2001 Inductees

Members

  • Hayes, Ira


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    (1923-1955) Born on the Gila River Reservation and educated at the schools on the reservation and at Phoenix Indian School. Joined the U.S. Marines during WWII, advancing from private to corporal in t

  • Herrera, Silvestre


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    (1917 - 2007) Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company E, 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. Born in EI Paso, Texas; entered service at Phoenix, AZ. Resident of Phoenix. Cited for action on 15 Mar

  • Jim


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

  • Jimenez, Jose


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    (1946-1969) Lance Corporal, USMC, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Born in Mexico City on March 20, 1946; entered service at Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 28 August 1969

  • Johnson, Beatrice


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    (1921-2001) Born 1921, served in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, 1942-1948, and in the U.S. Air Force for two years. Has been Commander for six years of American Legion Post 43, and is a member of

  • Jones, Anthony


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    (1910-2009) Born in Texas in 1910 and has lived in Arizona since 1919. Was employed from 1925-1936 by the Arizona Corporation Commission. Enrolled in the National Law School in Washington, D.C., while

  • Kelsay


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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.

  • Kosoha


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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.

  • Krizanauskas, Anne


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    (1913-2008) Born to Lithuanian parents in 1913, was the first in her area in Pennsylvania to volunteer for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps once the President signed its authorization. Served in the

  • Lauffer, Billy


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    (1945-1966) Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division. Entered in Phoenix, AZ. Cited for action on 21 September 1966 in the Republic of Vietnam. S

  • Luke, Frank


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    (1897-1918) Born in St. Mary's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ on 19 May 1897. Graduated from Phoenix Union High School in 1917. Enlisted in September 1917; made his first solo flight in November at Rockwell

  • Machol


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

  • Martinez, Ray


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    (1918-2002) Born in Tempe, Arizona, in 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Tour of service included supporting forces for many of the Pacific island invasions, including Iwo Jima. Following mil

  • Mays, Isaiah


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    (1858-1925) Corporal, Company B, 24th U.S. Infantry. Buffalo Soldier, born as a slave in Virginia; entered service in Columbus, Ohio. Cited for gallantry in fight between Army paymaster escort and rob

  • McFarland, Ernest


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    (1894-1984) United States Senator, Governor, and Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Born in Oklahoma, came to Arizona after serving in the Navy during WWI. Received law degree from Stanford Univers

  • McNulty, Emmett


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    (1916-2010) Born in Massachusetts in 1916. Enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, serving with an intelligence unit in Panama and the Gallapagos Islands until 1945. Remained in the Air Force Res

  • Murphy, James


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    (1913-1997) Born in Detroit, transferred to Phoenix following discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps after WWII. Served 33 months, with all foreign service being in the Pacific Theater participating in

  • Murphy, Ronald


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    (1927-2005) Born in Maine. Prepared for WWII but missed the draft due to medical problems later corrected. Entered U.S. Army in 1952 from his civilian employment at the Grand Canyon. Served in combat

  • Nannasaddie


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

  • Nantaje


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