Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

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Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by gerrykan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:36 pm

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It would be interesting to see a 'now' picture to compare what, if anything remains.
I don't think many, if any WWII style barracks remain.
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Widner looks a little nervous...I would be too!
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Note the 1941-47 Dodge truck underneath the Airliner.

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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by Steve Webb » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:10 pm

That is where my Dad was in 1953 after being drafted. I think it was the largest base at one time. I have his unit book and a smaller history pamphlet here somewhere.I know he said it was out in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by Glenn Shorney » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:48 pm

Hey -- Been there, done that, and got my own little blue book...................................... Yeh, been a long, long time ago!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by gerrykan » Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:38 am

Steve Webb wrote:I know he said it was out in the middle of nowhere.
It is also known as Fort Lost in the Woods.
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Post by brian in denver » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:33 am

when I was there in 79 the repple depple was still in wwii barracks, but there probably long gone now.
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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by DanoZeman » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:41 am

When i was there in 2004 we stayed in brand new barracks but there were alot of WWII barracks scattered about on post ask me how i know. We had to stay in one as punishment for a week for our floors not having that brand new look. It was about 2 miles from our class rooms and chow hall and we had to double time it back and forth. I really wish i had more time to visit the sites on Fort Lost in the Woods in Misery allot of history there.
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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by Steve Webb » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:18 am

I found the history book which was a reprint from the 1941 book after it was essentially completed. It was over a 100 square miles so pretty big is an understatement. Over 75 million board feet of lumber was bought for construction of buildings. I know my Mom( they were dating then) went out to see him by train and said she would see him when he got out! He was in 6th Armored Division C company 5th heavy tank battalion August of 1953. His book is red though
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Post by brian in denver » Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:49 am

hmm my unit was E-4-2,
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Re: Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, 1961

Post by OKMOTORPOOL » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:11 am

There is a company area o WWII era buildings just uphill from the museum. These buildings have been restored to represent a VN era barracks and a WWII POW barracks.

I took basic there in 1972 in A-1-3. One of the companies in that area had a sign with Popeye the Sailor in Army uniform which advertised " a changed man". Wish I had taken a picture of the sign, but we weren't permitted to have cameras.


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