Biography of Horace S. Zimmerman, Col. U.S.A.
Col (then Lt.), Camp Commander, Camp Benning, NP-7, D.C. and Camp near Whitehall, MA, USA
My father, who passed away several years back, was a Subaltern, a Lieutenant, and Camp Commander in the late 30's/early 40's at the two camps listed. Lt. Zimmerman was activated from the Reserves in September of 1940 and in May of 1941 was given command of Camp Benning, NP-7 just outside of Washington, DC.
Lt. Zimmerman hosted a visit by the former King of England, George V to the Benning Camp in 1941, perhaps November. The King spent an hour at the camp with Zimmerman and 50 of his men touring the camp. The Royal visitor stated an intention to begin a CCC style organization in the Bahamas.
My father, H.S. Zimmerman, was career Regular Army, Infantry. He retired as Colonel in 1962.
Duke of Windsor, King George V, Touring Barracks at Camp Benning, NP-7, D.C. and Camp near Whitehall, MA, c.1941
Duke of Windsor, King George V, Touring Camp Benning, NP-7, D.C. and Camp near Whitehall, MA, c.1941
Horace S. Zimmerman, Photo from Newspaper Article on King's visit
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