2016 Inductees


  • Alegria, Jesus (David)

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    Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1949, David Alegria, Captain, US Army, Retired, served with distinction in the 82nd Airborne Division and in the Phoenix Program in Vietnam until serious combat injuries res

  • Araman, Terry M.

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    Born in San Francisco, California in 1947, Terry Araman served three years as an Army medic including service with the 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1968-1969. As Past Director of Madison Street Vet

  • Berger, Geraldine (Gerry)

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    Born in Dickinson, North Dakota in 1946, Gerry Berger joined the US Army in 1964. In 1973 she enlisted in the Air National Guard and served until her retirement in 1999 as a Master Sergeant.  Gerry a

  • Black, John H.

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    Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1943, John Black was commissioned from Infantry OCS in 1966, served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, is the recipient of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal f

  • Blaes, Jeanne Joachim

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    Born in Miami, Florida in 1956, Jeanne Joachim Blaes, Ph.D., served in the US Army/Arizona Army National Guard, retiring in 2007 as Colonel/Chief of Staff, Arizona Army National Guard. A Life Member o

  • Campbell, Patrick A. (Gunny)

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    (1928-2014) Born in Colville, Washington in 1928, the late Pat Campbell enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1945, serving during WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, until he retired as a Gunnery

  • Connolly, Keith B. (KB)

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    Born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1934, “KB” Connolly served with distinction for 33 years with the US Air Force as a fighter pilot and General Officer, retiring in 1990 in Tucson. He began volunteering

  • Ferland, Roger K.

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    Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1947, Roger Ferland served in the US Army in Vietnam in 1968, where he sustained major injuries. Despite his injuries, he went on to graduate with distinction from Duke Uni

  • Filbey, Robert C.

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    Born in Champaign, Illinois in 1948, Rob Filbey served his country at home and abroad for 30 years, retiring as Colonel, US Army. His last assignment was Commander, US Army Yuma Proving Ground. Retiri

  • Fraiser, Martin Stewart

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    Born in Lake Wales, Florida in 1932, Stewart Fraiser served as an enlisted Marine, Warrant Officer, and Commissioned Officer, retiring in 1976 as a Major with over 25 years of active service. Stewart,

  • Gutierrez, Rachel Marie

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    Born at US Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines in 1982, Rachel Gutierrez served in the US Army for almost five years, including service in Iraq, 2004-2005. Her last assignment was Sergeant/Human Resour

  • Harris, Corey R.

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    Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1975, Corey Harris, US Army veteran, volunteered with Arizona State University to found the ASU Alumni Veterans Chapter, help develop plans for the Pat Tillman Veterans Cen

  • Jackson, Eric Robert

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    Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1942, Eric Jackson joined the US Air Force in 1961 serving 7½ years, including a combat tour in Vietnam. After active duty, he joined the Air Force Reserve, retiring as S

  • Jonas, Richard E.

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    Born in Hildreth, Florida in 1939, Lieutenant Colonel Dick Jonas served in the US Air Force as a combat fighter pilot/instructor who retired in 1986 with 21 years of service. For 15 years Dick served

  • Kolbe, James Thomas (Jim)

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    Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1942, former US Congressman Jim Kolbe served twelve years in the US Navy, including one year in the Republic of Vietnam with the Swift Boats. Returning home to Tucson, Ji

  • Linton, Thomas W.

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    Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1940, Tom Linton served in the US Marine Corps, including duty in Vietnam, and retired as a Gunnery Sergeant in 1973. He is retired from the insurance industry. An active

  • Little, Joseph C.

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    Born in Lackawanna, New York in 1949, Joe Little is a US Army Vietnam combat veteran who retired as a Sergeant/Ranger Team Leader in 1972 after sustaining major injuries. Ranger Joe is the recipient o

  • Lynch, Patrick Scott (Pat)

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    Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1949, Pat Lynch is a decorated Army Vietnam veteran (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal with “V” device) whose assignment was crew chief on a UH1 (Huey) helicopter.  

  • Marable, Frederick

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    Born in Anna, Illinois in 1955, Frederick Marable served in the US Army, 1973 – 1977. After relocating to Arizona in 1990, Frederick was employed by First Transit Bus Transportation. In 2007 Frederi

  • McBryar, William

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    (1861-1941) William McBryar was a Buffalo Soldier in the US Army who received America’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in Arizona T