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Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Zais Park

 
 
Zais Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
1. Zais Park Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated in memory of
General Melvin Zais
1916 - 1981

Commissioned in the infantry 1937
Served with distinction for 37 years
CGSC Class of 1948
CGSC Instructor 1949-1952
Fought in three wars
CG 101st Airborne Division 1968-1969
CG XXIV Corps 1969-1970
CG Third US Army 1972-1973
CG Allied Land Forces
Southeastern Europe 1973-1976

 
Erected by Fort Leavenworth Historical Society.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceForts and CastlesWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 21.315′ N, 94° 55.014′ W. Marker is in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Memorial is at the intersection of Grant Avenue and Riverside Drive, on the left when traveling south on Grant Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Leavenworth KS 66027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Blockhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Leigh Hall
Zais Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 27, 2013
2. Zais Park and Marker
Scott Avenue to left of photo
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe and Oregon Trails (about 400 feet away); The Oregon and Santa Fe Trails (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Capital of Kansas Territory (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Ignatius Chapel (Building 170) (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Former Burial Ground (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Leavenworth.
 
More about this marker. Public access to the post is possible with proper identification, subject to U.S. Army regulations.
 
Also see . . .
1. Melvin Zais. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Major General Melvin Zais and Hamburger Hill (monograph). (Submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 157 VVN – The Battle of Hamburger Hill – Part 1. Podcast at Vietnam Veterans news website. (Submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
General Melvin Zais image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, Unknown
3. General Melvin Zais
Major General Melvin Zais, Commander, 101st Airborne Division, 1968- 1969 image. Click for full size.
By Vietnam Veterans News, Unknown
4. Major General Melvin Zais, Commander, 101st Airborne Division, 1968- 1969
General Zais commanded the 101st in the Battle of Hamburger Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on December 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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