Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is the Flagship of Army Medicine! BAMC is the command, comprised of ten separate organizations, that provides inpatient care, outpatient care, advanced rehabilitative services and troop leadership.
Many of our wounded warriors are brought
here to rehab and recuperate. The burn center
is second to none.
Yes, the "infamous" Geronimo was at Ft Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in 1886. He stayed in a tent in the Quadrangle. Today there are deer, peacocks, geese and dove ...What a peaceful and serene setting with a remarkable history.
When my grandchildren were young they loved for me to take them to the Quadrangle to feed the peacocks, geese, and deer that would walk right up to them looking for a handout.
Well fed deer resting around the old watch tower
From some of the story's I've heard about the infamous legend...It wouldn't surprise me.
Geronimo and other Native American POW's at Fort Sam Houston in 1886..the Apache War Chief remained a POW for 27 years until his death.
I lived within a half block of Fort Sam for seven years and occasionally late in the evening
I would hear the eerie sound of Taps being played on a bugle...slow, clear, and beautifully. I never knew why or who it was for but a wave of sadness always accompanied it.