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    Photo Essay: Fort McCoy salutes former President Bush with 21-gun artillery salute

    Fort McCoy salutes former President Bush with 21-gun artillery salute

    Photo By Scott Sturkol | Soldiers with the 426th Regional Training Institute (Wisconsin Military Academy)...... read more read more

    FORT MCCOY, WI, UNITED STATES

    12.06.2018

    Story by Scott Sturkol                  

    Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office           

    Soldiers with the 426th Regional Training Institute (Wisconsin Military Academy) rendered honors to former President George Herbert Walker Bush on Dec. 6, 2018, with a 21-gun artillery salute at the Parade Field at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    In accordance with Army Regulation 600-25, guns were fired at one-minute intervals.

    On Nov. 30, the 41st president of the United States, President George H.W. Bush, passed away at his home in Houston, Texas.

    In accordance with the Presidential Executive Order published on Dec. 1, all executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government were closed on Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a mark of respect to the former president.

    In honor and tribute to the memory of the former president, the flag of the United States was lowered to half-staff on Dec. 1, and will remain as such until sunset on Dec. 30. On Dec. 6, the former president was buried on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.

    At Army installations around the world, a 21-gun salute was held at noon local time.

    Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin. The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

    Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.

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    Date Taken: 12.06.2018
    Date Posted: 12.06.2018 14:56
    Story ID: 302463
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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