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Brief History of Camp Stewart ……. Training recruits to become polished antiaircraft soldiers is the vital business of the South’s great Antiaircraft Training Center at Camp Stewart. This vast military reservation, in less than two years, was pieced together like a gigantic jigsaw puzzle from 281,000 acres of south coastal Georgia pine woodlands to make it one of the largest Army camps in the country. One of the most modern posts in the nation, it trains thousands of soldiers and at the same time cares for their every want and comfort. The camp was named after General Daniel Stewart, hero of the Revolutionary war and rugged Indian fighter who was born in the vicinity of the Headquarters Area of the reservation. General Stewart married the sister of Charlton Hines, founder of Hinesville, which is the seat of Liberty County located one mile from the camp’s main entrance. General Stewart was the great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt. Camp Stewart has what is believed to be the largest V-for-Victory in the nation, as its hutment and Headquarters areas are laid out in shape of a huge V; and “Shoot ‘Em Down!” is its grim motto. Brigadier General O. L. Spiller, C.A.C., is Commanding General of the AAATC; and Colonel William V. Ochs, CAV., is Post Commander.