Army's Tank School Leaves Fort Knox After 70 years
"The Tank's 70-year connection to the Army post in the hills of central Kentucky ended Thursday as the Armor Center, the training school for generations of tank soldiers, began its move to Fort Benning in Georgia." as reported in the news recently.
The news article goes on to state, "The tank's history at Fort Knox stretches back to the eve of the country's entry into World War II, when military leaders noted the successes of German tank divisions that conquered France in 1940." -- Army's tank school leaves Fort Knox after 70 years
The World War II Timeline we have compiled for our Uncle Bob (Robert L. McGill, 1916-1954) shows that on 28 April 1941, that Uncle Bob completed the Armored Force School, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with the following: "Greetings, Be it known, that Second Lieutenant Robert L. McGill, 67th Armored Regiment (M), satisfactorily completed the prescribed Tank Maintenance (no. 3) course of the Tank department this 28th day of April 1941."
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