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Soldiers traveling to camp, June 1945

Posted on July 4, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
86th Division soldiers giving peace sign on train en route from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey to Camp Atterbury, Indiana.  Pictured clockwise are Staff Sergeant Eugene A. Hughes, Richmond; Private First Class Ova Helton, Hazard; Private First Class Frankie Vice, Williamstown; Private First Class Clifton Ray, Lancaster; Private First Class John S. McKenzie, Paintsville, and Private Jarnet Simmons, Hindman.  Published in the Lexington Herald June 21, 1945. Lexington's 2014 Fourth of July festival's  theme is “Celebrate Heroes,” to honor all those who help keep the nation and cities safe.

86th Division soldiers from Kentucky gave the “V for victory” sign on a train en route from Camp Kilmer, N.J., to Camp Atterbury, Ind. Pictured clockwise from front are Staff Sgt. Eugene A. Hughes, Richmond; pfc. Ova Helton, Hazard; pfc. Frankie Vice, Williamstown; pfc. Clifton Ray, Lancaster; pfc. John S. McKenzie, Paintsville; and pvt. Jarnet Simmons, Hindman. The photo was published June 21, 1945, in the Lexington Herald. Lexington’s 2014 Fourth of July festival’s theme is “Celebrate Heroes,” to honor all those who help keep the nation and cities safe.

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