2014 Inductees


  • Abel, Steven

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    Born in Corning, New York in 1954. Active duty, USA, medical corpsman1972-1978; Virginia Air National Guard, Physician Assistant 1988-1998. In 1978 Steve joined the Department of Veterans Affairs, tre

  • Aldecoa, Jose Juan (John)

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    Born in Nogales, Mexico in 1947. Active duty, US Air Force, Communication Equipment Installation/Repairman, 1965-1966. In 1972 John joined the American Legion, has served as a member of the American L

  • Burden, John

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    Born in Moline, Illinois in 1947. Retired Chief Master Sergeant, US Air Force, 1966 – 1996, including Viet Nam and Desert Storm/Desert Shield. John has helped acquire seventeen vans for transporting

  • Carroll, Judy-Ann

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    Born in Bangor, Maine, in 1951. Graduated from the University of Maine in 1973 and the Naval Postgraduate School in 1986. Retired in 2002 as a Colonel after 30 years in the Army, serving as a Military

  • Connell, Trustrim

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    (1844-1937) Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served with distinction as an infantryman during the Civil War. Connell was awarded the Medal Of Honor in 1865 for heroism and leadership resulting in t

  • Conway, Daniel M.

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    Born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1930. Graduated US Coast Guard Academy, served on active duty in the North Atlantic as deck and engineering officer, 1952-1955. Retired in 1978 with 23 years USCG Reser

  • DeMarte, Donald

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    Born in Tidioute, Pennsylvania in 1936. Donald entered the US Navy and served 20 years before retiring. His service to his country and community did not end with his retirement. Donald has made it his

  • Fletcher, Marian Marie

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    Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1943. Marian served in the US Army in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan as a Senior Noncommissioned Logistician. She retired in 2003 as Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve. Maria

  • Grau, Dennis

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    Born in Piqua, Ohio in 1948. Active duty, US Navy, Shipboard Sailor, 1967-1971, with service in the Republic of Vietnam. Dennis graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering, ITT Technical Inst

  • Hawkins, Michael Daly

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    Born in Winslow, Arizona in 1945. Service as Captain, USMC, 1970-73. A third generation native Arizonan, Judge Hawkins is a graduate of Arizona State University (BA, JD) and the University of Virginia

  • Irwin, Bernard John Dowling

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    (1830-1917) Born in County Roscommon, Ireland. An assistant surgeon in the regular Army in the Arizona Territory 1856-1861, Lt. Irwin saw extensive field duty against hostile Apaches and Navajos. From

  • Kent, Allen (Gunner)

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    Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1941. “Gunner” joined the US Marine Corps in 1958 and retired in 1982 with rank of CWO4. Since 1978 Gunner has been very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He

  • Little-Upah, Patricia Thomson

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    Born in Oakland, California in 1945. US Army Nurse on Active and Reserve Duty 1966-2004. Service in Vietnam 1968 and Desert Storm 1991. Assignments included OIC of ICU, Chief Nurse and Unit Commander.

  • Mendoza, Manuel

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    (1922-2001) Born in Miami, Arizona. Known as the “Arizona Kid” for his heroism during WWII at Mount Battaglia, Italy, October 4, 1944. While serving as platoon sergeant, Company B, 350th Infantry

  • Monroe, James

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    Born in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1946. Active duty US Navy Seabees in 1966 with two tours in Vietnam, where he received the Purple Heart. Jim served as Chairman for the National Sportscasters, Spo

  • Moore, Jackie

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    (1954-2015) Born in Tremonton, Utah in 1954. Jackie Moore entered the U.S. Army in Salt Lake City, Utah and served 30 years, including deployment to Bosnia with the 1st Armored Division. She retired a

  • Morris, James (Jim)

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    Born in Vidalia, Georgia in 1931. Colonel, US Army Special Forces, Retired 1987 with 39 years of service including Korea, Laos and Vietnam. As Treasurer, Arizona Territorial Chapter, Association of th

  • Olson, Jeffrey

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    Born in Spring Grove, Minnesota in 1949. Active duty US Army Courier Service, 1973-1976. After leaving the Army, Jeff served as the Assistant Director for the Veterans Employment and Training Service,

  • Pfitzer, Karl

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    Born in Buffalo, New York in 1946. Active duty Captain, US Army, helicopter pilot with service in Vietnam. As President, Superstition Mountain Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America,

  • Schnur, Paul Leo

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    Born in North Conway, New Hampshire in 1936. Active duty, US Army Medical Corps, Germany, 1964-1966. Paul graduated from the University of Arizona in 1958 and obtained his MD from Baylor University Co