Rosa B. Scott (Anderson)

Rosa B. Scott (Anderson) (HM21KP)

Location: Opelousas, LA 70570 St. Landry Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.899', W 92° 4.444'

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On June 20, 1994, an assault occurred at Fairchild Air Force Base by a gunman during which 4 personnel were killed and 23 wounded. Rosa B., a civilian nurse at the base hospital, risked her life as a first responder to prevent further loss of life. Her courage and devotion to duty was acknowledged by a letter of commendation from Brigadier General Gary Voellger, USAF. Rosa B. also cared for troops wounded in the Vietnam Conflict and during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.At the request of U.S.Congressman George Nethercutt, the flag of the United States of America was flown over the Nation's Capitol to honor Rosa B. Anderson for her 33 years of service to the USAF on December 1, 1998 and officially presented to her on January 2, 1999.At J.S. Clark High School, Rosa B. excelled as lead majorette, was a member of the Glee Club and Drama Group with a lead role in senior plays. She credits Mrs. Regina D. Tatum, a teacher, a coach and role model , along with her loving parents for her early development.Rosa B. was also a pioneer, being the first African-American to dance live on KLFY-TV in LAfayette in 1958. She has truly made the people of Opelousas, her family and schoolmates proud of her.
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HM NumberHM21KP
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Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 588826 N 3378063
Decimal Degrees30.53165000, -92.07406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.899', W 92° 4.444'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 53.94" N, 92° 4' 26.64" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801-865 US-190, Opelousas LA 70570, US
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