Veteran Terri Jordan of Cataula will be receiving a $10,000 check and the first personalized bottle of Evan Williams Bourbon, the second largest selling brand of Kentucy Straight Borubon Whiskey in the world.
“Evan Williams Bourbon celebrates American-made heroes each year by honoring six outstanding veterans for their heroic acts of service both in the miltiary and in their communities,” said a company spokeswoman, “Terri was chosen from over 5,500 nominees to receive this honor.”
Jordan, a former Major, combat medic and physician assistant in the U.S. Army, will be honored after a 31-year, decorated military career.
“Terri followed in her father and uncle’s footsteps and enlisted in the military,” originally as what “started as a three year plan,” and culminated in becoming the first non-physician to be appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Over her military career, Jordan served in numerous emergency rooms and ran “the largest medical clinic on the Korean Peninsula,” before her appointment at Fort Benning.
Today, Jordan owns and operates Acute Care Emergence in the Chattahoochee Valley, which is “an urgent care clinic where veterans can meet and share their exyperiences with PTSD. The clinic also runs a voucher program that donates 100 percent of the proceeds from student physicals back to local schools.”
Jordan will be donating her $10,000 award to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing and transport to miltary families during medical treatment.
Representatives from Fisher House will be joining Jordan and her brother Mike for acceptance of the award on May 16 at The Bottle Shop in Columbus at 10:00 a.m.