In Honor of Col. George E. “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret.), MOH, and Doris “Dorie" Sorenson Day
Bud and Dorie were both natives of Sioux City, Iowa and later adopted the Fort Walton Beach area as their hometown.
After service in World . . . — — Map (db m163813) HM
Cathay Williams was born to an enslaved mother and a free father in Independence, Missouri in 1844. During her adolescence, she worked as a house slave on the Johnson plantation on the outskirts of Jefferson City, Missouri. In 1861, Union forces . . . — — Map (db m192285) HM
Filed by Attorney, Col. (Ret) George E. "BUD" Day
Many times, Bud wondered what God was saving him for, and perhaps the answer came more than twenty years after he retired from the
Air Force. In 1995, the government Bud Day had . . . — — Map (db m163780) HM
When her husband was shot down in 1967, Doris became involved in the MIA/POW group, and as President she organized the Phoenix Area Families (66), and incorporated them. Later she became the Arizona Coordinator of the National League of Families of . . . — — Map (db m163806) HM
Originally called Camp Walton, this Confederate installation, constructed in 1861 to guard East Pass, was garrisoned by a company of Florida militia called the "Walton Guards". Several small skirmishes with federal landing parties occurred near . . . — — Map (db m110313) HM
The Indianola Inn, the second hotel in this area, was built on this midden mound in 1912 – the only structure ever permitted to do so. The inn burned in 1962, but the steps, foundation parts, and well head have been . . . — — Map (db m99232) HM
Ms. Cochran was an American pilot who held more speed, distance, and altitude records than any other flyer during her career. Ms. Cochran took her first flying lesson in 1932, and got her pilot's license in three weeks. She soon mastered the . . . — — Map (db m192254) HM
Created out of the frustrations of racial segregation, John C. Beasley State Park opened in 1960 as an area For Colored Only, as the Highway 98 gated entrance sign read. The Park resulted from the efforts of members of the Negro community and . . . — — Map (db m192251) HM
Jonita Bonham was born on April 2, 1922 in Bennington, Oklahoma, After completing nursing school, she was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps Medical Corps 1944-1945. She served both in the Philippines and Japan after World War . . . — — Map (db m192280) HM
Ms. Hester is the first Army female to be awarded the Silver Star for Valor since World War II. The presentation was held at Camp Liberty, Iraq, on June 16, 2005.
Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester of the 617th Military Police Company, a National Guard . . . — — Map (db m192263) HM
Ms. Higbee immigrated to the United States from Canada, completed her nursing training in 1899, and began working as a surgical nurse. She joined the United States Navy in 1908 as one of the original Sacred Twenty," the nurses who started the Navy . . . — — Map (db m192281) HM
Margaret Corbin was born on November 12, 1751, near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She was orphaned at age five during an Indian raid and raised by an uncle. In 1772, Margaret Cochran married John Corbin, a Virginia farmer. When the Revolutionary War . . . — — Map (db m192290) HM
Born in a small village in Afghanistan, Naseema grew up in a simple mud hut with no electricity or running water. Her father immigrated to the US on a Doctoral Scholarship, and was able to secure visas for his young children. Naseema was 12 years . . . — — Map (db m192257) HM
Preserving the Mound
Florida is home to a rich variety of cultural resources that represent our society. Many significant archaeological sites, like the Fort Walton Temple Mound, are in public ownership.
The preservation of the temple . . . — — Map (db m99254) HM
Shot down August 26, 1967 during 500 M.P.H.
attack on missile site. Injured with 3 right arm
breaks, injured knee, damaged eye.
Captured, tortured, and escaped through
jungle for 2 weeks, swam the Ben Hai River
back into South Vietnam, and was . . . — — Map (db m163781) HM
This marker commemorates the
men and women who achieved
These Patriots, believing in the
noble cause of liberty, fought
valiantly to found a new nation.
1775 - 1783
Choctawhatchee Bay . . . — — Map (db m192301) HM
Ms. Lane joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve on April 18, 1968. She completed her training at Fort Sam Houston on June 14, 1968, and reported for duty at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, just 3 days later. She worked there until . . . — — Map (db m192276) HM
You are looking at a hill of earth which is the original temple mound built by the Prehistoric People living here between A.D. 700 and A.D. 1500. It is thought to be one of the largest human-made prehistoric earthworks on salt water.
The temple . . . — — Map (db m150434) HM
In 1967, a group of experienced jet fighter pilot volunteers was brought together in South Vietnam to form a Top Secret unit officially designated Operation Commando Sabre, but known by their now-famous call sign, "Misty," after Bud and Dorie's . . . — — Map (db m163733) HM