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July 23, 2018
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World War I-era military camp remembered today
(WOUB) - A southern Ohio town today is remembering the 124,000 soldiers who trained at a World War One era military camp before heading off to European battlefields.

Today is the 90th anniversary of the founding of Camp Sherman just north of Chillicothe. Local officials plan a small ceremony today.

Chillicothe resident John Ratcliff Doerres' father was stationed at the camp.

He says the camp covered 2,000 acres of leased farmland.

The National Park Service says the federal government built several training camps across the country after the US entered the war in 1917. Camp Sherman was the third largest.

It was dismantled in the 1920s.

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