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

Quarters 213, Chaparral House

 
 
Quarters 213, Chaparral House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
1. Quarters 213, Chaparral House Marker
Inscription. These quarters are named in honor of both the Chaparral bird (or "Roadrunner"), native to the desert southwest, and the Chaparral Air Defense Missile System. This weapon is a highly mobile, heat-seeking short range missile, effective against all types of aircraft and helicopters. Initially fielded in 1969, the Chaparral Missile system served in the active component of Air Defense Artillery until 1994. "Chaparral House" now a serves as a distinguished visitors quarters.
 
Location. 31° 48.3′ N, 106° 26.232′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Sheridan 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); Polk House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pershing Circle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Howze House (approx. mile away); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. mile away); Colonel George Ruhlen (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bliss.
 
Categories. Military
 
Quarters 213, Chaparral House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
2. Quarters 213, Chaparral House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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