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Roseanna Renaud
renaud@goldenwest.net


 
"I cropped some words from the first picture, as I did not want to offend anyone by the words sung by the soldiers in the top right corner of the pillow sham related to the Japanese during WWII."
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I want everyone to know that I did not censor the words of the soldiers singing at the piano. I do appreciate Roseanna not wanting to offend anyone but I also realize that in times of war soldiers on both sides had choice words and epithets for the soldiers they were fighting. The words on the pillow are more than mild from what I have heard.

We have become a nation living in fear of retribution because of the politically correct monster that has overcome us and these men and women did not fight and die for political correctness, rather the contrary. Again I appreciate Roseanna's stance.

Steve Speer
steve@blountweb.com

 
 
 

Email sent: Sat 7/19/2008 4:39 PM

Message:
 

Nice website. Thought you might enjoy a picture of this pristine souvenir pillow from Camp Forrest Tenn. for your site.

Roseanna Renaud
renaud@goldenwest.net

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Email sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 7:57 PM

 

Roseanna,
Wow this is wonderful… can you send me a short paragraph about the pillow and how you came by it that I might post along with your name?

Steve Speer

 

Email sent: Sun 7/20/2008 12:36 PM

 

Steve:  I came by this pillow sham in an estate sale near Martin, SD a couple of weeks ago. It looks like it was folded up, put away and never displayed as it appears to be in pristine condition.  The sham will be up on my Ebay site at 7pm tonight on a 7 day auction, but wanted to share the picture and info before it left my hands.  I'm big into sharing history & genealogy with folks.
You can see it on Ebay by item #  170241673429 or on my page http://myworld.ebay.com/prairiewoman
The info below is from the item description.  As you can see, I quoted your site. :)  Roseanna

WW II Camp Forrest Tennessee

U.S. Army Souvenir Pillow Sham

Nice World War II Army souvenir pillow sham from Camp Forrest Tennessee in great condition. Camp Forrest, located near Tullahoma, Tenn., was one of the Army's largest training bases during the World War II period between 1941 and 1946.  http://www.campforrest.com/brief_look_camp_forrest.htm I bought this at an estate sale in South Dakota and apparently it has been folded up in a box since the 40s since the colors are still very bright.  The graphics are in a deep blue and the 'Camp Forrest Tenn' writing on the sign is that red fuzzy stuff.  The sham is made of a satin type material with gold braided thread fringe that is still newly stiff.  The back of the sham is a gold cotton type material that matches the gold fringe.  The sham is 17" X 17 1/2" (excluding the 1  1/2" gold fringe). There is an opening on one end of the sham at the back where you can slip a pillow inside.  There are five cartoon type pictures on the sham:

1.  Soldier with camoflauge tree on his helmet and a little bird resting on one of the branches (top left corner)

2.  Five soldiers singing and playing piano (top right corner)

3.  U.S. Army truck getting a push (center)

4.  Uniform supply mix up (bottom left corner)

5.  Camp Forrest Tenn sign (bottom right corner)

NOTE: I cropped some words from the first picture, as I did not want to offend anyone by the words sung by the soldiers in the top right corner of the pillow sham related to the Japanese during WWII. I have had an item yanked by Ebay in the past so wanted to make sure this listing would be appropriate.  Please contact me for further info if you wish