My dad was
Robert N. Armstrong and he was a Staff
Sargent in the Quartermaster Corps of the
Regular Army during the time he was assigned
to the Bakers and Cooks School at Camp
Forest TN as a Cook Instructor. From his
records it looks like he was at Camp Forrest
from 1941 until 1945.
My dad is in the
second row and he is the second man from the
left. He is wearing an overcoat and
Garrison Cap. I can also identify the
fourth man on the second row from the left
as Claude English, also wearing an overcoat
and Garrison. He was also a Cook
Instructor, he and my dad were good friends
during their Army careers. I do not know
Claude’s rank at the time.
Some of the
permanent Army staff at the Bakers and Cooks
School were transferred with my dad to the
Food Service School in Fort Benning Georgia
after the War. I recognize a number of them
in the picture from the late 1940s and 1950s
at the Fort Benning Food Service School.
Unfortunately I do not remember their names.
During WWII my
dad served at Camp Forest teaching rather
than going to a combat zone because he had
joined the Army in 1929 and by 1941 he was
needed as an instructor because of his
background. He did serve a tour of duty in
combat as a Chief Warrant Officer in the
My dad retired
from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer in
1959 after serving 30-years and 9-months.
He lived to be 89-years of age.
Here is a
picture taken at Camp Forest TN of the Army
Doctor who delivered me in March of 1942 at
Camp Forest TN. His name is Edward F. Fox
MD (I found his full name since our last
email). My mother told me that I was the
first baby delivered at Camp Forest. I
believe he delivered my sister at Camp
Forrest in 1944 too. If you or anyone else
has any information on where Dr. Fox
practiced after the War or if he stayed in
the Army I would like the information.
Maybe I can contact him or his children.
I hope this