a digital recreation of an original war-era pamphlet distributed to the boys coming home ...
TO ALL DEBARKEES Welcome home and welcome to Camp Kilmer! The Post Commander and his staff assure you that everything will be done for your comfort and pleasure during your short stay here. For your information, Camp Kilmer was activated in June 1942 the first staging area to be built solely for that purpose in the United States. It is also the largest staging area in the United States and has handled more than two and a half million troops. Named for Joyce Kilmer, the soldier-poet of World War I whose home was in nearby New Brunswick, Camp Kilmer is an installation of the New York Port of Embarkation, part of the Army Service Forces' gigantic Transportation Corps.
This booklet contains the answers to most of the questions you will have while here. Keep it in your possession it will be of great assistance to you now and an interesting souvenir when you get home.