Milford , Earl
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 (Constructions), Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fort Defiance Agency. Organized the Fort Defiance Volunteer Fire Department now known as the Navajo Nation Department of Fire and Rescue. Serves as a mentor to the Fort Defiance Community Chapter of 5,500 people; uses his own funds and vehicle to help veterans and others needing emergency financial assistance, housing assistance, and burial costs. As Commander, Post 6789, Veterans of Foreign Wars; and Commander of the Honor Guard now known as the Tse Hootsooi Twin Warriors Society, he continues to advocate for land and funding for a new Veterans Cemetery to augment the Fort Defiance Veterans cemetery now at full capacity.