His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
The highlight of the festivities was the return of a small part of the Royal Artillery to the barracks.
Each time, the 1920s version of paparazzi found him and trained their telephoto lenses on his barracks.
1680s, "temporary hut for soldiers during a siege," from French barraque, from Spanish barraca (mid-13c. in Medieval Latin) "soldier's tent," literally "cabin, hut," perhaps from barro "clay, mud," which is probably of Celt-Iberian origin. Meaning "permanent building for housing troops" (usually in plural) is attested from 1690s.