Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Dedicated 31 March 1925
Rededicated 29 April 2005
Fort Benning Soldiers and family members
BG Benjamin Freakley Gary Hensley
Location. 32° 21.914′ N, 84° 57.782′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Fort Benning near Ingersol. Touch for map. On Fort Benning Base. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America.
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); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Infantry Board (approx. 0.8 miles away); 505th Parachute Infantry (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
Also see . . .
1. Hank Gowdy : Baseball Player and War Hero. "Hank (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. A victory for Fort Benning youth. The background in this rededication is on page three of this Georgia Magazine July 2005 issue.
"For its support of youth baseball, the Fort Benning Army Post won the top prize in the national 2004 Wisk Laundry Detergent “Win a Dream Field” contest, garnering $20,000 for improvements to the base’s Gowdy Field. As part of the celebration, future baseball hall-offamer Cal Ripken Jr. held hitting and fielding workshops with young players on April 29 at Fort Benning." (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Virtual Tour of Gowdy Field. (Submitted on December 16, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Sports • War, World I •
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