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Families at Fort Hancock

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

Col. Corley's son and friends at birthday party at Battery Gunnison, 1965.

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Fort Hancock was more than an Army base. It was home to thousands of families over its nearly eighty years in service.

Spouses and children offer a different look at life at the Fort. Here are a few of their stories.

To see Fort Hancock through the eyes of a family's camera, click here and here.

 

Did You Know?

Fort Hancock Foghorn newspaper announces Judy Garland's performance in 1943

Did you know that many celebrities visited Fort Hancock in World War II? Judy Garland performed for the soldiers at Fort Hancock in 1943. Lana Turner also visited the fort during the war. More...