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   Carlisle, KY - Camp KY-SCS-18:

 

Thanks to Teri Pryse for the following information.

 

Teri's father, Fred Pryse, was born in Vincent, Owsley Co, KY on Feb. 18, 1917. He was living in Heidelberg, Lee Co, KY when he joined the CCC on August 23, 1935.  He was assigned to Company 3563 and spent his whole tour of duty at the Carlisle, KY Camp - KY-SCS-18.   He was discharged on March 25, 1939.  KY-SCS-18 started work Sept 5, 1935 and ceased July 2, 1941.

 

Fred was on the basketball team, and is the man on the far right in the back row.

 

Fred Pryse in CCC Camp SCS-18, KY.

 

Fred Pryse in the field.

 

Fred Pryse (far right) with two CCC friends.

 

Fred Pryse passed away Jan. 24, 1964 in Martinez, CA. So, how did he get to CA. During WWII, Fred was a Staff Sergeant under Julian Cheatham. Julian was the brother of the founder of Georgia-Pacific. When they returned to the States Julian contacted Fred and asked him to come work for him. He became the manager of the Georgia-Pacific Plywood Company's wholesale distribution warehouse in Toledo, OH. He resigned due to his health and moved west.   When he died he owned a restaurant and pool hall in Sacramento, CA.