Doughboy Stadium, Fort Benning, GA
U.S. Army Infantrymen built this stadium as a memorial to their dead comrades of World War I.
Labor and construction began in November 1924. The stadium was dedicated October 17, 1925.
This is the main entrance of the stadium. If you ever saw the movie "We Were Soldiers Once", one scene of the movie was filmed here. I wasn't there that day, but I heard it was really hot and the movie people kept the extras sitting in the hot sun for a 'really long time'. Sam Elliott complained and got everyone moved to the chapel (from yesterday's post) for a sun break. In case you don't know, it can take a really long time to set up a movie shot. You go Sam. Always my [movie] hero.