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by Jerry A. Sierra

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TENT CITY, EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE

The main processing center

After several days in Key West, I flew to Eglin Air Force Base, in Orlando, Florida, where the main processing center had been set up. [President Carter later opened additional processing centers in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.] Someone called it Tent City, and that's just what it was.




The camp was cold in the early morning...