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My dad, Gerad J. Neihouse, was in the Ozone, Arkansas, camp. I think he was in from 1938 until 1940. He was from Coal Hill, Arkansas. He took me to the camp site around 2000, and the foundation for the camp was still there and also a small pond in the shape of the state of Arkansas. Dad also would go to the reunions the CCC had. I believe he also became friends with a gentleman who was doing research or writing a book about the CCC; this was in the 1990s. My dad passed away in 2011, and he's buried at the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  
Anthony Neihouse
Festus, MO