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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

United States Commanders in Chief

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. United States Commanders in Chief Marker
Inscription.

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context]
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their service and each fill the office of President in a particular time-frame, confronted with unique problems and circumstances. It is fitting that we honor their service here.

James (Jimmy) Earl Carter, 39th President
President Carter graduated from the Naval Academy and served from 1946-1953, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He served under Admiral Rickover in the development of the nuclear submarine program. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President
President Reagan served in the Army Reserve as a Second Lieutenant, then in the US Army during WWII, attaining the rank of Captain. He was barred from combat because of poor eyesight. He narrated pre-flight training films for the Army Air Force Motion Picture Unit.

George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President
President

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By William Fischer, Jr.
2. United States Commanders in Chief Markers
Bush served in the US Navy in the Pacific during WWII, attaining the rank of Lieutenant junior grade. He was the youngest pilot in the Navy when he earned his wings (age 19). He flew 58 combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

George Walker Bush, 43rd President
President Bush served as a pilot in the Air National Guard for 5 years, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.005′ N, 94° 13.796′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart (here, next to this marker); Silver Star Medal (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
More about this marker. These markers read right to left since the natural visitor flow at the memorial is to view them in a clockwise fashion.
 
Also see . . .
1. James "Jimmy" Carter (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ronald W. Reagan (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. George H. W. Bush (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. George W. Bush (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, ColdWar, World II
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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