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

Quarters 213, Chaparral House

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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By Kevin W., April 12, 2016
2. Quarters 213, Chaparral House and Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Howze House (approx. ¼ mile away); Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel George Ruhlen (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bliss.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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