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Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dorie's POW Negotiations

 

— Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail —

 
Dorie's POW Negotiations Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
1. Dorie's POW Negotiations Marker
Inscription.  When her husband was shot down in 1967, Doris became involved in the MIA/POW group, and as President she organized the Phoenix Area Families (66), and incorporated them. Later she became the Arizona Coordinator of the National League of Families of POW/MIA's with headquarters in Washington, D.C.

In 1970 she was chosen Military Wife and Volunteer of the Year for the Tactical Air Command.

In 1971 she traveled to Europe, Geneva, Switzerland, Paris, France and Stockholm, Sweden, to seek help for the POWs and compile a list of all the POWs. In Stockholm she met with a North Vietnamese representative re- questing better treatment for American Prisoners of War; that the sick and injured be released; and that letters and packages be allowed.

In 1972 she appeared on the Republican Platform Committee in Miami, Florida and she urged a full scale bombing of the North Vietnamese to release the POWs. She was chosen as one of the six POW wives as a Military Wife of the year over all commands. Doris has been an active speaker and worker for patriotic causes and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows, including the Phil

Dorie's POW Negotiations Marker along the trail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
2. Dorie's POW Negotiations Marker along the trail.
Donahue Show and the Regis & Kathy Lee Show.

Photo caption:
Mrs. Doris Day had these bumper stickers made to help remind the American people about the P.O.W.'s being held in Southeast Asia.
 
Erected 2015 by the City of Fort Walton Beach & Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 30° 25.011′ N, 86° 36.156′ W. Marker is in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Iowa Drive NE north of California Drive NE, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Walton Beach FL 32548, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prisoner of War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mistys (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Class Action Lawsuit (about 400 feet away); Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserving and Protecting the Mound (approx. 0.9 miles away); Story of the Fort Walton Temple Mound (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fort Walton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Okaloosa County Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Walton Beach.

 
Another marker along the trail about Dorie's activities. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
3. Another marker along the trail about Dorie's activities.
Click on marker to read her activities.
Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 29, 2020
4. Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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