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"Associated Press photo from New York -- Charles Miller* (left), Newark, N.J., and Robert Dodds, Montclair, N.J., make up a bed in their quarters after reporting for a year's duty in the first U.S. camp for conscientious objectors, opened May 15 (1941), at Patapsco State Park, near Elk Ridge, MD."
*Following his service at Patapsco, Dad was reassigned to the NRDC Research on Sound Control project at Harvard. -- Steve Miller