Arnold Air Force Base in Coffee County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
LT Kara Hultgreen USN
Naval Aviation Pioneer
This F-14-D Tomcat is dedicated in memory of LT Kara Hultgreen United States Navy. On 25 October, 1994 the Black Lions of Fighter Squad 213 were conducting training operations in preparation for deployment to the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). The Tomcat she piloted that day experienced engine failure on final approach and crashed in the Pacific. Her crewman survived. LT Hultgreen's determination and perseverance helped her become the Navy's first woman carrier-based combat fighter pilot. She is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. A true example of courage, bravery and loyalty. Her sacrifice shall never be forgotten.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Erected by Arnold Engineering Development Complex, U.S. Air Force.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Disasters • Military • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is October 25, 1994.
Location. 35° 22.964′ N, 86° 1.732′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro TN 37342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major James Duricy USAF (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Robert M. Bond (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Dr. Frank L. Wattendorf (about 400 feet away); General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (approx. 3.8 miles away); James W. Starnes (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pioneer Armored Maneuvers (approx. 7.3 miles away); War Comes to Manchester (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arnold Air Force Base.
Also see . . . Kara Hultgreen. Wikipedia entry on the life and career of the pioneering pilot. (Submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.