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Fort Hood History

Fort Hood History

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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYFH Pam 870-1HEADQUARTERS III CORPS AND FORT HOODFort Hood, Texas 76544-5056
25 January 1991Historical Activities
MEMORIALIZED SITES ON FORT HOOD RESERVATIONSUGGESTED IMPROVEMENTS.
The proponent of this pamphlet is the History Division, Directorate of Program Integration and Leadership (DPIL). Users are invited to send comments and suggestedimprovements to Commander III Corps and Fort Hood, ATTN: AFZF-PI-MH, Fort Hood, Texas 76544-5056.
OVERVIEW
1GeneralThis pamphlet provides information on a portion of completed memorialized sites onthe Fort Hood Reservation. This represents only preliminary research. A completelisting will be published at a later date.
NOTE.
The information contained in the pamphlet was transcribed from localsources for accuracy; therefore, care was taken not to ‘force feed’ the data into aparticular format or translate the verbage. In those cases where information suchas dates, locations or units is missing, further research is needed and will possiblybe available in future updates.1aApplicabilityThis pamphlet applies to personnel, both military and civilian, working on FortHood.During full mobilization, information contained in this pamphlet remains in fulleffect.1b
MEMORIALIZED SITES
2CREIGHTON Named in honor of General (GEN) Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. GEN Abrams’
ABRAMS
first assignment as a second lieutenant (2LT) was with the 1st Cavalry Division.Field House He served with the 4th Armored Division in World War II (WWII), and led the 37th(Building 23001)Tank Battalion of Patton’s Third Army which broke the siege at Bastogne. Hecommanded the 3d Armored Division in 1960, commanded V Corps in 1963, and wasCommander of United States (US) Military Assistance Command, Vietnam in1968. He served as Army Chief of Staff in 1972.
ALBEE
BowlingMemorialized 5 May 1967 in honor of Captain (CPT) George E. Albee. CPT AlbeeLanes (Buildingwas a member of the 41st Infantry Regiment and a veteran of many Civil War9001)and Indian campaigns. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic action on 28October 1869, at the Brazos River in Texas, while attached to an expedition of the9th Cavalry Regiment.
BIXBY
StreetNamed in honor of First Lieutenant (1LT) Phillip Bixby, Jr., killed in action(Pershing Parkwhile assigned to the 6th Tank Battalion, 2d Armored Division.Housing Area)
BROADMAN
LakeBuilt by Company B, 61st Engineer Battalion, the lake was dedicated 14 August1958 to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) William M. Boardman.(continued on next page)
 
FH Pam 870-125 January 1991BOLES
Range
 
This four point, underground rifle range constructed by 8th Engineer Battalion wasdedicated on 18 February 1972, in honor of Major General (MG) John K. Boles,Commander of 1st Armored Division, 8 April 1968 to 9 February 1970.
BOWEN
CircleNamed in honor of Sergeant (SGT) John G. Bowen, formerly of Killeen, killed in a(Walker Villageplane crash near Eqphrata, Washington, 1943.Housing Area)
BOYD
StreetNamed in honor of 1LT Truman Boyd III, who was killed in action near Mateur,(Pershing ParkTunisia on 7 May 1943, while serving with the 81st Reconnaissance Squadron, 1stHousing Area)Armored Division.
BROUMAS
Memoralized July 1974 in honor of LTC Andre G. Broumas, killed in action inMemorial ParkVietnam while commanding the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.(1st CavalryDivision DisplayPark)
BRUCE
Memorialized 10 November 1972 in honor of Lieutenant General (LTG) AndrewMemorial HallDavis Bruce, first Commanding General of Camp Hood, May 1942 to May 1943.(Building 31007)(General Bruce Drive in Temple, Texas, was dedicated 22 May 1953). In December1941, at Fort Meade, Maryland, LTG Bruce was ordered to start the Tank DestroyerCorps. He chose the local area (currently Fort Hood) and started to build CampHood and the new Tank Destroyer Center in February 1942. He transformed itfrom ranch land to the largest military training area in the country, and becameknown as the ‘Father of Fort Hood’. Retired after 37 years of service, he died in1969.
BURBA
GymnasiumNamed in honor of MG Edwin H. Burba, Commander of the 2d Armored Division(Building 9301, 2din 1963. The gym was memorialized March 1971. MG Burba died in an aircraftArmored Division Gym)accident.
CARROLL
DriveNamed in honor of Master Sergeant (MSG) M. D. Carroll, killed in action while(Walker Villageserving with the 36th Infantry Division in Italy, 1943.Housing Area)
CARTER
StreetNamed in honor of 1LT Meredith M. Carter, killed in action while serving with the(Pershing Park14th Field Artillery, 2d Armored Division.Housing Area) 
CASEY
MemorialMemorialized 24 February 1973 in honor of MG George W. Casey, Commander oLibrary (Buildingthe 1st Cavalry Division, who was killed in an aircraft crash in Vietnam, while18000, Main Postenroute to visit wounded soldiers of his command 7July 1970. Also killed inLibrary)the same incident was the division Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Kenneth W.Cooper.
CHAFFEE
VillageNamed in honor of GEN Adna R. Chaffee, Commander of US troops in China during(Housing Area) the Boxer Rebellion. GEN Chaffee is also considered the father of the U.S.Armored Force.
CHASE
HallNew 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters building, dedicated 8 July 1983, in honor o(Building 28000) MG William C. Chase (guest of honor at the dedication ceremony). MG Chasecommanded the division July 1945 - February 1949 during and after WWII. MGChase gave the division the nickname ‘First Team, which is still the division motto.(continued on next page)
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