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Brad Pinnix with the Army National Guard, left, and Dave Hovey of Coffeville push a tombstone erect as Jimmie Pinnix looks on in the Bethlehem Cemetery on the grounds of Camp McCain.
 
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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer

   Two very old cemeteries on the grounds of Camp McCain are getting some revitalization thanks to a grant.
   Massive granite posts have been erected marking the Bethlehem Cemetery and the Union Hill Cemetery, both located on the 13,000-acre training facility east of Elliott.
   The cemeteries, with graves that predate the Civil War, are the beneficiaries of the Legacy Resource Management Program. The program was instituted in 1990 to  provide financial assistance to the Department of Defense in protecting and enhancing resources while supporting military readiness. Ecosystem and habitat management, as well as the preservation of historical and archeological finds, falls under the purview of the program.
   “We’re very happy to receive funding from the National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Legacy Awards, and we fell like we’re putting it to good use,” said Brad Pinnix with the Army National Guard, which trains at Camp McCain.

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