2016 Inductees


  • McDermott, Joan

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    Born in Berlin, Wisconsin in 1943, Joan McDermott served as a US Army surgical nurse with two tours in Vietnam, attaining the rank of Captain. Following active duty, due to her husband’s military as

  • Pollard, Michael Phillips

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    Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1945, Judge Pollard is a Vietnam combat veteran, U.S. Marine Corps; former private attorney, prosecutor and public defender; and since 1994, a Tucson City Court Magistrate.

  • Sanchez, Vicente A., Sr.

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    Born in Tolleson, Arizona in 1940, Vince Sanchez enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 1959, and retired in 1991 as Command Sergeant Major and Legion of Merit recipient. He retired from Basha’s Food M

  • Stewart, Johnny N.

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    Born in Guntersville, Alabama in 1949, Johnny Stewart served in the US Air Force, 1970-1994, retiring as a Master Sergeant in fuels management. The next 18 years, Johnny worked in fuels logistics at D

  • Talas, Eugene (Geno)

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    Born in Moenkopi, the Hopi Reservation, Arizona, in 1956, Geno Talas served 30 years in the US Air Force as C-5 Loadmaster, retiring in 2004 as Chief Master Sergeant. Since 2008, as the Manager, Hopi

  • Talcott, William R. (Bill)

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    Born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1944, Bill Talcott served in Vietnam and stateside, 1968-1971. An Army Ranger, he led a reconnaissance platoon with the 82nd Airborne receiving three Bronze Stars, t

  • Toliver, Richard (Dick)

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    Dick Toliver was born in Bellevue, Louisiana in 1938. He is a retired Command Fighter Pilot with 26 years of service in US Air Force and 446 combat missions in Southeast Asia. After retirement, he was

  • Welch, Robert E. (Rob)

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    Born in Konawa, Oklahoma in 1941, Rob served as an Army military police officer (1959-1962) and deployed to France during the Berlin Crisis. After active duty, he served in both the Army Reserve and t