Fort Slocum/Davids Island

Fort Slocum/Davids Island

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FSVet

Holden, MA

#1 Feb 2, 2009
I'm a veteran who spent 18 months at Fort Slocum in the early 60's. I'm trying to find anyone in New Rochelle that has some names of people that worked or lived there in the 1960's. Another vet recently contacted me to find out how we could find someone that remembered names of either military or civilians that were there between 1960 and 1965, when it closed.

Since: Mar 08

AOL

#2 Feb 5, 2009
FSVet wrote:
I'm a veteran who spent 18 months at Fort Slocum in the early 60's. I'm trying to find anyone in New Rochelle that has some names of people that worked or lived there in the 1960's. Another vet recently contacted me to find out how we could find someone that remembered names of either military or civilians that were there between 1960 and 1965, when it closed.
I went to school at Blessed Sacrament with the Castellanos,(Col) LaRocca(Major). They would take the ferry and the bus up to school. If you go on Ancestry.com you can look up names on the Census.
My cousin married a GI stationed there in the 50's.
Carol424

Hurleyville, NY

#3 Feb 6, 2009
mrssweets wrote:
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I went to school at Blessed Sacrament with the Castellanos,(Col) LaRocca(Major). They would take the ferry and the bus up to school. If you go on Ancestry.com you can look up names on the Census.
My cousin married a GI stationed there in the 50's.
Hey Coleen
I remember Cynthia but can't remember the first name of the other girl - I think she had blonde hair.
Carol
Peg Teague Guelakis

East Hartford, CT

#4 Feb 6, 2009
My sister, Pat Teague Harrell, worked at Fort Slocum. She met her husband, Bill Harrell, there.

Since: Mar 08

AOL

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Carol424 wrote:
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Hey Coleen
I remember Cynthia but can't remember the first name of the other girl - I think she had blonde hair.
Carol
Angela
haroldc11

Wayne, NJ

#6 Feb 7, 2009
My Dad was stationed there in the late 40's, met my mother in New Rochelle, and they were married in the Chapel on the island.
There are a few gentlemen working on the records from Fort Slocum, and if you google it, their sites will come up. You can also contact Barbara Davis, and the New Rochelle Library to find more information and get contact emails.
Harold
Carol424

Port Jervis, NY

#7 Feb 7, 2009
mrssweets wrote:
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Angela
Thanks..:)
American Pie

Morning Sun, IA

#8 Feb 7, 2009
I would like to locate, former U.S. Military personal, of all branches, when Ft. Slocum was a holding and detention center, for U.S. Military criminals, 1950's era? Please respond.

Since: Feb 09

New Rochelle

#9 Feb 7, 2009
My dad was an MP there in the late 40's and transported the Military criminals during that time. I will try to put you in touch with some of those that are coordinating Fort Slocum history.
William Waterhouose is in charge of the Fort Slocum Historical Society
American Pie wrote:
I would like to locate, former U.S. Military personal, of all branches, when Ft. Slocum was a holding and detention center, for U.S. Military criminals, 1950's era? Please respond.

Since: Feb 09

New Rochelle

#10 Feb 7, 2009
You can also try this link:
http://www.milhist.net/fortslocum/
Jeanne

Summerville, SC

#11 Feb 8, 2009
mrssweets wrote:
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Angela
Donna LaRocca & I shared an apartment at one time. Her father was such a gentleman. Anyone know what happened to them?
FSVet

Holden, MA

#12 Feb 11, 2009
I was there during the time that Col. Nealon and family were there.(1961-63) He was Deputy Post Commander.
I was in the Headquarters Co. 1207 Garrison, where all the cooks, MP's, boat crew, medics, and other personnel were.
I am in contact with others from the Information School as well.

Bill Waterhouse
FSVet

Holden, MA

#13 Mar 3, 2009
I have found a DVD copy of the movie about the schools at Fort Slocum on Amazon.com taken by the Army Pictorial Service in early 1961 or '62.
Please contact me for more information.
Bill Waterhouse
Jim Dandy

Morning Sun, IA

#14 Mar 11, 2009
haroldc11 wrote:
You can also try this link:
http://www.milhist.net/fortslocum/
Thankyou...as soon as I can
FSVet

Holden, MA

#15 Mar 14, 2009
If anybody is interested, there is a new (2008) DVD copy of a 30 minute movie made by the Army in the early 1960's, about Fort Slocum, available from Amazon.com for $14.95 plus postage.
If you live in the New Rochelle area, call Barbara Davis at the Library next week and you can probably look at her copy, which I donated recently.
3/14/09
FS Vet

Holden, MA

#16 Aug 24, 2009
We have a Facebook website called "Fort Slocum Friends" with photos from the earlier days and the 2007 and '08 visits.
FYI, Don Nealon, son of Lt. Col. Nealon died at age 60 on July 1, 2009. He was a teenager in the early 1960's.
New Rochelle Guy

Bronx, NY

#17 Aug 24, 2009
When I came to America a singing group called "Up With People" had something to do with the Island....I was over there many times.....made friends with a gentleman named "Lance Odell" who used to run the ferry years before when the army was there....did you know him?
FS Vet wrote:
We have a Facebook website called "Fort Slocum Friends" with photos from the earlier days and the 2007 and '08 visits.
FYI, Don Nealon, son of Lt. Col. Nealon died at age 60 on July 1, 2009. He was a teenager in the early 1960's.
FS Vet

Holden, MA

#18 Sep 30, 2009
There is talk of a ceremony on Nov. 11, 2009 at Glen Island to honor the veterans that were at Fort Slocum. I will add details when they become available.
New Rochelle Guy

Clifton, NJ

#19 Sep 30, 2009
Post it when you have it.....I live about 2 hours away from New Rochelle and now a days I dont go there too much....its like visiting a third world nation....but please post...would be great to come.
FS Vet wrote:
There is talk of a ceremony on Nov. 11, 2009 at Glen Island to honor the veterans that were at Fort Slocum. I will add details when they become available.

Since: Feb 09

Wilmington, NC

#20 Oct 5, 2009
Knew 2 kids from the fort....Herb Smith and Julie
Andrews class of '61 at NRHS. Anyone remember them?

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