Created By: Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center
Fort Leonard Wood and the hospital’s namesake is Major General Leonard Wood. General Leonard Wood attended Harvard Medical School and began his Army career as a Contract Surgeon. He also commanded the "Rough Riders" during the Spanish American War, later serving as the Military Governor of Cuba. General Leonard Wood was the Chief of Staff of the Army from 1910 to 1914 and the only medical officer to have ever held the position.
This point of interest is part of the tour: St. Robert Military Tribute & Freedom Rock