Edmondson Field Nelson, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rat Rat
N 34° 22.797 W 084° 22.309
16S E 741652 N 3807416
Quick Description: Large Billboard dedicated to local veteran located in small park in Nelson, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2010 4:36:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM813R
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
Views: 6

Long Description:
A large vintage billboard located in Nelson, GA. The billboard is dedicated to Jim Edmondson a local resident and a World War Two fighter pilot who flew 47 combat missions before being shot down and wounded over Germany.Mr Edmondson also received the Distinguished flying cross. Located in a small park in Nelson, GA which contains a single ballfield and not much more.

The billboard reads as follows:

(Far Left): A boy scout in his youth Mr. Edmondson served Nelson as its scoutmaster in the 1950's

(Bottom): Jim Edmondson a life long resident of Pickens and Cherokee Counties moved to Nelson in 1950 where he and his wife Betty have lived in sight of this ballfield for more than 50 years. Mr. Edmondson played baseball at the park and is depicted here from a photograph that was taken as he hit a home run playing for the American Legion Team.

(Bottom Right): With many of the people of Nelson Mr. Edmondson worked for the Georgia Marble Company on some of out nations most important buildings.

(Top Right): A decorated WWII fighter Pilot Mr. Edmondson flew 47 combat missions before being shot down and wounded and made a P.O.W. in Germany. Of his many medals the rarely awarded distinguished flying cross is shown here.
Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Memorial located in public park in Nelson, GA

Location of waymark:
School Street
Nelson, GA USA

Commemoration: Jim Edmondson WWII Vet and POW

Date of Dedication: Not listed

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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