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Camp Croft, South Carolina
US Army Infantry Replacement Training Center

November 9, 2008 to January 2013

Note: This archive is pretty "ugly" but we will work to clean it up later on.

November 19, 2008 - 08:15 PM|~|Ron / Webmaster|~||~|Hello! Welcome to the new guest book for the Camp Croft Homepage. Sorry about the trouble we had with the old one. We will be trying to import all the old messages or at least provide an archive version for your viewing. In the meantime, let us know if you have any trouble with this new version. Thanks! RON

November 20, 2008 - 09:46 AM|~|edward sidorski aka shedosky|~||~|Looks real good thanks for the upgrade.

November 20, 2008 - 06:16 PM|~|Ron / Webmaster|~||~|Interesting to note, it was Ed Sidorski who prompted me back in 2005 to add the previous guestbook. Quite an honor that he is the first to sign in to the new one!! --- RON

November 21, 2008 - 01:53 PM|~|Ron Croft|~||~|And I will second Ed Sidorski's good comments about the web-site. Another perfect job by Ron Crawley in keeping this site in first class shape for some of us old Camp Croft alumni. Hoo-rah !Ron Croft, Potomac Falls, VA

December 23, 2008 - 02:36 PM|~|Colin Roy|~||~|My father trained at Camp Croft in 1943 before shipping out to WWII with Company F and the 337th Regiment. Looking for survivors of this Company. We was wounded in Italy, outside Rome on october 4th, 1944. Passed away in Maine in 2001

 December 30, 2008 - 09:36 PM|~|Fran (Razzano) Turek|~||~|My Dad, Carmine M Raazzano , from Long Island ,NY was at Camp Croft in the 40,s. He passed away in Aug. 2007, at the age of 91. There are very few of these heroes left. I am so greatful for this site that honors them

January 30, 2009 - 03:18 PM|~|David Bevill|~||~|Uncle James Boyce Bevill was in the Post Engineering function during the WWII years.

March 10, 2009 - 05:18 PM|~|john e.jackson|~||~|my dad Monroe Jackson served at Camp Croft during WW-II,later at Quartermaster school at Fort Lee,then on to the Alutians Islands,where he was wounded. he died in 1970,while I was serving in vietnam. I'm proud of my father and his service to this country.

John E.Jackson,Oklahoma City

 March 13, 2009 - 04:28 PM|~|Dennis C. Diehl|~||~|My father,Carl E. Diehl,trained at Camp Croft as well April 1943 to ?. He served with the 103rd Cactus Division, K Co. 1st Platoon in France, Germany, and Austria. He was wounded in Germany.I would verymuch like to find out, if possiable, when he left Camp Croft, and which outfit he was assigned to. Can anyone help?

 March 26, 2009 - 09:45 PM|~|wanda braselton|~||~|Hello,
I have picture from your company that my stepdad, Herbert Prather, had for a long time. I am not sure with whom I need to speak to about this. I am sure that your company would like to have it hanging in your archives somewhere. It is three feet long, and the guys I am assuming in this monster, lol, is all from Co D-29th Inf Training BN; November, 1941, Camp Croft SC.
Could someone get back to me and let me know if anyone there is interested in this.
Thank You, Wanda B

 April 25, 2009 - 12:36 PM|~|Wayne Eldred|~||~|I did my basic training at Camp Croft in the summer of 1943. I was assigned to the 29th Division, 116th Regiment, Company A headquarters unit. I landed on Omaha beach in the afternoon of D Day and stayed with the unit until wounded in Germany in November of 1943. I would be interested in hearing from anyone from that unit.

May 10, 2009 - 03:14 PM|~|MARK BENJAMIN MACEMORE|~|JPICKINS3@YAHOO.COM|~|My grandpa served in WW2 and trained at croft. His name was Benjamin Frank Macemore, I'm looking for anyone to help me with his military history or maybe someone who knew him. His rank was TEC5 US ARMY, he inlisted on 12/21/1943 at Camp Croft and served over in France and Italy in the war. Please if anyone knew of my grandpa, trained with him, served with him, or has any information please contact me. This is a great website and i'm hoping to find out more. You can reach me at JPICKINS3@YAHOO.COM

May 12, 2009 - 12:32 PM|~|Mark Thompson|~||~|My father, Jake D. Thompson, Jr. of Louisville, Kentucky trained at Camp Croft during WWll and was Honorably Discharged in November 1944 after an injury to his knee at bootcamp. I would like to hear from anyone who may remember him. He was with Compay D, 31st Infantry Training Battalion. I understood most in his Company died in Leipzig, Germany. Can anyone confirm? Thank you in advance for your help.

June 06, 2009 - 03:20 PM|~|Ron Croft|~||~|Ron Crawley, Just a note of thanks and gratitude for all your good work and efforts in keeping this web-site up to date and active. We old (and I do mean old) Camp Crofters really appreciate it! And our especial thanks to you on this on this 65th Anniversary of D-Day. God bless you and God bless America. Ron Croft

June 28, 2009 - 07:46 AM|~|edward sidorski aka shedosky|~||~|Where have all of the Camp Crofters gone, gone to wherever, I hope they are all OK.

July 10, 2009 - 01:34 AM|~|Michael Humphries|~||~|My grandpa served here in the 1940's.

August 13, 2009 - 08:44 AM|~|Ronald|~||~|very nice friend! Thanks and congratulations!!

August 15, 2009 - 12:28 PM|~|Charles E. Gibson|~||~|I was inducted into the Army at Croft in 1942. When I returned from Germanny in 1945 I was at Croft in Co. B 30th Bn. until Croft was closed. Would like to hear from anyone from Co,B 30th.

August 26, 2009 - 06:40 PM|~|H W McCord|~||~|Charles Gibson,
I was the Platoon Sgt in 2nd Platoon, Company B, 30th BN.9th 1943 to 1944. Send me an email and lets exchange stories about the unit. I visited the old camp site again two years ago and located where my platoon barracks use to stand.

August 26, 2009 - 06:51 PM|~|H W "Mutt" McCord|~||~|Ron,
Wanted to let you know I'm still improving in my health. The wife is slowly doing better also. Man, I enjoy this web page. Hope to see you again someday soon.........A big hello to Miss Hunter. Your friend,"Mutt"


October 16, 2009 - 07:44 AM|~|Marilyn Gruner Kulessa|~||~|My father, Charles Gruner was stationed at Camp Croft during the war. It is wonderful to honor the men and women who served here to protect our nation.|~|http://|~||~| |~|20091016133355|~|October 16, 2009 - 01:33 PM|~|Glenn Philpott|~||~|Just an update. My father, Glenn E. ("Zeke") Philpott, drill sergeant for the 1st platoon, 40th I.R.T.C from 1941-1943, is still going strong after his 95th birthday in May. My wife and I are going to Myrtle Beach next week. This morning I talked to Dad and he reminded me to have a piece of pecan pie while is SC!

October 22, 2009 - 11:41 AM|~|Rebecca Munn|~||~|Wonderful Website, thank you! My father Onal Munn was there with the 27th in Sept of 44 with the ammunition & Pioneer Platoon,(45&46)mine platoon from Camp Croft he went to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, left on the QE from NY Jan 7or8th for ETO where he served with the 248th Co. A Combat Engrs. until June 15th 1946, discharged at Ft. Dix NJ as a Seargent on June 24th. He was from Athens, Me.


November 01, 2009 - 06:41 PM|~|Paulet|~||~|MY LATE DAD GAVE ME A BOOK FROM CAMP CROFT. (COLORED TROOPS 1942).

 November 06, 2009 - 04:10 PM|~|Norma G. Ellis|~||~|My father, Gordon S. Payne, trained at Camp Croft in 1944 with 141st. Infantry. I ran across this site today so will be glad to sign the guestbook. Our family moved to Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada after his discharge. This was his birthplace.
Yours truly,
Norma Ellis

 November 10, 2009 - 10:45 AM|~|Wayne Whittenburg|~||~|My Dad served at camp croft after his return from the European/African tour.
I believe he was there from Feb 1944 till his discharge in Oct 1945. His name was Charnel Whittenburg and he was with Co C 30th infantry.
Thank you for all that served!!!

November 15, 2009 - 06:07 PM|~|Rebecca Munn|~||~|I have a picture of the 27th A and P CO. in Sept of 1944 from my fathers collection with all the men , he also wrote all of their names on the back. Would anybody be interested in it?? or how can I post it for everyone to see??

January 05, 2010 - 03:39 PM|~|Ron Croft|~||~|It was exactly 65 years ago that I was taking Basic Infantry training at Camp Croft. The troops in the training cycle just ahead of ours, had their training cut short by about two weeks and they were hustled off to Europe as replacements for units fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. After completing OCS, I followed them to Europe at the end of 1945, to work in the effort to recover and identify many of those who had made the supreme sacrifice. God Bless them all, and for the dedicated Camp Croft cadres who worked so hard to prepare us for whatever fate we might encounter.

 January 24, 2010 - 04:54 PM|~|Victor L. Brown|~||~|I was an infantry reservist called to active duty in April 1943 for basic training at Croft. Made corporal and cadre after basic. Transfered out in April 1944.

 January 29, 2010 - 11:33 PM|~|Glenn Philpott|~||~|Sadly, I must report the passing of my father today, Friday, January 29. Glenn E. (Zeke) Philpott, sergeant of the first platoon, 40th I.R.T.C was 95 years old. He was very proud of the time he served from the start to the finish of WWII. He was especially proud of the two years he served as a drill sergeant at Camp Croft. He fondly remembered the " pretty girls and pecan pie" from Carolina. Thank you to all who served in WWII--you were truly "the Greatest Generation."

February 07, 2010 - 05:41 PM|~|Paula Rice|~||~|To Mr. Philpott.
I worked at a veterans hospt. for 23 years. I was trained to wear a strong face but my heart always ached when we lost a love one. Never have I been so proud as to care for our military women and men and I gave it my all. Know that many of us share silent tears as they read about your father. May God bless you Mr. Philpott
Love, Paulet (N.C.)  May God bless you.

February 08, 2010 - 10:41 AM|~|Bernard Dargols|~||~|During the 2nd half of 1943, I trained at Camp Croft. Lts Parker and Walker were the 2 officers which made me become a soldier, sent later to Camp Ritchie,MD,Britain, Omaha beach, Bastogne, etc attached to the 2nd Inf Div. What happened to them and to Pvt Branciforte? soldier out, beach

February 25, 2010 - 10:22 AM|~|Jane Sweetland|~||~|Hello, The Oeland(Henningsen) family are my ancestors and I was excited to find your images and inscriptions of the cemetery on Camp Croft grounds. I am looking for more information about their life in Spartanburg, and particularly how their land eventually became the site of Camp Croft. Thank you. Jane Sweetland

March 09, 2010 - 02:24 PM|~|Howard W McCord|~||~|Ron,
The guestbook is looking fine.Yo do such a wonderful job on this page. We all thank you so much for the hard work you put into this. When I go to this page it is like visiting with old friends. Thank you again. HW "Mutt" McCord

 March 14, 2010 - 07:07 PM|~|Reid Caldwell|~||~|We are so thankful to those that gave so much. They continue to be remembered and appreciated.

March 23, 2010 - 01:57 PM|~|JIm Hennessey|~||~|Trained here March-1944-35th-IRTC BN ON to 87th Inf. Div. to ETO part of Patton's 3rd Army. Remember always my Army Buddies. Hello from Bayonne NJ.

April 06, 2010 - 03:49 PM|~|Dolores|~||~|My uncle Frederick Halsey (from NYS) -- Co A, 18th Inf. Bat., 2nd Platoon trained at Croft. Does anyone have any information on him? I did find him in the photo of his platoon. Also, thanks for all the intersting info on Croft|

April 16, 2010 - 09:29 AM|~|Omero Talucci|~||~|Slautations!! Does anyone remember me, Omero R. Talucci? I was at Camp Croft in December 1943 training for the Infantry. I fell down 2 flights of stairs and injured my back and was discharged from the US Army in 1944. I spent ,most of my time at the Camp Croft hospital recuperating from a back injury. I remembered Lt. Borkin,as the Nurse attending to me. Please e-mail me at GOD Bless any of you that are still around from that period.

 June 16, 2010 - 06:40 PM|~|john williams|~||~|my dad was station here i believe in

June 22, 2010 - 09:42 PM|~|Maggie Sanders Czerwinski|~||~|my daddy cut hair at the barber shop during the war. I would love to have a picture if there are any

 July 10, 2010 - 05:31 AM|~|elaine cooksey|~||~|my biological father, Harley Moyers, enlisted on the 5th May 1943. I know bits and pieces about him, and have traced two half brothers still living in North Carolina. One is deceased. If you do, by any chance, have a photograph of Harley, please email it to me, so at least I know what he looked like.

July 19, 2010 - 05:58 PM|~|Roy Mabee|~||~|I have a unit crest I believe it may be from Camp Croft. Do you have any pictures of unit crest, this has blue background with a hand holding a sword and the words "TAKE IT AND FOLLOW ME". cOLUD YOU HELP, I BELIEVE MY FATHER WAS THERE BUT NOT SURE. He really didn't take about his service much, even after I came back from Viet Nam my self,"Americal Division 198th Light Infantry Brigade 11B Mos. I guess it wasn't a priority with him. I hope you can help with my hunt for answers. THANKS roy

July 25, 2010 - 09:42 AM|~|Robert Angel|~||~|This is a terrific site! Thanks for all of the effort. I leave later this morning for an RV ElderCamping stay at Croft State Natural Area, and will be writing about the Park. This information has been of great help while preparing for the trip.
aka: Dr. Robert C. Angel
Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science
University of South Carolina, Columbia

August 10, 2010 - 09:59 AM|~|Douglas Graham|~||~|My father Larence Graham trained here for World War II before being shipped out for the Philippines.

August 11, 2010 - 02:45 PM|~|Marilyn Hook|~||~|My father, Roland Hanley Stebbins (Red),
was a cook at Camp Croft in 1943.

August 28, 2010 - 12:31 AM|~|Terri DeMers|~||~|Hello to everyone out there that has any info about Camp Croft. My uncle Abian DeMers that was from New Hampshire was there for his training and not sure exactley when he was there. Ill be getting in touch with him and hopefully he will be able to remember some of his infomation. I live in S.C. not far from what use to be Camp Croft. Will be giving more info when I get it. Thanks to all Vets and there familys for everything they have done for our country. If anyone remembers my uncle please feel free to contact me

August 29, 2010 - 11:52 AM|~|Jim Hennessey|~||~|Trained here in March 1944,then onto Fort Jackson SC,joined the 87th Inf.Div. God Bless Those Who Fought
For Our Country.
Jim Hennessey
Bayonne New Jersey

September 18, 2010 - 03:15 PM|~|ecig|~||~|I trained here as well back in the 60s. Great info!

October 04, 2010 - 12:18 AM|~|T Croft|~||~|Croft is my last name, my family generated from South Carolina and my Great Grandfather was in the forces, irony.

October 04, 2010 - 12:21 AM|~|T Croft (again)|~||~|I'm almost positive that general croft is my great or great great grandfather

October 05, 2010 - 09:11 PM|~|JOSH BAILEY|~||~|My grandfather served in WWII with the 14th Armored Infantry Battalion (Company A). He trained at Camp Croft under RTC 36th Company C 3rd Platoon.

October 14, 2010 - 08:49 PM|~|michae kelliher|~||~|Wanted more information about my grandpas service. Thanks for the site.

 October 20, 2010 - 01:00 AM|~|Rob Englert|~||~|My father, Robert Englert, did his basic training here in 1944. He then went to Europe and fought with the 102nd infantry division 6E2p

November 05, 2010 - 11:12 AM|~|Cheryl Jung|~||~|I'm researching my grandfather's service for a Veterans' Day article. He took his basic training here in 1944, before going on to serve with the 77th Infantry in the Philippines and the 5th Air Force in Japan. Thank you for this site - so helpful!

November 20, 2010 - 12:47 PM|~|nagłośnienie kraków|~||~|great!

December 12, 2010 - 10:37 PM|~|Bill Garren,Jr.|~||~|I've lived in Spartanburg all of my life and just remembered That I had forgotten a lot about Camp Croft.

 January 03, 2011 - 07:11 PM|~|Eric Sapper|~||~|does anyone remember a Joseph Sapper was at camp Croft around 1944 ended up at the Buldge.. Hes from CT

January 06, 2011 - 12:52 PM|~|James M. Wheeler, COl (Ret)USA|~||~|Just heard a presentation from Dr. Henry Kessinger, at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Dr. Kissinger tool basic training at Camp Croft in the early 1940's.

 January 13, 2011 - 12:30 PM|~|Gary L. Potts|~||~|Mydad, Howard Ray Potts took basic training at Camp Croft. He was captured in North Africa by Roma's outfit an sent to Stalag in Germany. He was prisoner for 26 months. He was in camp with Paul Warren who played fiddle with Lester Flatt an Earl Scruggs. He was liberated by Patton's Army. I have alot of post cards from Camp Croft that he sent my mom here in Tenn.

February 19, 2011 - 09:43 PM|~|Gus Antell|~||~|I took basic training at Croft between May and August of 1944. Our company commander I recall was Captain Kidd and our very tough platoon leader was Sergeant LaVigne. When we finished basic, the 18 year-olds in my platoon were assigned to the 89th Division then at Camp Butner. A month or so later the 89th was sent to France where it became part of Gen Patton's 3rd Army. Most of the other trainees were sent as replacements to divisions already fighting in Europe. I, and a few others were sent to infantry OCS at Ft Benning.

February 21, 2011 - 08:49 PM|~|Leslie Lynch-Wilson|~||~|My Dad, Edward G. Lynch, went through training at Camp Croft. I believe it was about 1941 because he married his first wife at Camp Croft. A Catholic priest by the name of Father Nestor officiated. Father Nestor was a good friend of my parents until his death. My Dad passed away April 11, 2008 at age 90. He would have loved this website.

March 12, 2011 - 05:58 PM|~|Bruce Larson|~||~|God Bless our Vets!

April 07, 2011 - 12:38 PM|~|william j parris|~||~|my dad trained here

April 15, 2011 - 08:07 AM|~|William F. Harrell Sr.|~||~|my father-in-law trained here summer of 45'. he was john cecil wood.  God bless our country!

April 20, 2011 - 01:45 PM|~|Richmond S. Frederick, Jr.|~||~|My father, Richmond Stanfield Frederick, received basic training at Camp Croft in 1944. RTC Rifles 36B (#732). This information is from a group photograph, and I really do not know all that it means. Best regards, Richmond S. Frederick, Jr.

May 02, 2011 - 08:54 PM|~|Mary Harrison Lucier|~||~|My dad was at Camp Croft in March 1941. He was interview in 2001 for this site. Thank you so much for the work you have done on this site. These stories will be preserved for our children and grandchildren. They were the greatest generation. I miss my Dad so much. He died in 2004.|

May 17, 2011 - 08:55 AM|~|Jim Smith|~||~|While I am an die hard Marine I am also an ardent student of history and have done much research on training camps in NC and SC. At present I am working on a book about WWII Army training. This web-site has been of great interest

May 22, 2011 - 06:13 PM|~|Melody L. (Saly) Grumling|~||~|My dad, Calvin K. Saly, talked about training at Camp Croft-thought I'd see if I could find a trace of his training. He was in Company B 11th Infantry, and discharged 4 August 1945 from Camp Butner, NC.

May 23, 2011 - 10:31 AM|~|Donald Crawford|~||~|I was a labrotory technician at the base hospital in 1944-45 and did all of the milk and ice cream testing plus the bacteriology for the base .

June 11, 2011 - 08:20 PM|~|Lester Burke|~||~|trying to find more information about my grandfather's service, Lester Burke at Camp Croft 1944, may have been a cook.

June 12, 2011 - 10:36 PM|~|Kelly Kane|~||~|Thank you for this site. Thank you for posting these pics of my Burwell relatives.

June 20, 2011 - 06:49 PM|~|Philip Leighton|~||~|George Ray Strout born 1921. Took training at Camp Croft in Sept 1942. Was killed in France Aug 1944. Don't have any idea about his assignment at CC He was from Waterville, Maine.  Unlikely that anyone would remember him but miracles do happen. Phil


July 04, 2011 - 07:18 AM|~|Julie Allbright Gomez|~||~|My father trained here in 1945, we traveled by train from Indiana to visit him there|~|http://|~||~| |~|20110727171334|~|July 27, 2011 - 05:13 PM|~|Morton Braun|~||~|This is really good.

I trained at Camp Croft from June 1945 to November 1945.

August 07, 2011 - 08:13 PM|~|Jenny King|~||~|I have lived in Camp Croft most of my life. My house stands where the 31st Battalion used to be. We just discovered yet another small concrete structure on our property. It looks like where a flag pole once was. Does anyone have pictures specifically of the 31st Battalion? Thanks!

August 21, 2011 - 09:03 PM|~|LEO DALTON|~||~|Trained from Sep.1945 to early Jan.1946.

August 24, 2011 - 07:19 PM|~|henry bamberger|~||~|enjoyed my stay at camp croft feb 1945 till june 1945\

August 30, 2011 - 11:03 PM|~|Frederick J Rosenthal|~||~|I received my basic inf. training here in the Spring of 1943. I remember red clay, chiggers and 64lb field pack night hikes.Wound up as a T/4 in the Army Mil.Intelligence Service, serving in the European Theater of Operations, Ireland,England,France and Belgium, 1944-1946. Now reside in Asheville, N>C just up the pike from

September 20, 2011 - 09:41 PM|~|Sarah Rowell Hinson|~||~|My father charles H. Rowell was at Camp Croft in 1943. He was in C. C 37th Batallion. He went to Newfoundland from Camp Croft. I am looking for anyone who might have known him.

September 23, 2011 - 10:39 PM|~|Marquee Carta|~||~|My uncle trained at Camp Croft and I've often the old-timers talk about it. You site helps bring these stories to life and the video spices things up.

October 22, 2011 - 08:32 PM|~|Charles E. Gibson|~||~|Just read in Guest Book from Roy Mabee inquiring about crest {TAKE IT AND FOLLOW ME} I was at Camp Croft in 1945 and our Battalion wore this crest which I still have mine.87-80

October 30, 2011 - 01:24 AM|~|Ms Bobijean Cesnik-Neher|~||~|My Dad trained at Camp Croft. The P.O. Box of the Base when he trained there was an interesting number ... how many who trained at Camp Croft were sent to Omaha Beach? ... basiclly a trap ... the troops landing at Omaha Beach were sitting ducks. It is amazing that any of them lived ... my Dad lived through it!

October 30, 2011 - 08:12 PM|~|Nancy Bowman Bloom|~||~|My father Grant Bowman was @ Camp Croft in 1944. He contracted spinal menigitis there. He was medically discharged after an extended hospitalization. May have saved his life in the long run.

November 04, 2011 - 06:54 PM|~|A.L.WEINBERG|~||~|I was at camp croft, 2/21942. Was injured there. i,m alive and am 92. i helped out Sgt kermit Schoonover(Head chef) in Kitchen

November 11, 2011 - 04:30 PM|~|Victor L. Brown|~||~|Victor L. Brown
My WW11 service began as a trainee at Croft in April 1943. Stayed as corporal until Aug. 1944, 39th Battalion. Roommates Corporals Kallis and Goetze. Went from Croft to new IRTC, Camp, now Fort Hood, Texas with train load of NCOs. Croft definitely better of the two. Over and over we said, "This would not have been accepted at Croft." Have great memories of the place. I know Goetze has gone to where old soldiers go, but Bob Kallis are you still around?

November 12, 2011 - 09:25 AM|~|Mario Langlois|~||~|I am presently doing some research on my father in law. According to his mother in law's journal he went from Fort Devens Ma. to Camp Croft I hope to find which division of the Army he was a part of. He served in the South Pacific during WWII.

December 23, 2011 - 05:00 PM|~|Stewart Peckham|~||~|I was in Co. C, 37th ITB from Aug. to Dec. 1945. Then it was off to Berlin, Germany and Army of Occupation duty for about a year--with 6 weeks at the European Theater Intelligence School in Oberammergau--with discharge in Jan 1947. Spartanburg and Camp Croft bring many, many fond memories.

January 05, 2012 - 02:13 PM|~|Amil DiPadova|~||~|M y brother,James E DiPadova trained at Camp Croft from Sept. 1944- Jan, 1945. How can I get information on the unit he was assigned to?

January 05, 2012 - 09:42 PM|~|Jerry Price|~||~|My uncle Theron Durald Price was there...

January 08, 2012 - 08:43 AM|~|Harold Taylor|~||~|Thank you for keeping our history alive.

January 09, 2012 - 08:09 PM|~|David Galloway|~||~|I was told this evening that my Uncle, Alfred L. "Bill" Galloway, trained at Camp Croft prior to his deployment to France. Bill was killed 22 Dec 1944 near Siggolsheim, France. I'm looking forward to looking at everything this site has to offer! Thank You!

January 17, 2012 - 10:49 AM|~|Taylor Muskovin|~||~|We camped there this weekend and we found a old bullet shells

 |January 21, 2012 - 01:33 PM|~|William Stapleton|~||~|My Uncle was stationed there at Camp Croft around Feb 1943 I don't which unit he was in. His name was Jesse Stapleton. He was with the 133rd INF.34 DIV when he was killed in Cisterna Italy.

January 22, 2012 - 05:12 PM|~|Carl Brent Hefner|~||~| Great site. My father enlisted here in November 1942. I was hoping to find him in a photo. His name was Carl Mcree Hefner from Hickory NC. I will keep looking. Brent Hefner

January 26, 2012 - 02:34 PM|~|mike|~||~|Awsome site for camping!

February 04, 2012 - 11:41 PM|~|Don Condrill|~||~|Ron Crawley hosted one of the reunions that my wide and I attended. Thanks much for keeping it going! I was at Camp Croft from May until October 1942. At Croft I took heavy weapons training in the 30th Bn and Infantry radio code in the 26th Bn.
From Croft I went to OCS at Camp Davis, NC then to the California , then the Aleutian Islands, Kodiak and the Alaska Mainland, thence back to the Aleutians. I stayed in the Army for a total of 32 years, retiring as a Colonel. The cadre at Croft gave us the best infantry trainig and Croft and Spartanburg gave me many fine memories. I even went weekend Camping with some opf the local folks mostly students. I was hitch hiking from Croft to Ashville or wherever when several cars with boys and girls my age picked me up and invited me to go with them. It was very nice. I had two best buddies while at Croft. One was Johnny Dow who was discharged shortly after training was complete, and Mike Codd - a NYC Policeman who returned to the Force after the War and graduating from Infantry OCS - Commissioned in the MPs. Mike later became Police Chief and then Police Commission of New York City. Fine memories of great guys.
I was twenty years of age when I was sent to Croft.

February 08, 2012 - 06:12 AM|~|Michele Starkey|~||~|I am a freelance writer and reporter for our local hometown newspaper. I just interviewed a WWII veteran who did his basic training at Camp Croft in Jan 1945. I stopped by to check out your site. Thank you.

|February 11, 2012 - 06:12 PM|~|Ron Croft|~||~|For Michele Starkey: Michele, Who was your interviewee (Camp Croft Jan 1945) ?? I waas there at that time and might have known him. Pls drop me a note at Thanx and regards, Ron Croft

February 26, 2012 - 12:27 PM|~|MSG BrIan E Jarvis|~||~|My Great Uncle Bude Jarvis was in D Co, 29th Infantry Training BN.
Looking for any pics from around th April 18th 1944 time frame. He sent a post card out on that date.
Uncle Bude passed on 22 Feb 2012. We buried him yesterday!! :-(

February 29, 2012 - 04:06 PM|~|Bernadette Johnson|~||~|My beloved Uncle, Vito J. Cilmi, private in the Navy, was stationed at Camp Croft....I live in the Atlanta area and drove up one weekend to take some photographs and visit the little museum there....and brought him one memorabilia of the place when I went to visit him in NJ. Interesting bit of WWII history that town is!

February 29, 2012 - 04:10 PM|~|Bernadette Johnson|~||~|Oops...I meant Army! Sorry Navy! That is the other side of the family!


April 27, 2012 - 02:29 PM|~|Mike Sawyer|~||~|Still looking for Frank D. Sawyer

June 12, 2012 - 03:43 PM|~|Richard Rohrer|~||~|My dad Kenneth Leroy Rohrer was stationed there in the 40's,do you have any records that you can email for my Genelogy book,would appreciate them if you have any. R Rohrer --son 75yrs opd

June 28, 2012 - 09:20 PM|~|Deborah Walker Leatherman|~||~|I hope to find a little info on my dad here. This is the only place I've checked so far that may have been a training place for my dad, Arther Walker according to his
death certificate he was in the 44th Armored Infantry as a Pfc. Please help if
you can Feb 12, 1943

August 03, 2012 - 05:43 PM|~|Billy T Croft|~|btcroft1213@gmIL.COM|~|WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO CAMP CROFT WAS NAMED AFTER

August 10, 2012 - 12:36 PM|~|Mark J. Kelly|~||~|My Dad; Joseph L Kelly, from Buffalo NY went through Basic training there for WWII. He was later assigned to the 9th Infantry Div with whom he fought.
I maintain his military memorabilia as a retired Army officer. He died in 1992 in Buffalo, NY

September 26, 2012 - 05:37 PM|~|RICHARD WILSON|~||~|I had basic training in the summer of
1944 at Camp Croft.

October 05, 2012 - 12:39 PM|~|tony moscati|~||~|took my basics here back in the winter of 1944 -- remember the red clay, and after a rain when we went on a hike -- oh what fun with all the slipping and sliding !!!! from there - we were shipped directlt to europe- some machine gunners were needed so bad - they flew them over - lived in new york then- no9w in charleston,s.c

November 11, 2012 - 10:47 PM|~|Marion Collins|~||~|I met a Veteran at a Veterans Day service who trained at Camp Croft. Just wanted to see a bit about the Camp.

|~|20121116054104|~|November 16, 2012 - 05:41 AM|~|Greg|~||~|Thank you for keeping our history alive.

December 07, 2012 - 11:46 PM|~|Robert Grigas|~||~|Private Nick Wargo and my father were first cousins. Nick was from McKees Rocks (Pittsburgh), PA. He was an accomplished Golden Gloves champion amateur boxer and won many medals. He was the 1940 U.S. Jr. National Champion and won his title before 5000 people at the Philadelphia Arena. He again reached the AAU Nationals in 1943 when he boxed before 6000 fans at the Boston Gardens. Nick continued boxing in the Army and was 18-0 during his ring career at Camp Croft. The Spartanburg Herald has numerous archived articles about Camp Croft boxing events and Nick usually boxed in the featured bout. I believe he boxed in the welterweight category in the Army. Nick was killed in action in France in November, 1944 at the age of 21. His body was returned to McKees Rocks in 1948 for final burial. The Pittsburgh Press had Nick's photo and obituary on the front page of its sports section, four years after his death, when his funeral was held in August, 1948. My father always spoke of Nick and his accomplishments and dedication to his country.

December 08, 2012 - 11:20 PM|~|Lawrence A Sharpe Jr|~||~|My Dad was at Camp Croft in 1945

 January 05, 2013 - 01:58 PM|~|PAUL MENMUIR|~||~|I am the son of Capt. James Menmuir, Engineer, the first to be married at Camp Croft, January 1941. Mother, Laura worked as a secretary in the engineers offices.