Juan A. Avila 1921-2008

Juan A. Avila 1921-2008 (HM16ZF)

Location: Brackettville, TX 78832 Kinney County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 18.336', W 100° 25.057'

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"The Greatest Generation"

This young infantryman of the 102d Division stands "on guard" in the rubble of a defeated Germany in 1945 as a conquering hero. When he returned to his hometown after the war he got a job helping with the demolition of Fort Clark's World War II buildings. He stayed on as an employee of the Guest Ranch and in 1971 continued on with the Fort Clark Springs Association. So for 56 years, longer than any other single person, this gentle unsung hero devoted his life to the service of Fort Clark. Thank you, Juan Avila, for making a difference. The Post Motor Pool facility is rededicated to his memory
HM NumberHM16ZF
Year Placed2009
Placed ByFort Clark Springs Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 7:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 362324 N 3242678
Decimal Degrees29.30560000, -100.41761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 18.336', W 100° 25.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 18' 20.16" N, 100° 25' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)830
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8543-8771 Avenida Juarez Rd, Brackettville TX 78832, US
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