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508TH RETURNS TO THE U.S.

Trains To Bring GIs to Campbell
Ceremonies Slated To Welcome 508th From Japan Duty

 FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. The military population of Fort Campbell will begin to grow again Sunday with the arrival of five train-loads of troops from overseas.
   They are members of the 508th Airborne regimental combat team, who reached San Francisco yesterday aboard the USS Mitchell to entrain for their new base here. The Mitchell sailed from Moji Port, Japan, on July 7. Trainside ceremonies, in which the new arrivals will be welcomed by Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Sherburne, commander of the 101st Airborne division and Fort Campbell, will be held here with arrivals of each of the five trains.
   The Timetable:
  
The first train is slated to arrive at 7 a.m. CST. the second at 8:30 am.; the third at 10:10 a.m.; the fourth at 11:35 a.m.; and the fifth at 12:30 p.m.
  Two of the trains will come here by way of Nashville, and three by way of Hopkinsville, Ky.
   None of the dependents of the soldiers aboard will be with them.
   Greeting the new arrivals at the trainside ceremonies, in addition to General Sherburne, will be the 101st Airborne division and 74th Army bands; the 101st Airborne division honor guard: and the massed colors of the 187th Airborne combat group (provisional), the 284th Field artillery battalion, the 937th Engineer group, and the 3400th Service unit.

[The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, 19 Jul 1956, Thu, Page 31]

 

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