Archive for Thursday, November 1, 2007

Disciplinary Barracks to honor ex-commandant

November 1, 2007

A roadway within the walls of the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks on Fort Leavenworth will be dedicated today, Nov. 1, in honor of a former commandant who was killed earlier this year in Afghanistan.

Col. James W. Harrison Jr., was killed May 6 while serving as a detention policy expert with the Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. Prior to his deployment in December 2006, Harrison was assigned to Fort Leavenworth as director of the School for Command Preparation at the Command and General Staff College; prior to that he was commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.

Although the main confinement facility of the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, the Castle, was demolished in 2005, a number of buildings within the walls are being renovated for use by other Fort Leavenworth organizations.

The dedication is open to the public. Visitors are asked to park in the lot south of the main entrance to the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and enter through the main entrance portico, or in the 705th Military Police (I/R) Battalion parking lot to the west of the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. The inclement weather site is building 466, inside the old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks.

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