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

Wilson Park

Buildings 720, 721, 723, 724, & 725 dedicated 1970

 
 
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By Kevin W., April 14, 2016
1. Wilson Park Marker
Inscription. Captain John Stanton Wilson was born 11 January 1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was commissioned through the New Mexico National Guad in 1965, and called to active duty in February 1966. Severely wounded during his first tour in Vietnam, he came to Fort Bliss in July 1966 as an instructor in the Air Defense School. In October 1968 he volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam, where he was an evaluator with a Vulcon Weapons system Evaluation Team. Captain Wilson was killed in action 23 February 1969 during an enemy attack at Long Binh, when he gave his relative secure bunker position to several Vietnamese civilians, thereby exposing himself to an enemy rocket explosion which caused his death. He was awarded a posthumous Silver Star, and also held two Bronze Stars and three Purple Hearts.
 
Location. 31° 48.349′ N, 106° 25.905′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Carter Road 0.1 miles east of Custer Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bliss TX 79916, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Depression Era Group: 1927 - 1939 (approx. mile away); William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Wilson Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 14, 2016
2. Wilson Park Marker
Hinman Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pershing Circle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarters 213, Chaparral House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abrams House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Polk House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Howze House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bliss.
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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