Wilson Park Historical

Wilson Park Historical (HM1URY)

Location: Fort Bliss, TX 79906 El Paso County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 48.349', W 106° 25.905'

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Buildings 720, 721, 723, 724, & 725 dedicated 1970

Captain John Stanton Wilson was born 11 January 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was commissioned through the New Mexico National Guad in 1965, and called to active duty in February 1966. Severely wounded during his first tour in Vietnam, he came to Fort Bliss in July 1966 as an instructor in the Air Defense School. In October 1968 he volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam, where he was an evaluator with a Vulcon Weapons system Evaluation Team. Captain Wilson was killed in action 23 February 1969 during an enemy attack at Long Binh, when he gave his relative secure bunker position to several Vietnamese civilians, thereby exposing himself to an enemy rocket explosion which caused his death. He was awarded a posthumous Silver Star, and also held two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.
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Date Added Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 364473 N 3519804
Decimal Degrees31.80581667, -106.43175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 48.349', W 106° 25.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 48' 20.94" N, 106° 25' 54.3" W
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Area Code(s)915
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Carter Rd, Fort Bliss TX 79906, US
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