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Fort Gulick was a U.S. Army base in the former Panama Canal Zone located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal near Fort Davis, on Gatun Lake.

History[edit]

Buildings of the Escuela de las Americas (2006)

It was perhaps best known as the location of the School of the Americas. During the 1980s, control of the fort was turned over to the Republic of Panama who renamed it Fuerte Espinar, and the School of the Americas was moved to Fort Benning, Georgia in 1984. The U.S. retook over administration of the fort as a result of the 1989 United States invasion of Panama but kept the name of Fort Espinar.

The former site of Fort Gulick is now part of the municipal district of Colón, Panama and is the location of the Hotel Melia [1].

Military History[edit]

Abandoned bowling alley in Fort Gulick.

During the period of 1973-1979 Fort Gulick was home to Company B, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry. The rest of the 4th Battalion 10th Infantry was located at Fort Davis while construction of the barracks were on-going. This assignment gave Company B, a unique training environment. The Company supported the U.S. Army School of the America's during its tactical exercises at Fort Sherman and the Pina Training area. As well as supporting the 3rd Battalion 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) whose home Fort Gulick was. The 7th Special Forces was headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but had the 3rd Battalion at Fort Gulick. Prior to the 7th SFG(A) deploying to Canal Zone the 8th Special Forces Group had operated in the Central and South American area. One of the 8th SFG(A) historic participation was in the training of a Bolivian Ranger unit to pursue Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his guerrillas.

Ft Gulick-map 1979

Notes[edit]

1. Fort Gulick Dependent School 227298 (used after school for Martial Arts Classes). 2. 3rd Bn, 7th SFG(A) Buildings 232298 to 234298. 3. School of Americas building 243293 (now Hotel Melia). 4. Atlantic Area Command (USARSO) 233297 (at bottom of building was Post Office. 5. Company B, 4th Battalion 10th Infantry (two buildings, formerly of 3rd Bn, 7th SFG(A) 233296. (Note: UTM designators are not added.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Military Railroads on the Panama Canal Zone by Charles S. Small, Railroad monographs 1982

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°19′N 79°52′W / 9.317°N 79.867°W / 9.317; -79.867



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El Mundo
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Más tarde con la llegada de la Guerra Fría, Estados Unidos convirtió el complejo en el llamado Fort Gulick, ya que se encontraba en la zona del canal controlada por ellos. En 1963 se le cambió el nombre a “Escuela de las Américas” (SOA, sus siglas en ...
 
Deutsche Welle Español
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700

Más tarde con la llegada de la Guerra Fría, Estados Unidos convirtió el complejo en el llamado Fort Gulick, ya que se encontraba en la zona del canal controlada por ellos. En 1963 se le cambió el nombre a “Escuela de las Américas” (SOA, sus siglas en ...
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