Ft. Sam Houston (Texas) USA POW Camp

TX SAM HOUSTON

Ft. Sam Houston opened in October of 1944 and closed in July 1946.  The camp held approximately 4000 German POWs.  The camp has a large cemetery where POWs in other camps in Texas as well as Ft. Polk Louisiana were buried.  It was reported that chits in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 cents were produced.  So far only a 1 cent has been found.

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