2015 Inductees


  • Ady, John R.

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    Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1940. Completed Army Officer Candidate School and commissioned in 1966. Served in the Army Reserve and Illinois Army National Guard. Awarded the Legion of Merit, retired

  • Borgen, Sharon Alena (Lee)

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    Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1944. Lee Borgen served 8 years in the Marine Corps, and 14 years in the Navy. A Life Member of The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the National Ass

  • Botwright, Jeanne

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    Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1934. Entered U. S. Marine Corps 1954. First woman unit commander of Marine Reserve Fleet Marine Force. Retired in 1980 with rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Subsequently log

  • Brown, Benjamin

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    (1859-1910) Born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. A Sergeant in the 24th Infantry Regiment assigned to southeastern Arizona Territory in 1889. On May 11th as part of a 12 man detail of “Buffalo S

  • Brown, Henry A. (Sonny)

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    Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1944. Active duty Staff Sergeant/ Aerial Scout, US Army, aboard various helicopters in Vietnam. US Army, Retired, 2004, with 32 years of service. An active member of t

  • Connell, Patrick Joseph

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    Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1951, Patrick J. Connell enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1970 and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Pat was employed as a Nebraska police officer before joining the

  • Dalzotto, Dylan James

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    Born in Springfield, Illinois in 1981. As a member of the US Army Reserves, Dylan Dalzotto deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon his return, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Education

  • Delsi, Robert S.

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    Born in Patagonia, Arizona in 1948, Robert S. Delsi graduated from Coolidge High School, and enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1969 and was wounded in combat in Vietnam. After recuperation stateside

  • Dougherty, James (Doc)

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    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1945. Enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1964, Doc Dougherty mastered parachute assembly and maintenance skills and air delivery systems employed worldwide by U.S. a

  • Farrell, Dorn Patrick (Pat)

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    Born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1949, Pat Farrell enlisted in the US Navy in 1968, serving as Aviation Electronics Technician until 1971. His civilian career included US Postal Service and Cor

  • Hysko, Robert T. (Bob)

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    Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1945. Active Duty, US Army 1965-1967, serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam. In 1993, after a 23 year career as a Michigan police officer, Bob Hysko moved to

  • James, Gordon Charles

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    Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947, Gordon C. James is a third-generation Arizonan and a veteran with the 186th Military Police Company, Iowa Army National Guard. In 1988, Gordon joined President B

  • Jamie, Andres Jr.

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    Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1943, Andy Jaime, Jr. served 17 years in the Army, and 13 years in the Air Force. He graduated from the Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, the Air Force Non-Com

  • Jones, Bobby

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    Born in Newbern, Alabama in 1963. Active Duty, US Navy, SKC (SW), retired with 23 years (1982-2005) active service, including two years in support of Operations Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. Af

  • Larson, Clarence (Shorty)

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    Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942. US Army, Retired in 1985 as Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of a Special Security Detachment. Shorty Larson owns Shorty’s Enterprises in Sierra Vista, Arizo

  • Lemons, Richard D.

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    Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1935. US Air Force 22 year veteran with 19 months in Vietnam. His service to the veteran community has spanned more than 35 years, to include the office of Disabled American

  • MaLoon, Michael Joe

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    Born in Union City, Indiana in 1945. Entering the U. S. Navy in 1965, Michael J. MaLoon was a submariner, including an assignment on one of the last diesel submarines, separating in 1969, Petty Offi

  • Marsh, Paul Gilbert

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    Born in New Britain, Connecticut in 1931, Paul G. Marsh enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952. Served in the Medical Corps during the Korean War until separation in 1954, with the rank of Corporal. On

  • Rodriguez, Manuel M.

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    (1942-2014) Born in Clarkdale, Arizona in 1942, Manny Rodriguez enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965 and served with the 184th Chemical Platoon, 1st Calvary Division, Vietnam until 1967. After earning

  • Rosales, Pete A. Sr.

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    Born in Tempe, Arizona, in 1942; Pete A. Rosales, Sr. retired as Master Sergeant, US Army, after more than 30 years of military service, including Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation E