2001 Inductees


  • Pruitt, John

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    (1896-1918) Corporal, 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2nd Division, USMC. Born in Arkansas, entered service in Tucson, AZ. He received both Army and Navy Medals of Honor for action on 3 October 1918 at Mo

  • Rhodes, John

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    (1916-2003) Born in Kansas; graduated from Kansas State College in 1938 and Harvard Law School in 1941. After serving nearly five years in the U.S. Army during WWII, settled in Mesa and began the prac

  • Roth, Stanley

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    (1922-2000) Born in Texas, enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in June, 1940, and served with the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal and other islands in the South Pacific, as well as in Korea. Retire

  • Rowdy

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    Sergeant, Company A, Indian Scouts. Awarded MOH on 15 May 1890 for bravery in action with Apache Indians on 7 March 1890.

  • Smith, Cornelius

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    (1869-1936) Corporal, Company K, 6th United States Cavalry. Born Tucson, Arizona. Cited for action in South Dakota on 1 January 1891. With four men of his troop, drove off a superior force of the enem

  • Stinson, Bess

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    (1902-1996) Born of homesteading parents in Oklahoma, moved to Arizona in 1938. Served two years in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. Member of Arizona Legislature. Sponsored numerous speakers’

  • Thompson, Max

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    (1922-1996) Sergeant U.S. Army, Company K, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. Born in North Carolina, entered service at Prescott, AZ. Cited for action on 18 October 1944 near Haaren, Germany. Unde

  • Thompson, Walter

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    (1927-2002) Born in New York in 1927, moved permanently to Arizona in 1957. Entered the U.S. Air Force in 1945; retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1970. Assignment to the Commander in Chief, Soviet Forc

  • Ullom, Madeline

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    (1911-2003) A resident of Tucson. One of 80 Army and Navy nurses referred to as “The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor.” Became an Army Nurse on April 6, 1938, after graduating with honors from the

  • Vargas, Jay

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    Major, USMC, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. Born in Winslow, AZ on 29 July 1937. Cited for action on 1 May 1968, in the Republic of Vietnam. Although wounded fro