2001 Inductees

Members

  • Alchesay


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    (1853 - 1928) Sergeant, Indian Scouts. White Mountain Apache leader. Born 1853, died 1928. Served with General Crook. Widely respected, made several trips to confer with President of the United States

  • Austin, Oscar


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    (1948 - 1969) Private First Class, USMC, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). Entered service in Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 23 February 1969 in the Republic of Viet

  • Bacon, Nicky (Nick)


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    (1945-2010)Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company B, 4th Battalion, 21st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, America Division. Entered service in Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 26 August 1968 in the Republ

  • Barr, Burton


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    (1917 - 1997) Born in Portland, Oregon. Resident of Arizona from 1951 until his death. Served in the U.S. Army from 1940 until being discharged from active duty in 1946 after a year’s hospitalizatio

  • Blakely, Louis


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    (1929-2009) Born in 1929, entered U.S. Air Force on November 25, 1947. Retired on April 22, 1967 as Senior Master Sergeant with 60% disability, later upgraded to 100% in 1975. District Scout Executive

  • Blanquet


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    Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

  • Boice, William


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    (1922-2003) Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, in 1916. Came to Arizona in 1922. Graduated from Phoenix Union High School and received his Chaplain Certification from Harvard University. Served during WWII wit

  • Braun, Father Albert


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    (1889-1993) Priest, Army Chaplain, Prisoner of War, Missionary, Community Builder, Educator. As an Army Chaplain, served with General Pershing in WWI, and in the Philippines during the siege of Bataan

  • Chiquito


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    Rank and organization: Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1871-73. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches.

  • Dunagan, Kern


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    (1934-1991) Major, U.S. Army, Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, American Division. Born 20 February 1934, Superior, AZ. Cited for action on 13 and 14 May 1969 in the Republic of Vietnam. On sev

  • Egel, George


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    (1925-1996) Served with Company G, 143rd Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, U.S. Army, in WWII. Wounded in action November 13, 1944 in France; discharged from Valley Forge General Hospital on November

  • Elsatsoosh


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    Rank and organization: Corporal, Indian Scouts. Place and date: Winter of 1872-73. Birth: Arizona. Date of issue: 12 April 1875. Citation: Gallant conduct during campaigns and engagements with Apaches

  • Ferguson, Frederick (Fred)


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    Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, Company C, 227th Aviation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Born 18 August 1939, Pilot Point, Texas; entered service in Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 31

  • Foss, Joseph


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    (1915-2003) Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Fighting Squadron 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Born 17 April 1915, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Resident of Paradise Valley, AZ. Cited for action

  • Foster, James


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    (1943-1998) Assigned to Arizona shortly after joining the U.S. Air Force. Retired to Phoenix after 23 years of service. A past officer for AMVETS at post, state, and national levels, he was most conce

  • Goldwater, Barry


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    (1909-1998) Born in Phoenix, Barry Goldwater became a United States Senator, Presidential Candidate, and Major General in the Air Force Reserve. Served during WWII flying transport missions in both th

  • Gowin, Roland


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    (1931-2011) Entered the U.S. Army in 1931 and trained in communications. Spent nine years as radio operator for the U.S. Embassy in Tensi, China. Transferred at his request to USAF for WWII. Known as

  • Harrison, Hermon


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    (1919–2005) Served in the U.S. Army, 45th Division, European Theater, during WWII as a heavy weapons platoon sergeant. Discharged in 1944 due to service-connected disabilities. Moved from Oklahoma t

  • Harvey, Raymond


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    (1920-1996) Captain, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment. Born 1 March 1920, Ford City, PA. Lived in Arizona from 1978 until his death in 1996. Cited for action on 9 March 1951 in the Republi

  • Hastings, Charles


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    (1922 – 1976) Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. Came to Arizona after his discharge and continued service to his brother veterans in the VFW. Held numerous post, state, and national VFW off