Fort Carson

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My brother-in-law, Ron, retired from the Army while serving at Fort Carson.

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This M1 was displayed with several other military vehicles on base.

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Ron served during Desert Storm in one of these Bradleys.  He explained that 10 men were packed inside!!!

Unfortunately, this Bradley was displayed across the road, so my photo didn’t turn out very well.

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Cobra

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Statue of Kit Carson, after whom Fort Carson was named.

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Ron sadly lost several co-workers in Iraq.

So many names on these memorial stones—and these were just deaths of soldiers stationed at Fort Carson.

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Nearby was displayed this twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center.

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3.6.11

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2 thoughts on “Fort Carson

  1. Kristine says:

    What an excellent field trip, Heather. My sil knows someone who was killed while serving out of Ft. Carson. I used to work on the Bradleys in California–my group wrote the repair manuals for these back in the early ’80s.

    • Heather says:

      How interesting that you worked on Bradley repair manuals, Kristine. I don’t think I’d ever before learned what you did in your previous life:)
      Ron was explaining about repairing those Bradley treads in the desert. Sounds like tough work.

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