Note: This post was corrected on December 4, 2013. The previous post erroneously listed Ft. Huachuca’s acreage. In actuality, during WWII the base was more than 71,000 acres and today is some 73,000 acres. Thanks to Major General (retired) John M. Custer for the correction.
Two-thirds of my work of fiction, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel is set on a 73,000-acre, army base in southeast Arizona that still operates today as an army installation.
Fort Huachuca has been significant in the training of black soldiers since the late 19th century and during World War II served the largest concentration of African-American (Negro) soldiers.