Joe Adams


Camp Forrest during World War II

Mail Sent: Sat 8/9/2008

Good day Sir, I hope all is well with you. My name is Joe Adams and i am trying to find information on my Uncle Alley (Cpl. Alfred J. Adams, serial # 33581526) listed above. He was with Company I of the 317TH Infantry of the 80TH Infantry division . He was K.I.A in November of 1944 in France. I am trying to find out if he trained at Camp Forrest and if you have a Roll of Honor for the service men and Women who trained there and died in the service of there country. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Joe Adams

Brief Note: World War II
Twenty three years later, on July 15, 1942, the 80th Division was again ordered into active service. Major General Joseph Dorch Patch, the Division Commander, issued General Order No. 1 to reactivate the 80th Division. Initially, soldiers reported to Camp Forrest, Tennessee, named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a famous Confederate Calvary commander in the Civil War. The Division later moved for training at Camp Phillips, near Salina, Kansas and in the California-Arizona Desert Training Center (known today as Fort Irwin).