Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Colonel Samuel D. Sturgis fought in the Indian Wars for 40 years (1846-1886) to expand the American Frontier in the west.
His son, Major General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., served in the U.S. Army with distinction for 41 years (1884-1925).
General Sturgis' son, Samuel D. Sturgis Jr., as a First Lieutenant commanded Troop A 9th Mounted Engineer Squadron which in 1933 converted this draw into the present stadium. Twenty years later, Lieutenant General Samuel D. Sturgis Jr. rose to become the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army before retiring from Active Duty in 1956.
The three generations of Sturgis served 119 years of active military service in the United States Army.
Location. 39° 4.032′ N, 96° 46.934′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is at the intersection of Godfrey Avenue and Morris Avenue on Godfrey Avenue. Click for map. This marker is located just east of the stone stairs and the black and yellow "STURGIS STADIUM" sign. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuttle Park (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of the Gallant Dead 26th Cavalry Global War on Terrorism Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of the Gallant Dead of the Second U.S. Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); To the United States Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); 9th Armored Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion (approx. ¼ mile away); 16th Infantry Regiment — 1st Infantry Division (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Riley.
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