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Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rosa B. Scott (Anderson)

 
 
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1. Rosa B. Scott (Anderson) Marker
Inscription.  
On June 20, 1994, an assault occurred at Fairchild Air Force Base by a gunman during which 4 personnel were killed and 23 wounded. Rosa B., a civilian nurse at the base hospital, risked her life as a first responder to prevent further loss of life. Her courage and devotion to duty was acknowledged by a letter of commendation from Brigadier General Gary Voellger, USAF. Rosa B. also cared for troops wounded in the Vietnam Conflict and during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

At the request of U.S.Congressman George Nethercutt, the flag of the United States of America was flown over the Nation's Capitol to honor Rosa B. Anderson for her 33 years of service to the USAF on December 1, 1998 and officially presented to her on January 2, 1999.

At J.S. Clark High School, Rosa B. excelled as lead majorette, was a member of the Glee Club and Drama Group with a lead role in senior plays. She credits Mrs. Regina D. Tatum, a teacher, a coach and role model, along with her loving parents for her early development.

Rosa B. was also a pioneer, being the first African-American to dance live on KLFY-TV in Lafayette in 1958. She has truly made

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August 26, 2017
2. Rosa B. Scott (Anderson) Marker
the people of Opelousas, her family and schoolmates proud of her.

ROSA B. SCOTT-ANDERSON
Class of 1958

Courage Confidence Compassion
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWomen.
 
Location. 30° 31.899′ N, 92° 4.444′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Memorial can be reached from East Landry Street (U.S. 190) east of South Academy Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.S. Clark High School (here, next to this marker); Doctor's Office (here, next to this marker); Venus House (a few steps from this marker); Le Vieux Village (a few steps from this marker); Opelousas Firsts and Famous/ Hall of Fame (a few steps from this marker); Sugar Kettle, c. 1800 (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Century Outhouse, c.1890 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jarrell Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
J.S. Clark High School Memorial Walk image. Click for full size.
August 26, 2017
3. J.S. Clark High School Memorial Walk
Located in Le Vieux Village
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 168 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2017.
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