William Beaumont General Hospital /Biggs Air Force Base / Fort Bliss

William Beaumont General Hospital /Biggs Air Force Base / Fort Bliss (HMPCC)

Location: El Paso, TX 79902 El Paso County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 46.964', W 106° 28.776'

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William Beaumont General Hospital
This famous army hospital opened in 1921 and was named for Major & Surgeon William Beaumont, who distinguished himself as an army surgeon during the war of 1812. Later his observations of the stomach of Alexis St. Martin, which was exposed by a gunshot wound, made great and lasting contributions to the knowledge of the physiology of human digestion. He served this nation well, as does the hospital which bears his name.

Biggs Air Force Base
Formerly Biggs Field. It is a powerful arm of the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and was first used in March, 1916 by the U. S. Army First Aero Squadron en route to Columbus, New Mexico, following the Pancho Villa raid. In 1925, it was officially named in honor of Lt. James B. Biggs, native El Pasoan. During World War II, it trained bombing crews who served their country with honor and distinction.

Fort Bliss
The post of El Paso was created in 1848 and after four moves, came to its present location in 1893. In 1854, the post was named Fort Bliss for Lt. Col. W. W. S. Bliss. His remains are buried there and a monument stands in his name. Early day troops protected caravans and settlers from the Indians, and its garrisons also served valiantly in the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II and the Korean conflict. It is now the home of the great U.S. Army Air Defense Center.
Year Placed1962
Placed ByThe State National Bank of El Paso
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 359908 N 3517306
Decimal Degrees31.78273333, -106.47960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.964', W 106° 28.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 57.84" N, 106° 28' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)915
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2311-2313 Scenic Dr, El Paso TX 79902, US
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