Military History/Camp Swift 1943
I am looking for info on an outbreak of meningitis at Camp Swift Texas in late March and/or early April 1943. My mom's fiance was sent there after enlistment and died there of meningitis. My mom told me at least 100 soldiers died but I have been unable to find any record of this.Thank you for any help you can give me.
These was indeed a meningitis outbreak in April 1943. I found the record of several soldiers. Meningitis was a problem at many camps that had sewage issues. I have not found much information but there is a place with detailed records of Camp Swift during World War 2 The Bastrop Public Library has paper records from World War 2 concerning the Camp. I have included a link to them and I would contact them for detailed records.
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