Our home/quarters on Church St looked like this
Our house in Ft. McClellan Alabama looked like the above duplex. Our house was much nicer and was red brick with white. We lived in the unit like the one on the far right. Good sized houses. Our Army homes were larger than my house in Michigan so we liked living in them.
Our house on Gibson Drive/Custer Terrace
Our home on Gibson Drive which was located in Custer Terrace. Custer Terrace was just outside the main gate off to itself. We had our own Officer's Club, shopping center, and pool too! It was a lovely area. It was our first time having a stand alone house which we loved.
Tons of hills, copperhead snakes were often found hiding under the leaves so you had to be careful walking in the woods down there. I rode my bike with my feet up mostly on the path through the woods behind our house.
Directly behind our house on Gibson was Battle Park. That was a housing area for dependent families to stay when their father went to war. In this time it was Vietnam. My civilian friends thought we lived in barracks and ate in mess halls!
Ft McClellan Officer's Club
old swimming pool behind the Officer's Club in Ft McClellan
Buckner Hall Ft McClellan
No we didn't wear uniforms or salute our parents either! Army teens were just the same as civilian teens. We loved rock n roll and shooting pool. Army kids loved the swimming pool and the pool tables. These were my favorite things to do for fun.
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Life as the daughter of an officer was very much like belonging to a country club. Our parents had lovely parties and formal social affairs. It really was a nice life for a teenager.
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