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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

 
Clickable Map of Okaloosa County, Florida and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Okaloosa County, FL (119) Santa Rosa County, FL (65) Walton County, FL (14) Covington County, AL (17) Escambia County, AL (29)  OkaloosaCounty(119) Okaloosa County (119)  SantaRosaCounty(65) Santa Rosa County (65)  WaltonCounty(14) Walton County (14)  CovingtonCountyAlabama(17) Covington County (17)  EscambiaCounty(29) Escambia County (29)
Location of Fort Walton Beach, Florida
    Okaloosa County (119)
    Santa Rosa County (65)
    Walton County (14)
    Covington County, Alabama (17)
    Escambia County, Alabama (29)
 
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1Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail
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
2Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — 13 — Class Action Lawsuit — Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail —
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
3Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — 8 — Dorie's POW Negotiations — Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail —
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
4Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — F-94 — Fort Walton
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
5Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — F-569 — Indianola Inn, An Indian Midden Mound, and Civil War Cannons
Side 1 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
6Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — Okaloosa County Desert Storm Memorial
In honor of America's heroes in Operation Desert Storm Map (db m99338) WM
7Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — Preserving and Protecting the Mound
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
8Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — 7 — Prisoner of War — Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail —
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
9Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — Story of the Fort Walton Temple Mound
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
10Florida (Okaloosa County), Fort Walton Beach — 6 — The Mistys — Bud & Dorie Day Patriots' Trail —
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
 
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