CATAULA, Ga. (WTVM) - An Army veteran from Cataula was honored Thursday for her heroic acts of service in the military and in her community.
Terri Jordan was awarded a check for $10,000, to be presented to a charity of her choice, as well as the first personalized bottle of Evan Williams Bourbon, the second largest selling brand of Kentucky Straight Whiskey in the world.
Jordan is a former major, combat medic, and physician assistant in the U.S. Army. She became the first non-physician to be appointed chief of Emergency Medicine at Fort Benning.
“Actually, when I found out that I was nominated, I was pretty blown away and I didn’t even know that my brother Mike had nominated me,” said Jordan. “Nobody hears about the Fisher House. They are always behind the scenes and they are always standing up and helping soldiers or military in general and their families, and they always do it. They have very little overhead and they do a wonderful job at what they do. I truly, truly from my heart cannot think of a better organization to donate this money to.”
Each year, Evan Williams Bourbon celebrates American-made heroes by honoring six outstanding veterans. Jordan was chosen from over 5,500 nominees to be honored.