November 15, 2008

Fort Sill backs off

Fort Sill plans new warehouse location in sacred land disputeOfficials at Fort Sill plan to find a new location for a proposed warehouse that was the subject of a lawsuit by a Lawton-based Indian tribe that claimed the initial site was on sacred land.

Fort Sill's plans were contained in a court motion filed by the U.S. government to dismiss the claim by the Comanche Nation.

In the declaration filed Oct. 30, Fort Sill Garrison Commander Col. Robert Bridgford says that on Oct. 15, he directed the Army Corps of Engineers to cancel the contract for the Training Service Center warehouse at the current site.

"Fort Sill will not now, or in the future, construct a TSC warehouse at the current site and will not revive the TSC warehouse project at a later date at that location," Bridgford stated.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see "War" Threatens Medicine Bluffs.

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