2002 Inductees


  • Cloud, Daniel

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    (1929-2010) Born in Olathe, Kansas, in 1929. Served in U.S. Navy during WWII (1943-1945) and Korea (1950 - 1952). Graduated from Illinois College, the University of Missouri, and the University of Ill

  • Engebretson, Eldora

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    Born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1940. Enlisted in U.S. Army Women's Army Corps in 1961, served on active duty until 1964, in U.S. Army Reserve until 1968 when she was denied reenlistment due to asthma

  • Glass, Helen

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    Born in New Hampshire in 1923, raised in New Jersey, moved to Arizona in 1976, now resides in Tucson. Joined the U.S. Navy Waves in 1943 on her 20th birthday. Served as aircraft mechanic until dischar

  • Greenway, John

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    (1882-1926) A graduate of Yale University, served with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, earning a Silver Star for his courageous service at the Battle of San Juan Hill. Co

  • Guthrie, Harold

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    (1915-1999) Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force, in 1974 with over 31 years of service during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Long time public servant in Heber-Overgaard. Instrume

  • Harper, William (Bill)

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    (1927-2013) Born in Boston, MA, in 1927. Joined the U.S. Navy in 1944; served with distinction in WW II and Korea. Also took part in Atomic Tests at Bikini in Marshall Islands in 1946. Stricken with p

  • Hintz, Frederick

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    (1921-2001) Born in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Received disability retirement from the U.S. Air Force in 1970. Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Was command pilot during Berlin Airlift, and later served

  • Kraft, Howard

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    (1920-2014) Born in Oakes, North Dakota, in 1920. Served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945. Came to Arizona in 1945 where he became a pioneer in refrigerated cooling with Climate Control,

  • MacIntyre, Edward (Eddie)

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    Born in New York City in 1933. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 and served 12 years in active and reserve assignments. Owned a small neighborhood tavern in metropolitan Phoenix for over 36 years

  • McMullen, William (Bill)

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    Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1940. Retired from the U.S. Army in 1996 as a Colonel with over 32 years active and reserve service. Served 100 days during Desert Storm. Past State Vice President, Tempe

  • Middleton, Harry

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    (1928-2003) Born in 1928 and entered U.S. Army from Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1946. Retired in 1978 with rank of Colonel after more than 32 years of service. Assisted in organizing only Arizona chapte

  • Monson, Lyle (Skip)

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    Born in 1942, entered U.S. Army from Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1964. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for action in Vietnam in March, 1969. Retired in 1987 with over 23 years of military service.

  • O'Neill, William

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    (1860-1898) Son of a wounded and decorated Civil War veteran, was raised in Washington, D C. Educated at Gonzaga College and law school of what is now Georgetown University. Came to Phoenix in 1879 wh

  • Rudd, Eldon

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    (1920-2002) Born in Camp Verde, Arizona, served as a Carrier Based Marine Corps Fighter Pilot from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of Captain. Received B.A. degree in educatio n from Arizona State Un

  • Smith, Thomas (Tom)

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    (1927-2014) Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1927. Enlisted at age 17 in U.S. Marine Corps and served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Retired as Lieutenant Colonel with over 23 years of service in 1968. A

  • Stump, Robert

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    (1927 – 2003) Born in Tolleson, Arizona, Entered U.S. Navy at age 16 and participated in the invasions of Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Elected to Arizona House of Representatives in 1959, Senate in

  • Tassin, Terry

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    Born in 1940, entered U.S. Navy at New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1959. Retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1981 with over 22 years of service. Immediately following retirement, took over the Naval Junior

  • Toy, William

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    (1921-2008) Born in Casa Grande, Arizona, in 1921. Commits his energies to the principles instilled by his Chinese immigrant parents: duty, hard work, and loyalty to America. Enlisted in the Arizona N

  • Valenzuela, Marco (Tony)

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    (1930 - 2015) Born in Patagonia, Arizona in 1930. Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950, serving four years, one year in Korea and Japan. Graduated from Arizona State University. Helped organize “E

  • White, Barney

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    (1943-2009) Born in Wyoming in 1943, served in the U.S. Navy. Known as the “resource” for all veteran issues in the Casa Grande, Arizona, area. Established a clothing bank for veterans and, as a m