Van Dorn Museum is worth the visit

A friend and I went to Centerville MS, recently, and visited the Camp Van Dorn Museum. I was amazed at the quality of their displays and the amount of 99th items they had. It certainly was worth my time to go by there to visit.

We were greeted by Patricia Rodgers, who gave us a good tour of the museum and told us the history of its part of the training of the 99th. She had a wealth of knowledge and shared it with us with a pleasant attitude.

Anyone who lives near the museum should make an effort to go by and visit. They have a small gift shop area and to my surprise I was able to purchase more Checkerboard shoulder patches.

They have many platoon, company and individual photos there that have been signed. Many veterans have donated their medals, photos and other items to the museum. There is a model layout of the typical camp area where more than 40,000 GIs trained.

I recommend a visit.

Paul Robinson ASOC
wahigle1@yahoo.com

Last modified Dec. 17, 2008

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