DescriptionNamed in honor of William Bowen Campbell, the Whig governor of Tennessee and hero of the Mexican-American War, Fort Campbell is just over the Kentucky border from Clarksville, Tenn. A 105,068-acre installation, the reservation is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). The 101st, known as the “Screaming Eagles,” is the only air assault division in the U.S. Army.
Gander Memorial Park, at the jct. of Screaming Eagle Blvd. and Wickham Rd., pays tribute to the 259 military personnel, returning home from a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East, who were killed in a 1985 plane crash after refueling in Newfoundland. The once top-secret nuclear weapons storage site, called Clarksville Base, located at the south end of the post now is open for driving tours with brochures and interpretive signs.
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