newsletter while the 64th General Hospital underwent WWII military training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Publication dates: v. 1 n.1 March 1943 – v.1 n.7 July 1943|
|Notes||Handwritten note on page 1: "Keep this"|
|Publisher||64th General Hospital, U.S. Army.|
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|Coverage-Spatial||South Carolina--Columbia--Fort Jackson|
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