Sandersville in Washington County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pvt. Willie Lee Duckworth Sr.
1924 — 2004
from Sandersville, Georgia, authored one of the most popular
marching cadences in military history. At first, it was known as the
"Duckworth Chant." It later gained fame as "Sound Off".
Ain't no use in goin' home
Jody's got your gal and gone
Ain't no use in feeling blue
Jody's got your sister, too.
With those words, Willie Lee Duckworth made the journey from
foot soldier to footnote in military history.
Location. 32° 59.011′ N, 82° 48.68′ W. Marker is in Sandersville, Georgia, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Haynes Street and Stacer Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the Washington County Courthouse Veterans Memorials. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 West Haynes Street, Sandersville GA 31082, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington County Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Washington County Korean Monument (here, next to this marker); Washington County World War II Memorial Washington County Viet Nam War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington County World War II Monuments (a few steps from this marker); Washington County World War I Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandersville.
Also see . . . Blog on Willie Duckworth -Sandersville Man Marched to A New Tune. (Submitted on May 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.