Ft. Hood blows up radio tower

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 8:52pm

Fort Hood soldiers demolished an obsolete military radio tower in Topsey today using explosives. The demolition was originally planned for Jan. 9, but it was postponed due to lightning in the area. The 100-foot tower, built in the 1940s, was located on the T.W. Whatley Jr. estate and the estate administrator requested the removal. Engineers from the 36th Engineer Brigade brought down the tower with approximately five pounds of explosives, then cut up and disposed of the tower by recycling all materials through Fort Hood recycling facilities. The project was been coordinated with Coryell County Law Enforcement and ONCOR Power Company.

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment