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Only it wasn't an Air Force base near Clarksville, Tennessee. What is now Campbell Army Airfield had reverted to Army control from the Air Force in 1959, and the rest of Fort Campbell was always Army. Despite the Kentucky mailing address, most of the post is in Tennessee. At that point the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne was in Vietnam, and the rest of the Division went over in December 1967.WiseguyThreeOne (talk) 21:08, 9 December 2012 (UTC)
And despite the claim to the contrary earlier in the article, the songwriter said that it did not refer to Clarksville Tennessee. In classic Wikipedia fashion, a baseless urban myth is stated as fact, and then refuted with more reliable information in the same article — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 01:39, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
As an item of interest, it seems that the original recording of this song (with the Monkees) is flawed and you will always hear a thumping noise (if you listen carefully), generally happening between the times of 2:10 to 2:15, or somewhere around those time locations, depending upon the produced song length. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 04:32, 9 August 2017 (UTC)