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Fort Leonard Wood, Misso un
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The Story of
FORT LEO ARD WOOD
FORT LEONARD WOOD, cover 71,000 acres of the Mark
Twain National Forest in the Missouri Ozarks, southwest of
St. Louis. Activated in 1940, the Fort was named in honor
of Major General Leonard Wood who won the Medal of
Honor for action in the campaign against the Apache Indian
Only a handful of ofHcials were on hand December 1940
to witness the ground breaking ceremonies. On that day, an
unknown soldier of a huge construction Army turned the Hrst
shovelful of dirt for the construction of the nation 's largest
engineer training center, a post that has trained thousands
of fighting men.
The mud was terriHc-so bad as to give the budding
camp nationwide publicity. But the excavators and the
wielders of hammer, trowel and saw surged on in their work.
Almost all workers lived off the post. In spite of all the
difficulties the work preceeded at a furious pace and was
virtually completed the middle of May.
With the completion of 540, 000,000 fort and the 22 mile
railroad leading to it, trainees began coming in full speed.
From the early part of 1941 until the post closed in 1946,
Fort Leonard Wood trained some 300,000 righting men. Such
famous divisions as the 6th, 8th, 75th, 97th and the 70th
trained here during World War II.
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