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June 1975

 
 
June 1975 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
1. June 1975 Marker
Inscription. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States Army on 14 June 1975 and the 150th anniversary of Fort Hamilton on 11 June 1975, this plaque is dedicated. We ask our successors to hold an appropriate observance in June 2025 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Fort Hamilton and 250th anniversary of the United States Army.

In June 1975 the following commands were at Fort Hamilton or its subordinate installations.
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USA Garrison Troops   818th Hospital Center (Army Reserve)
Armed Forces Examination Sta.   353d Civil Affairs Area (Army Reserve)
New York District Recruiting Command   Armed Forces Police Detachment
USA Criminal Investigation Detch.   USA Health Clinic
563d Military Police Company   Fort Totten, Queens
26th Army Band   Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island
USA Communications Detch.   Bellmore Depot, Long Island
902d Military Intelligence Detch.   Fort Tilden, Queens
77th Army Reserve Command   Fort Hancock, N.J.
411th Engineer Brigade (Army Reserve)
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In Sept. 1974, the USA Chaplain Center and School moved from Fort Hamilton to Fort Wadsworth. Army Air Defense units were inactivated around New York City and Forts Tilden and Hancock were in the process of being turned over to Dept. of the Interior for inclusion in the Gateway National Recreation
June 1975 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
2. June 1975 Marker
Area. The Fort Hamilton Command reported to USA Forces Command located at Fort McPherson, Georgia. General Fred C. Weyand was Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

Angelo Perri
Colonel, Infantry
Commanding
1975

 
Erected 1975.
 
Location. 40° 36.56′ N, 74° 1.959′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Sheridan Loop, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fort Hamilton. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11218, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Fort Hamilton Officers’ Club (here, next to this marker); Spanish 24-Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); On July 4, 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caponier (within shouting distance of this marker); M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Hamilton Home Page. (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Markers at Fort Hamilton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
3. Markers at Fort Hamilton
The June 1975 marker is one of three found at this location.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitary
 
Fort Hamilton Country Club image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 13, 2009
4. Fort Hamilton Country Club
The marker is at the top of the stairs, near the entrance to the Fort Hamilton Country Club.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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