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1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 – Camp Benning / Fort Benning - Muscogee Co., GA
N 32° 28.449 W 084° 57.144
16S E 692422 N 3594840
Quick Description: This two sided marker stands at the intersection of Macon Road and Dixon Drive in Columbus, Georgia.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2008 11:19:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM4Q38
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 13

Long Description:
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1918 Diamond Jubilee 1993 – Camp Benning / Fort Benning

Side One:
In October 1918, the Infantry School of Arms was established on 80 acres of land near here. Camp Benning, later Fort Benning, was named in honor of Confederate Infantry General Henry Lewis Benning, a Columbus resident. The camp’s first commander was Col. Henry Eames. Constructed in just 7 days, the temporary camp had some 300 tents, mess halls, offices and warehouses. It was built under the supervision of Major J. Paul Jones. Hundreds of thousands of young men received their military training under the watchful eye of such legendary military leaders as Marshall, Eisenhower, Stilwell, Collins, and Patton here at the Infantry School.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Carl Patrick Foundation – 1993

Side Two:
Fort Benning’s mission has always been to train infantrymen for their task of defending the nation. Fort Benning, now located south of Columbus on some 200,000 acres, is the free world’s largest infantry training facility. Fort Benning has trained infantrymen who have fought with pride in all of the nation’s military involvements for more than half a century. During World War II, the Cold War, the wars in Korea, Vietnam and Panama, as well a Desert Storm, infantrymen who have fought and dies to keep this nation free. This marker honors the infantry men who have, for the past 75 years, trained at the Home of the Infantry.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Carl Patrick Foundation – 1993
Type of Marker: Highway

Date: 1993

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Carl Patrick Foundation

Marker #: Not listed

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