Longtime Walton resident battled mosquitos and more in the Spanish American War

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 04:24 PM.
Anthony Aultman and the rest of the volunteer cavalry were quickly discharged from U.S. service after returning from Cuba.
 
“Once Cuba was done, they discharged all of the soldiers to get them off the payroll,” said Aultman, whose own father was discharged at Fort Ringgold, Texas.
Anthony spent years living in Texas before a twist of fate would bring him to Northwest Florida.
 
“Somehow he married a woman from here,” said Aultman, himself a lifelong resident of Freeport.
 


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