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Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gowdy Field

Dedicated 31 March 1925

 
 
Gowdy Field Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Barrera, September 23, 2005
1. Gowdy Field Marker
Inscription.
Named in honor of Sgt Hank Gowdy who put his major league career on hold to join the infantry and serve the nation in WWI

Rededicated 29 April 2005

Fort Benning Soldiers and family members
Cal Ripken,Jr.
BG Benjamin Freakley Gary Hensley

 
Erected 1925.
 
Location. 32° 21.914′ N, 84° 57.782′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Fort Benning near Ingersol. Click for map. On Fort Benning Base. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Riverside" (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Infantry Board (approx. 0.8 miles away); 505th Parachute Infantry (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Benning.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hank Gowdy : Baseball Player and War Hero. "Hank Gowdys
Gowdy Field Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Al Barrera, September 23, 2005
2. Gowdy Field Marker
war record was quite impressive. He served with distinction in the 166th Infantry Regiment and became a part of the famed “Rainbow Division,” the Fighting 42nd." (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. A victory for Fort Benning youth. The background in this rededication is on page three of this Georgia Magazine July 2005 issue.
"For its support of youth baseball, the Fort Benning Army Post won the top prize in the national 2004 Wisk Laundry Detergent “Win a Dream Field” contest, garnering $20,000 for improvements to the bases Gowdy Field. As part of the celebration, future baseball hall-offamer Cal Ripken Jr. held hitting and fielding workshops with young players on April 29 at Fort Benning." (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Virtual Tour of Gowdy Field. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable PersonsSportsWar, World I
 
Gowdy Field Rededication Photo, Click for full size
Official U. S. Army Photograph, April 29, 2005
3. Gowdy Field Rededication
Gowdy Field Dedication Photo, Click for full size
By Al Barrera, January 14, 2009
4. Gowdy Field Dedication
 
 
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