Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Veteran in the CCC



Although the typical CCC enrollee was 18 to 20 years of age, a portion of the allotment  was set aside for the enrollment of veterans of the Spanish American and, more often, the World War (I). While provision for these men was not made initially, Roosevelt made an allowance by signing Executive Order 6129 on May 11, 1933 as a concession to the second Bonus Army march on Washington, D.C. authorizing enrollment of 25,000 veterans. Qualifications differed from the junior enrollee; one needed to be certified by the Veterans Administration by application, they could be any age, and married or single as long as they were in need of work. Veterans were mostly assigned to camps comprised only of fellow veterans although this wasn't always the case. Company #4755 for example was comprised of junior and veteran enrollees initially before being divided during the work at Marion.

KANSAS VETERAN CAMPS

CompanyProject #Project TypeNearest TownDate Established
Co. 1778SP-1

SCS-2a
Park Development
Soil Conservation
Hays

 Lebanon
7/22/1933

6/16/1934
Co. 1779PE-206
SCS-2
Soil ConservationEsbon
Burr Oak
7/23/1933
9/1/1934
Co. 4718SCS-4
SCS-36
Soil ConservationSpivey &
Osage City
9/26/1935
8/6/1940
Co. 4755SCS-27
SP-3
Lake ConstructionMarion & Meade 2/3/1936
2/1/1939

1 comment:

Michael said...

A timely post in honor of Veteran's Day and the CCC. Well done! I'm going to add your CCC blog to my blog rolls at Forest Army and the CCC Resource Page. Keep up the great work - I wish every state had a dedicated CCC page!