Fort Sam Houston Tour -- Established 1845

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Fort Sam Houston  known around here as "Fort Sam" has always been a landmark in the San Antonio area.  The U.S. Army has been present in the Alamo City since 1845.  In 1876, the Army moved to the present location gradually increasing its size to the 3,000 acres today.

It has always been one of the Army's most important commands.  For a number of years in the early 1900s it was the largest Army post in all the continental United States. Many distinguished American soldiers have served here, including no less than 13 Army Chiefs of Staff and two United States presidents.  Military aviation was born here in 1910 and many of the procedures and tactics developed here have led to the United States Success on the battlefield.

It was at the end of the Second World War that the Army made the base the principal medical training facility and it is renowned though-out the world today for its medical facilities.  Currently there is major building going on at the site. It is considered the most important military medical training facilityin the world.  It is said that aeromedical evacuation of war casualties was developed at Fort Sam in the early 1900s.



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Ann Allen Hoover
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Hello Faye!  When I visited San Antonio a few years ago I did not have time to visit Fort Sam Houston but had been told it was a great place to visit......hope I will have the opportunity to go next time I am out that way.  Nice YouTube!

Oct 06, 2010 08:12 PM #1
Faye Taylor
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Thanks, Ann

I could go crazy there.  The buildings are so neat.  I wish you go in a lot of them but you can't. The museum was closed the day we went so we didn't get to go inside. 

Cindy & I plan on going to Lackland today to the Thunderbirds air show.  I know that will be fantastic.

Oct 07, 2010 10:54 AM #2
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