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By Shannon McFarlin

In 1941, Paris, Tennessee, turned the house of Camp Tyson. The 2,000-acre camp named for Knoxville global conflict I veteran Brig. Gen. Lawrence Tyson used to be outfitted by means of a few 800 workers and consisted of 450 constructions together with barracks, a health center, and a theater. Over the process global warfare II, the camp grew to approximately 6,000 acres in dimension and served as a coaching flooring for as many as 25,000 servicemen, in addition to a POW camp for plenty of Germans and Italian prisoners. At Camp Tyson, infantrymen informed to build, continue, and function barrage balloons. those balloons have been effectively used to supply anti-aircraft safeguard in the course of international conflict I and back in global battle II with assistance from these knowledgeable in Henry County. even though, the atomic bomb made barrage balloons out of date, and after the struggle, Camp Tyson used to be decommissioned.

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