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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rear Admiral Fran McKee

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Rear Admiral Fran McKee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 1, 2010
1. Rear Admiral Fran McKee Marker
Inscription. In 1976, Fran McKee became the first woman line officer promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. A wide range of opportunities for women in the Navy is a result of her personal example and her work on the Navy's Equal Rights Committee.
 
Erected 2009 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.41′ N, 87° 37.876′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Arthur E. Brown, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Henry S. "Hank" Klibanoff (here, next to this marker); Natalie Chanin (here, next to this marker); Michael "Nick" Nichols (here, next to this marker); General John Coffee (a few steps from this marker); James Jackson (a few steps from this marker); Kelton D. (Kelso) Herston (a few steps from this marker); Lynn Middleton Sibley (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .  Fran McKee - Arlington National Cemetery website. (Submitted on December 3, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 39 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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