Families displaced by Fort Hood honored

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Residents of several Central Texas communities are being recognized more than 70 years after they were displaced to make way for what became Fort Hood.

Relatives of displaced families were honored Saturday with the dedication of a new historical marker at North Fort Hood.

An estimated 470 families were displaced by the construction in 1942 of a tank destroyer range at Camp Hood, which eventually grew into the sprawling Central Texas Army post about 60 miles north of Austin.

Wilma Colvin Edwards tells the Killeen Daily Herald that several generations of her family lived on their land before it was taken by the Army.

Retired Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, a former Fort Hood commanding general, thanked those in attendance for their sacrifice.
 

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