Thursday, November 8, 2007

Former Resident Remembers Camp Aliceville--During and After

I heard this week from a man who grew up in Aliceville. He remembers being a young boy at West End Baptist Church and seeing the German prisoners march by the church, with their goose step rhythm, on their way from the train station to the camp. Like many Aliceville residents during WWII, this man's father was an employee at the camp.

After the camp closed at the end of the war, he remembers swimming in the pool that was still open on the POW camp grounds. When he was a senior in high school, he played football on the new sports field that was built near where the Officers Club had once stood. He also played baseball there when he was in college.

NOTE: Fox6 News in Birmingham will broadcast a feature about Aliceville and its Veterans Day celebration on the its 10:00 PM broadcast on Monday, November 12.

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