Rosa B. Scott (Anderson)
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 the people of Opelousas, her family and schoolmates proud of her.
Class of 1958
Courage Confidence Compassion
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 828 East Landry Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America.
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); Sugar Kettle, c. 1800 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jarrell Home (within shouting distance of this marker); La Chapelle House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Macland Plantation Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
Categories. • African Americans • Heroes • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • Women •
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