Fort Myer, VA Memories
Featuring South Post c1940-1970
Fort Myer South Post - Fay Leet
Fort Belvoir

The four photos below were submitted by Leola Fay Keller Leet, but she goes by Fay. She enlisted in the Army right out of high school, and ended up at Fort Myer South Post from September 1961 to June 1964. Her main memories of the post were the Green Room snack bar, the theatre and the tunnel which took her to her duty in the Pentagon in the Procurement Division of the Department of The Army. She was also on post at the time of President Kennedy's burial procession, and visited the new grave, only a few hundred yards west of South Post, a few days later when lines decreased. She also drove down from her home in Northwestern Pennsylvania for the dedication of the Women's Memorial in 1998, and is still involved with that. The Memorial (honoring women in the military) is near the main entrance to Arlington Cemetery in the exact area where The Pentagon was originally to be located. The photos below were all taken in 1962 and one of Fay's goals is to find a photo of the tunnel from the 50's or 60's - good luck!!

Fay can be contacted by email at

ABOVE LEFT: Fay's bedroom.

ABOVE RIGHT: The 'Dayroom' in the CQ (Charge of Quarters) Building, where Fay pulled duty on occasion.

ABOVE LEFT: This view, looking east, shows three of the old Headquarters Company wood barracks: 519 (with the ever-present Washington Monument sticking out behind it), 517 and 515. The training room is to the far left, and the Green Room and Rec Center are to the left of that, out of the picture.
ABOVE RIGHT: Fay's friend, Sybil, trudges up the hill to the Post Gym.
All Images, Designs, Intellectual Property © 2007