(1915-1999) Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force, in 1974 with over 31 years of service during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Long time public servant in Heber-Overgaard. Instrumental in resolving the debate over incorporating the two communities as one. Helped form the Heber Overgaard Sanitary District and served as its Clerk of the Board for four years. Was an active member of the Kiwanis chapter and American Legion, and a founding member of the Heber-Overgaard Service Team (H.O.S.T.), a benevolent community organization that provides scholarships for local students as well as funds and builds many facilities at the local county park. Instrumental in establishing an annual Fly-in to the Overgaard Air Strip and used his plane and funds to do acrobatics and fly-by’s at community events. The air strip is currently being considered for renaming as “Guthrie Field.” Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.