Camp Hearne column brought back memories

Dear editor,

I enjoyed Bill Cooke’s column item on Camp Hearne’s POW role during World War II. During WWII one of my uncles, Oscar Willard from Gause, was drafted into the army. His wife was able to shop at the Camp Hearne PX.

I went shopping with her one time and she bought me a chocolate bar.

I don’t remember what brand but that was the worst tasting candy bar I ever tried to eat. It had been stored for a long time or it was the imitation chocolate used during the war.

In the mid-1950s we made a trip to where the camp was and it was just an empty field.

A few days after reading your column, I was at the local bank. While waiting to see one of the bank officers, I read a copy of Texas Highways magazine. It had a similar story on Camp Hearne.

Thanks again,
George Lang

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