Historic Markers Across Alabama



Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding



Marker ID:  
Location: on Highttower Place, Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.397    W 087° 37.908
  34.80661666    -87.6318
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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After flying more than 90 worldwide reconnaissance missions, in 1990 Lt. Col. Ed Yeilding set a coast to coast aircraft speed record of 67 minuets 54 seconds flying an SR-71 spy plane, which is now at the Smithsonian. Inducted 2007

Erected 2007 by City of Florence Walk of Honor.







End of Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding