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Scenes around Ft. Knox - pics #2
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A-109E
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:56 am
Post subject: Scenes around Ft. Knox - pics #2

This view of base housing was taken from the original main gate on Stithton Circle looking east along Chaffee Avenue . This is the Main Cantonment area and was constructed during the period 1933-1940
The%20housing%20units%20were%20in%20the%20Georgian%20Colonial%20Revival%20style%20and%20the%20plans%20for%20these%20were%20created%20by%20the%20Army%20Quartermaster%20Corps. The%20Leader's%20Club.%20This%20was%20the%20original%20officer's%20mess%20known%20by%20us%20as%20\"The%20Brick%20Mess\",%20and%20it%20was%20built%20in%201934.%20It's%20on%20Chaffee%20Avenue%20in%20the%20Main%20Cantonment%20area.%20This%20view%20is%20looking%20east%20from%2013th%20Cavalry%20Avenue. Historical%20marker%20by%20the%20Armor%20Center%20Headquarters%20building. The%20Armor%20Center%20Headquarters%20building%20on%20Chaffee%20Avenue%20in%20the%20Main%20Cantonment%20area.%20This%20was%20known%20as%20the%20Administration%20Building%20and%20was%20completed%20in%201934%20at%20a%20cost%20of%20$67,112.65. Looking%20east%20at%20the%20end%20of%20Chaffee%20Avenue%20towards%20the%20flagpole%20and%20monument%20area%20on%20the%20main%20parade%20ground%20known%20as%20Brooks%20Field. The%20M4A3(76)W%20HVSS%20in%20Creighton%20Abrams'%20markings.%20When%20I%20was%20at%20Knox%20in%201967%20this%20tank%20played%20an%20important%20role%20in%20the%201700%20hours%20Retreat%20ceremony:%20the%20turret%20was%20manually%20cranked%20180%20degrees%20from%20west%20to%20east%20and%20the%20main%20gun%20was%20fired.%20Anyone%20know%20if%20this%20is%20still%20the%20case? A%20view%20towards%20the%20west%20of%20Chaffee%20Avenue.%20 Another%20view%20towards%20the%20west%20of%20Chaffee%20Avenue%20with%20the%20HQ%20building%20on%20the%20left. The%20post%20theatre%20is%20visible%20off%20the%20bow%20of%20the%20M4A3E8%20and%20was%20completed%20in%201938. The%20flagpole%20circle%20is%20surrounded%20by%20monuments%20to%20each%20WWII%20armored%20division.%20Here's%20one%20for%20the%203rd%20and%20it's%20typical%20of%20the%20others. \"What!%20The%20Aero%20Scouts%20drank%20all%20the%20beer?\" (Sorry,%20Doug.......heheheh) The%20building%20across%20Brooks%20Field%20on%20the%20left%20is%20the%20old%20base%20hospital.%20Construction%20started%20in%201933%20and%20was%20completed%20in%201935.%20A%20new%20wing%20was%20added%20in%201940.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:20 am
Post subject: Re: Scenes around Ft. Knox - pics #2

- A-109E
The%20M4A3(76)W%20HVSS%20in%20Creighton%20Abrams'%20markings.%20When%20I%20was%20at%20Knox%20in%201967%20this%20tank%20played%20an%20important%20role%20in%20the%201700%20hours%20Retreat%20ceremony:%20the%20turret%20was%20manually%20cranked%20180%20degrees%20from%20west%20to%20east%20and%20the%20main%20gun%20was%20fired.%20Anyone%20know%20if%20this%20is%20still%20the%20case?
They%20were%20still%20doing%20that%20in%20'71-'73,%20with%20the%20\"salute%20gun\"%20that%20is%20featured%20in%20a%20close-up%20in%20another%20thread%20here%20in%20this%20forum,%20Look%20familiar?%20%20:lol:%20 com-central.net/index....amp;t=6989 Say,%20that%20building%20beyond%20the%20flagpole%20to%20the%20right%20sure%20looks%20familar...what%20the%20heck%20could%20that%20be?!%20%20%20:mrgreen:%20 (and%20you%20neglected%20to%20mention%20Waybur%20Theatre,%20that%20appears%20in%20one%20of%20your%20pics...saw%20many%20a%20flic%20in%20there...\"Chino\"%20was%20one%20of%20them.%20Saw%20\"Godfather\"%20and%20\"American%20Graffiti\"%20over%20at%20Olive%20Theatre)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:32 am
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- Doug_Kibbey
(and you neglected to mention Waybur Theatre, that appears in one of your pics...saw many a flic in there..."Chino" was one of them. Saw "Godfather" and "American Graffiti" over at Olive Theatre)


No I didn't! No I didn't! Razz Well, I didn't know the name was Waybur Theatre, but I did point it out as being beyond the bow of the M4A3E8. So there! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:44 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey

They were still doing that in '71-'73, with the "salute gun" that is featured in a close-up in another thread here in this forum, Look familiar? Laughing


Hmmm, lotsa hardware on that barrel is unfamiliar. Shocked

Here's what I remember. Laughing

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