Fort Sheridan Illinois

Questions for anyone who lived or served at Fort Sheridan.

  • When did you live at Fort Sheridan and for how long?
  • Describe your time here. What were some of the positives about your life at the Fort? Negatives?
  • Do you come from a military family?
  • Describe a typical day for you while you were at Fort Sheridan?
  • Besides military training/working were you able to participate in other activities such as sports, volunteer work, educational pursuits etc?
  • What were some the positives and negatives about your time Fort Sheridan?
  • Where were you before and after your tenure at the Fort?
  • What building/buildings did you live in at the Fort?
  • What ranks were you and where did you live on base
  • Did you have a family that lived with you here?
  • While you were stationed at the Fort, did you feel a sense of its history? Did fellow soldiers talk about its history–how it dates back to 1888; was named after Civil War General Phillip Sheridan; became a hospital during the 1917 flu epidemic?
  • Do you still have any contact with people who served beside you here at the Fort and in the military in general?
  • Why did you join the military?
  • Did you go through basic training at the Fort?
  • If given the opportunity, would you serve in the military again?
  • What is the toughest part of being in the military?
  • What lessons did your time in the military teach you?
  • If you are a family member of a Fort Sheridan veteran, did you live on the Fort with your loved one? If so, what are your memories of your time at the Fort?
  • If you are a family member or friend of someone who lived and served at Fort Sheridan, what are your memories of your loved one? What do you remember about your time at the Fort?