The commander at Fort Leonard Wood has put the Party Cove at the Lake of the Ozarks off-limits to soldiers. Major General Bill McCoy doesn’t want any Fort Wood personnel visiting the place or taking part in any of the activities there.
McCoy’s order cites health and safety issues. A Fort Wood soldier broke his neck when he jumped off a houseboat two weeks ago. Earlier this summer, a soldier and a civilian employee drowned in separate incidents.
Fort Leonard Wood has its own recreational area at another part of the Lake.