Thanks to Bobby Sullivan
Bobby Sullivan, a long time Franklin resident who passed away this week, was Camp Hearne’s resident MP—a man who moved to Robertson County because the U. S. Army made him a Military Police Officer.
Bobby, an Oklahoma native, reported to Ft. Sill in January 1943, for MP training. Soon, he found himself bound for North Africa where he guarded prisoners in Casablanca until his company, MPED 420, loaded up prisoners for transport to New York City, then Trinidad, Colorado. After delivery, his entire unit was moved to Camp Hearne.
From June 1943 to January 1944 Bobby’s unit patrolled Camp Hearne. That short six months changed his life forever. He met a local schoolteacher, later married her, and never made it back to Oklahoma.