Fort Polk hosts 'Return to Tiger Land' - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fort Polk hosts 'Return to Tiger Land'

Tiger Land now and then. Tiger Land now and then.
A static display on Saturday. A static display on Saturday.
KPLC's Gerron Jordan gets to experience a simulator. KPLC's Gerron Jordan gets to experience a simulator.
Soldiers training at Fort Polk for Vietnam. (Source: Fort Polk Public Affairs) Soldiers training at Fort Polk for Vietnam. (Source: Fort Polk Public Affairs)
FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) -

Saturday was a day for Vietnam veterans and their families to revisit "Tiger Land," one of the premier training spots for soldiers preparing for combat in the Vietnam War.

The event was hosted by the 162nd Infantry, the "Tiger Brigade."

The day offered displays, training simulators and historical exhibits.

The veterans also got a look at the training currently taking place at the installation.

During the Vietnam era, thousands of soldiers trained at Fort Polk, which has unique vegetation that mimics Southeast Asia.

More soldiers trained at Fort Polk during that time than any other Army station in the country.

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