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WWII Prison Camp in Mt. Vernon?

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Re: WWII Prison Camp in Mt. Vernon?

Posted: 22 Oct 2012 2:48PM GMT
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Mt. Vernon, IL Register News - Thursday, March 18, 1943

More than 600 members of the 739th Military Police Battalion marched from Camp Mt. Vernon this morning to the Granada Theatre where they were guests of Manager Homer MARVEL at a special showing of the picture "Immortal Sergeant". Camp officers had inquired on the possibility of arranging a show for the soldiers which is highly regarded by the military as a training film. The movie demonstrates the value of cover in actual warfare on the sands of North Africa, officers stated.

The total amount that has been turned in to the treasurer of the Red Cross War Fund is about $4,500 which leaves a balance of about $10,000 to be secured. Many workers are waiting to make the deposits until they get all collections completed. The Parent-Teachers Association of the different schools have done remarkably well compared to former years, officials stated, as they have turned in nearly $600 as solication at residences onloy and the work is not finished. Some of the workers who were to cover Mt. Vernon downtown section have not done their soliciting yet and were reminded it is important that everything be done soon.

Donations of $10 or more that have been deposited since last report are as follows:
Camp Mt. Vernon, 739th M. P. Bn. - $160.00; J.P. DEVINE Co. ; Grade School Teachers and Employees; The Central Mine & Supply Co., Owners, Mr. & Mrs. A. E. PICKARD; Master Baking Co. ; Ray W. BUNDY; J. T. THATCHER; E. W. SCHORLE; Mr. & Mrs. Max CORNICK; Mt. Vernon Women's Club; Myers Funeral Home; Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. ROBINSON; Dr. Charles W. HALL; Mr. & Mrs. H. W. KISER; Leo V. HORTON; J. W.GINSBURG; L & N Cafe, W. T. HICKS owner; Mr. & Mrs. Eugene PIESKE; Dr. J. A. JOHNSON; Mrs. Q. B. MITCHELL; Mrs. Judson JACKSON; W. T. BELL; Mr. & Mrs. V. P. CANNON; J. W. RILEY.

As our Armed Forces grow and a new European front is opened and attacks in the Pacific develop, the demands upon the American Red Cross will be enormous. Every citizen needs to help.
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