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The Army had been a presence in Forest Park since 1941 until it was closed. The former base is being bought by the city for redevelopment as a business, industrial and commercial park. (Staff Photo: Kathy Jefcoats)

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First Gillem closing set May 2

Officials are preparing to close May 2 on about 778 acres inside Fort Gillem, the first step toward the city’s acquisition of the former Army base, officials said.


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