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Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Gowdy Field

Dedicated 31 March 1925

 
 
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By Al Barrera, September 23, 2005
1. Gowdy Field Marker
Inscription.  Named in honor of Sgt Hank Gowdy who put his major league career on hold to join the infantry and serve the nation in WWI
 
Erected 2005 by Fort Benning Soldiers and family members; Cal Ripkin, Jr.; BG Benjamin Freakley; Gary Hensley.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: SportsWar, World I.
 
Location. 32° 21.914′ N, 84° 57.782′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Memorial is on Fort Benning near Ingersol. On Fort Benning Base. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Riverside" (approx. 0.3 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lafayette Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Buffaloes" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
 
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By Al Barrera, September 23, 2005
2. Gowdy Field Marker
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 Hank Gowdy : Baseball Player and War Hero. "Hank Gowdy’s war record was quite impressive. He served with distinction in the 166th Infantry Regiment and became a part of the famed “Rainbow Division,” the Fighting 42nd." (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Official U. S. Army Photograph, April 29, 2005
3. Gowdy Field Rededication
Gowdy Field Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Al Barrera, January 14, 2009
4. Gowdy Field Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. This page has been viewed 2,089 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2009, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2008, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan.   3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 17, 2009, by Al Barrera of Brownstown, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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