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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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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|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|
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|
In honor of America's heroes
in Operation Desert Storm — — Map (db m99338) WM|
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|
|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|