Fort Knox World War II Barracks Ribbon Cutting
Start Time: 2:00 PM EST
General George Patton Museum
Fort Knox, KY 40121
The General George Patton Museum and Center of Leadership's restored WWII
barracks will be unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Dec. 6
in front of the barracks building.
The barracks, formerly known as building 7050, was once one of about 1,000
63-man barracks on Fort Knox built between 1941 and 1945. The last of its
kind, it was moved to the Patton Museum in May 2011. With the exception of
the windows, hardwood floors, and exterior siding, the structure is
original. The finished product looks today exactly as it did when it was
constructed in the 1940s.
Over the coming months, Patton Museum Foundation and museum staff will work
to add replica items and antiques, giving patrons the opportunity to see
what barracks life was like through the WWII and Vietnam eras. In keeping
with the museum's focus on Army leadership, the experience will teach
lessons about the first step in every Soldier's journey to becoming an
effective leader - basic training.
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