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Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Polk House

 
 
Polk House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
1. Polk House Marker
Inscription. These quarters are dedicated to GEN James Hilliard Polk (1911-1992). As newlyweds, LT and Mrs. Polk lived here in the late 1930s, when he served with the 8th Cavalry Regiment. During World War II, he commanded 3rd Cavalry Group as it spearheaded advances into central Europe. He also served in the Korean War, as Assistant Chief of Staff of X Corps, taking part in 3 campaigns. GEN Polk was Commander in Chief of both U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army from 1967 until his retirement in 1971.
 
Location. 31° 48.349′ N, 106° 26.245′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Sheridan Road just south of Adair Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abrams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hinman Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Quarters 213, Chaparral House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument (about 600 feet away); Colonel George Ruhlen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pershing Circle
Polk House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
2. Polk House and Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Howze House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bliss.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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