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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y6G_first-expansion-period_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
The first major expansion of facilities at Fort Bliss occurred between 1913 and 1917 when the post's focus shifted from infantry to cavalry. This shift coincided with a build-up of forces and facilities to support a full cavalry regiment to protec…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1X3N_depression-era-group-1927-1939-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
These red brick Craftsman-style bungalows and the Spanish Eclectic-style quarters across the parade ground to the south were built between 1930 and 1939. Their construction was part of a nationwide Army building program which added many new office…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWC_joshua-micah-mills-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
A boy ... A dream             A man ... A goal Achieve ... at last. "Silver Wings Upon His Chest" Staff Sergeant Joshua Micah Mills was born November 1, 1984 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, TX to a career…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WWB_pearl-harbor-memorial-a-war-memorial_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
Dedicated in memory to all those personnel of the United States Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy who gave their lives, December 7, 1941. Keep America Alert!
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UU1_first-post-hospitals-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
The five brick buildings in this area are the post's first two hospitals. The first, Building 8, was constructed in 1893. Both floors were originally encircled by a wood verandah. A covered walkay extended to adjacent Building 9, an isolation ward…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UTO_pershing-circle-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
Pershing Circle was built as part of the 1930s expansion of Fort Bliss. It was designed to contain four buildings: a post theater, chapel post exchange, and division headquarters; however, the chapel and theater (now Sage Hall) were the only build…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UTN_hammett-house-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
These quarters are named for Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. (Charlie) Hammett (1969-2008). A native of Tucson, Arizona, CW3 Hammett enlisted in the Army in 1990. He was subsequently selected as a Command and Control Systems Warrant Officer. Durin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UTL_second-expansion-period-group-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
These warehouses were built for the Eighth Quartermaster Corps in 1921 as a supply depot for Army outposts and units away from Fort Bliss. Unrest related to the Mexican Revolution (1910-1921) led to the establishment of a string of border outposts…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1UTF_the-howze-house-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
These quarters are named for Major General Robert L. Howze (1864-1926), Commanding General, El Paso Military District and 1st Cavalry Division. During World War I, he commanded the 38th Division and later the 3rd Division. In 1919 General Howze as…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1URY_wilson-park-historical_Fort-Bliss-TX.html
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 ca…
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