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Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Dwight Eisenhower was posted to Fort Sam Houston, Texas twice during his career, as First Lieutenant Eisenhower in 1915-1917 and again 1939-1941. On 2 October 1915, Lieutenant Dwight D. Eisenhower was introduced to Mamie Dowd[?] at the Officers' Mess in Fort Sam Houston. They were married in 1916 and lived there in 1916-17. During his time at Fort Sam Houston, Eisenhower was promoted to Captain. As Colonel Eisenhower, he returned to Fort Sam Houston in 1939 serving as Chief of Staff[?], 3rd Army. During this period he was promoted to Brigadier General and it was at Fort Sam Houston on a quiet December afternoon in 1941 that he learned of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This event would not only change the course of American history but his personal history as well.

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