Thank you to everyone who attended our event this year.
A very special thanks to those who helped out: Jim & Nancy Crocker, Brian & Susan Illner, Mark Burfete, Ron & Hunter Crawley, Jon Brooke, John Shealy, Sheriff Chuck Wright, Carole Bledsoe, Todd Stephens, Wayne Scholtes and the MHCC, and (of course) all of our ex-Crofters! Also we appreciated the assistance of the Spartanburg County Historical Association.
Thanks also to our corporate sponsor QS/1 Data Systems.
A Camp Croft Panel Discussion
part of Spartanburg’s Veterans Day Observance
November 11, 2007 at 1:30 pm
We are proud to announce a special military history event to be held at the Spartanburg County Public Library on Veterans Day, November 11th of this year. Veterans who served at the former Camp Croft, a US Army Infantry Replacement Training Center located near Spartanburg (1941-1946), will be invited to participate in a panel discussion of their experiences. Civilians employed at the camp or had other recollections of the camp and the soldiers who trained there will also be represented in the panel. The entire event will be open to the public and free of charge and is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm and close at 6:00 pm.
While the panel will be limited to 6 to 8 persons, we would like to have as many ex-Crofters present as possible. This event will replace the Camp Croft Veterans Reunion that has been held semi-annually over the last few years. Similar to the reunions, this event will include special recognition of veterans, equipment & memorabilia displays, a reception with light refreshments, and a special room rate being negotiated at the nearby Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. This time the event will be open to the public and will give our veterans the opportunity to share their recollections one-on-one with members of the Spartanburg community. The new Spartanburg Regional Museum of History will offer free admission on Saturday and Monday to returning Camp Croft veterans.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend and pass the word on to your fellow ex-Crofters! If you are traveling to Spartanburg, it may be best to plan for an overnight stay on Saturday at the Marriott or another area hotel.