We left Maynardville and spent a night at the Raccoon Valley Escapees Campground outside of Knoxville. There, we had full hookups and dumped our grey and black tanks. The next day we drove on to our site here at the Camp Carson Army Recreation Area about four miles down the road from Fort Knox, KY.
Fort Knox is not far from Louisville KY. Since we have never been here we have done some sight seeing.
First we stopped at the General George Patton Museum at Fort Knox. It was a freebie but none the less quite interesting and well done.
Fort Clark, Texas along the Mexican border. He was stationed there as Lt Colonel as a cavalry officer.
I think I first got interested in Patton when I saw the movie by the same name.
He also studied with the French and wrote the Army manual on fighting with a sabre as well as designing the last U.S. Calvary saber.
He petitioned and was allowed to go into Mexico with Gen John J. Pershing in the chase for Pancho Villa in 1916.
He left his mark on the Army in World War II as the most well known Army Tank Commander of the war along with the German General Rommel. During WW II Patton commanded the Third Army and was responsible for capturing more enemy prisoners and liberating more territory than any army in history.
The museum is built around the them of leadership
One of the B-3 bomber jackets worn by Patton
The general's modified Jeep
The car in which Patton died, while being driving to a pheasant outing near Mannheim Germany, Dec 9, 1045
The museum is open to the public at no charge and can be reached without driving onto the post at Fort Knox. It was a good museum and worth the time to see.
That's it for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles. Thanks for joining us! Until next time...