History department to expand Camp Barkeley oral history collection program

For immediate release
March 11, 1999

ABILENE, Texas - Dr. Vernon Williams, director of the 12th Armored Division Historical Project at Abilene Christian University, announced today that the Department of History will expand its oral history collection program to include personnel who served in the Camp Barkeley Medical Training Center in any capacity. Previously the project focused on military personnel that were stationed at the camp.

At one time during the World War II, Camp Barkeley's Medical Training Center was the largest such facility in the United States. During the war, Abilene's Camp Barkeley provided every major theater of operations with essential medical personnel - from medics on the battlefield to doctors, nurses and administrative staff in hospitals across the globe. It was a huge job for the West Texas soldiers who played a key role in saving the lives of tens of thousands of combatants in the war.

Anyone who worked at the Station Hospital in any capacity, attended any medical training or medical OCS program, or worked as a civilian in any office or work space connected with the Medical Training Center, please contact project manager Jutta Reutter at 670-2750 during the day or 677-6722 in the evening. Camp Barkeley Medical Center students, staff and teaching personnel are all needed to assist ACU in preserving this valuable history of World War II.

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If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Tom Craig, director of media and community relations, at craigt@nicanor.acu.edu or call 915-674-2692.

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