Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
General Melvin Zais
1916 - 1981
Commissioned in the infantry 1937
Served with distinction for 37 years
CGSC Class of 1948
CGSC Instructor 1949-1952
Fought in three wars
CG 101st Airborne Division 1968-1969
CG XXIV Corps 1969-1970
CG Third US Army 1972-1973
CG Allied Land Forces
Southeastern Europe 1973-1976
Erected by Fort Leavenworth Historical Society.
Location. 39° 21.315′ N, 94° 55.014′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling south on Grant Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Leigh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (about 400 feet away); The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails First Capital of Kansas Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Ignatius Chapel (Building 170) (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Former Burial Ground (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
Also see . . .
1. General Melvin Zais. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Major General Melvin Zais and Hamburger Hill (monograph). (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. US Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth. (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.