Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dwight David Eisenhower
October 14, 1890 ~ March 28, 1969
During that time, he served as executive office of the 24th Infantry and commanded the 2d Battalion. He also coached the Fort Benning Doughboy football team to an all-Army championship.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was born to Ida and David Eisenhower in Denison, Texas on Oct. 14, 1890. In 1891, he and his family moved to Abilene, Kansas. In 1911, he entered West Point, graduating in 1915, 61st in a class of 164. He was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he met and married Mamie Geneva Doud in 1916.
By 1918, Eisenhower was a lieutenant colonel battalion commander, but two years later as a captain, in a small peace-time Army, he nearly got out when not selected to attend the Infantry Officers’ Course. He did attend Command and General Staff School, and was first in his class.
During WWII, he commanded the Allied invasion of North Africa, the Italian Campaign, and all Allied expeditionary forces during the June 6, 1944 Normandy Invasion.
Erected 1990 by Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Government & Politics • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 2075.
Location. 32° 22.099′ N, 84° 57.483′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is at the intersection of Vibbert Avenue and Austin Loop, on the right when traveling west on Vibbert Avenue. 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. "Riverside" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lafayette Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gowdy Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); China Gate (approx. 0.4 miles away); "The Buffaloes"Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
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