Fort Beavers Korea

73rd Armor History

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From 1967 Fort Beavers Yearbook
Lineage as of 1986
Unit has served in the Korean War, Panama Campaign, Haiti incident and Desert Storm. The unit was deactivated at Fort Bragg, NC as the 3rd Battalion, 73rd Armor, 82nd Airborne Division in May 1997.
From D. Colt Denfield, Pacific Base Research, Anchorage Alaska paper titled “ American Military Camps in the Republic of Korea 1866-1996, dated January 1997:

“Camp Beavers (also known as Fort Beavers)”

“Captain Harold Beavers, 73d Tank Battalion was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for valor on September 21, 1950.  The 7th Infantry Division, located at the camp, named it in Beavers honor on October 1, 1961.

Camp Beavers is in Happy Valley,  near Raejon-ni eight miles north of Tonhgduchon (Camp Casey).  The camp was build to accommodate an armor force near the DMZ.  Tanks of the 73d Tank Battalion, 7th Division, were at the ready in this camp.  Beavers was laid out in the hills , the 90 Quonset hut camp overlooking the flat valley below, with tank parking on the level ground.

During the 7th Division era Beavers was considered one of its most attractive camps.  It was well landscaped and very green.  Just before the departure of the 7th Division, in 1970, a ROK tank unit obtained the camp.  It is an active ROK camp today"