2012 Inductees


  • Begaye, Kelsey A.

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    Born in Kaibeto, Arizona in 1951.  Served as Specialist 4th US Army, Radio Operator, with service in Vietnam.  Counselor with the Navajo Nation Division of Health, Department of Behavioral Health Se

  • Beischel, Judith S.

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    Born in Rome, New York in 1948. Boatswain’s Mate First Class, US Coast Guard Reserves, with service 1973-1980 during the Vietnam Era. Retired in 2001 as a Special Service Technician, Bell Systems. A

  • Capek, Ronald

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    Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944. Sergeant, US Army, with service in Vietnam, 1968-1969. Former steelworker for sixteen years with US Steel Corporation. Retired building inspector, City of Peoria, Ar

  • Dingwall, Tom (Bennet)

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    (1940-2013) Born in Dallas Texas in 1940. Infantry Officer, US 1940 Army, 1962-1983; Lieutenant Colonel, Retired 1983. Former employee, Cochise County, Arizona Government; former civil service employe

  • Fulkerson, Linda

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    Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania in 1950.  Active duty, US Navy, 1970-1978, with service as a Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer.  Former civilian Staff Psychologist, North Idaho Correctional Instit

  • Keegan, John

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    Born in Tempe, Arizona in 1952.  Active duty, 1st Lieutenant, Engineering Officer, US Army Corps of Engineers, with service in Germany, 1985-1979.  Major, Military Intelligence Officer, US Army Rese

  • Laurier, Kathleen

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    Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1946.  Active duty, US Navy, Seaman, Personnelman, 1965-1967.  Former staff for the Arizona Convention Bureau and Pointe Resorts.  Since 2008, she has volunteered many h

  • Milford , Earl

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    Born in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1946. Active duty, US Army, Specialist Four, Parachute/Infantryman, with service in Vietnam; retired 1968. Civilian service as Civil Engineering Technician (Construct

  • Perkins, Ronald

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    Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1943.  Commissioned via Air Force ROTC at Ohio State University in 1967.  Retired in 1997 as Colonel.  After retiring he was employed as the Senior Air Force Junior ROTC

  • Pierpan, Herbert

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    Born in North Adams, Massachusetts in 1939.  Active duty US Marine Corps for 29 years serving in Vietnam and retiring as a Colonel in 1988.  Currently serving as Hearing Officer Judge, City of Scott

  • Salaverria, Luis

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    Born in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico in 1928.  Active duty, US Army, First Sergeant and Battalion Sergeant Major, with service in Korea.  First Sergeant, US Army, Retired in 1970.  Budget Analy

  • Sanchez, Lionel

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    Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1947, Lionel Sanchez saw active duty in Vietnam in 1968-1969 in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant.  After graduating from Arizona State University in the

  • Sloncen, Robert

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    Born in Glenview, Illinois in 1939. Moved to Arizona in 1945, graduated Arizona State University in 1962. Active duty, US Coast Guard, 1962-1966. Served 30 years in the US Coast Guard Reserve, Retired

  • Strain, Robert

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    Born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1933.  Colonel, US Air Force, Retired, 1954-1984, followed by 15 years as contract manager with Planning Research Corporation, and Science Applications International Co

  • Tucker, Ronald

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    Born in Santa Monica, California in 1941.  32 years active duty US Navy; Retired Rear Admiral.  Key Navy assignments:  Commander, Task Force 73; Director, Surface Warfare Programs; Commanding Offic

  • Vega, Shirley

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    Born in Chanute, Kansas in 1946.  Served active duty in the US Army from 1965-1968, as a stenographer/legal clerk, attaining the rank of Specialist 5.  For almost 40 years, Shirley’s volunteer wor

  • Young, Patrick

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    Born in Tooele, Utah in 1948.  Active duty, US Navy, Hospital Corpsman, 1967-1971, with service in Vietnam; retired 1971.  In 1971 Patrick joined the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Natio

  • Young, Samuel

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    Born in Denver, Colorado in 1942.  Active duty, US Air Force, Second Lieutenant.  1966.  From 1991 to 1994, served as Base Commander, Luke AFB; Colonel, US Air Force, Retired, 1994.  Former Direct