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Barksdale AFB in Bossier Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award

 
 
1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
1. 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award Marker
Inscription.
To
World War II Veterans

7 December 1941 thru
31 December 1946
16.5 Million Served
397,316 Died
670,845 Wounded
78,733 Missing–In–Action
124,079 POW'S
12,653 Died in Captivity

 
Erected 2001 by Retiree Activities Office BAFB.
 
Location. 32° 30.691′ N, 93° 40.887′ W. Marker is in Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, in Bossier Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Shreveport Road and Lindbergh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 88 Shreveport Road, Barksdale AFB LA 71110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Ira C. Eaker (here, next to this marker); Major General Lewis Elton Lyle (a few steps from this marker); 34th Bomb Group Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "Hell's Angels" (within shouting distance of this marker); General Joseph J. Nazzaro (within shouting distance of this marker); SR-71 Memorial Dedication (within shouting distance of this marker); 486th Bombardment Group (H) Memorial
Monument can be seen on left of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
2. Monument can be seen on left of photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 344th Bomb Group (M) AAF Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barksdale AFB.
 
More about this marker. Located at the Barksdale Air Force Base Global Power Museum, is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is free to the public. Access is at the Northgate Road base entrance. A Government issued ID, (Drivers License, Passport etc.) is required to gain entry at the gate entrance.
 
Regarding 1999 Omar N. Bradley Spirit of Independence Award. The “Spirit of Independence Award” has been given out annually at the Independence Bowl after the Sports Foundation directors decided to recognize an outstanding American citizen with the “Spirit of Independence Award”. The first recipient was General Omar N. Bradley, the only living five-star general in the United States at that time. The following year, and until his death, General Bradley presented the “Spirit of Independence Award” to his fellow recipients. After his death, the General’s name was added to the award.

Since the award’s inception, this honor has been bestowed upon outstanding American
Rear of monument looking towards flight line. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 27, 2017
3. Rear of monument looking towards flight line.
citizens, or organizations, which symbolize the spirit of freedom and independence on which our country was founded.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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