Fort Clayton, Canal Zone

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Fort Clayton was the headquarters to US Army South in the Canal Zone. It was a great place to live and work.

Fort Clayton Front Gate - Circa 1950's.

Fort Clayton looking to Miraflores Locks. Cocoli can be seen near the horizon... yes a great place to live and party.

As a little kid I loved Armed Forces Day.
The services would have open house
and we could see what the US Army was all about.
One of the treasure souvenirs was the above map.

On the ground
in front of the Fort Clayton Headquarters Building

Many GI's varoomed around the old Canal Zone
on Harley-Davidsons.

Home of USARSO

US Army wants you!

Wow!when Elvis was called up for Army duty,
we thought who will be next?
So all of us living in Cocoli started thinking more seriously about enlisting in one of the branches of the service...
we didn't want to be called up and then not have a choice.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding
with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for a while, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same." --- Unknown

Elvis was that type of person and his music lives on...

When you don't know where you are going
any road will take you there.

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life –
and it all begins with your very own power of choice.”
--------- Jim Rohn, Author and Speaker---

Carpe Diem!

Escape to Panama a lost paradise...

It has been a real pleasure sharing little more about the old Canal Zone. Please check out another page.....you'll be glad you did! Take care and drop by again. Hasta la Vista. See you on the flip side.

Photo Credits: Author, Bill Fall, Montana, US Army Archives, CZ and PCC Archives

US Army wants you!

Hola que Pasa?

Do I have a story for you!...

Sing and rejoice, tra-la-la, for fortune is smiling upon you!

Panama Dreaming...