View Full Version : Fort Chaffee burning / Elvis' basic training camp

02-02-2008, 05:09 PM
World War II era buildings destroyed, video link---> www.4029tv.com/video/15167116/index.html?taf=fts (http://www.4029tv.com/video/15167116/index.html?taf=fts)

In 1958 Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. army and began basic training here. Because Fort Chaffee retains it's WWII look, several motion pictures have been filmed at the post. It was also the location for the filming of the movies "Biloxi Blues," and "A Soldier's Story." Fort Chaffee is a part of military history and Arkansas history and that needs to be maintained. Several buildings located at Fort Chaffee are eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places including the Maness Schoolhouse building, which dates back before the 1940's. Another 21 sites are potentially eligible for inclusion and another 22 sites will require further investigation