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Camp Fannin, Texas

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
1. Camp Fannin, Texas Marker
Inscription.   The camp was named in honor of Col. James Walker Fannin, who was killed at the Battle of Goliad in the Texas Revolution. It opened in March, 1943, the first cadre from Camp Robinson, Arkansas arrived in March 1943 and the first trainees arrived in May 1943. An estimated 150,000 men were trained for combat through December 1945. At the end of World War II, it served as a Separation Center and was deactivated in June 1946.
   Encompassing over 150,000 acres of land, the main post was located immediately north and west of this site on 2,000 acres of land purchased from local landowners. An additional 13,000 acres was leased from area landowners and returned to them at the end of the war.
   On April 17, 1948, the U.S. Government deeded 600 acres of land to the State of Texas on which the 1,000 bed station Hospital was located, for the express purpose of opening a tuberculosis sanatorium. The land is now occupied by the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. The placement of the Veterans Memorial on this site is most appropriate, as the hospital is the last remaining major installation of the camp.
   The memorial is a permanent and visible remembrance in honor of all veterans from five branches of service that were active during World War II. It is dedicated to all trainees of Camp Fannin and especially those who gave their
Camp Fannin, Texas Marker, center image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
2. Camp Fannin, Texas Marker, center
(Left)                                             (Right)                             
Replacement and                      8th Service Command
School Command                     Station Complement   
Infantry Replacement              Infantry Replacement
Training Center                          Training Center 

Partial view of mentioned hospital seen in distant background, at left          
lives in defense of our freedom.
   Camp Fannin Association and The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler appreciate the support of all those who have helped make this memorial a reality.
April 2004
Donated By
The Camp Fannin Association Ladies Auxiliary

 
Location. 32° 25.504′ N, 95° 12.567′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on University Drive / Clinic Boulevard near U.S. 271, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the University of Texas Health Center .3 miles north of US 271,State Road 155. Marker is in this post office area: Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Land - Our Heritage (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Fannin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Fannin Internment Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harris Creek Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Scouts of Texas Army (approx. 2.9 miles away); Shamburger Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Pine Springs Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association - Camp Fannin,.
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By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
3. Camp Fannin, Texas Marker
an infantry-replacement training center of World War II, was located ten miles northeast of Tyler. The reservation was a wooded, hilly site of more than 14,000 acres.... (Submitted on December 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Camp Fannin, Texas 12th Regiment Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
4. Camp Fannin, Texas 12th Regiment Tribute
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By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
5. Camp Fannin, Texas 13th Regiment Tribute
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By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
6. Camp Fannin, Texas 14th Regiment Tribute
Camp Fannin, Texas 15th Regiment Tribute image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
7. Camp Fannin, Texas 15th Regiment Tribute
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By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
8. Camp Fannin, Texas Marker
Camp Fannin, Texas, Infantry Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
9. Camp Fannin, Texas, Infantry Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 11, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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