The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognizes and honors Arizona veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who have continued to serve and inspire their fellow citizens with deeds and accomplishments throughout their lifetime.
The annual Induction Ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, October 23rd, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at The Buttes, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe 85282. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Veterans and the public are invited to the Induction Ceremony, which includes lunch.
This will be the 15th class of veterans inducted since 2001.
This year’s Induction Ceremony will recognize the Class of 2015:
John R. Ady, Scottsdale, US Army veteran
Sharon A. “Lee” Borgen, Lake Havasu City, U.S. Navy veteran
Jeanne Botwright, Apache Junction, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Henry A. “Sonny” Brown, Phoenix, U.S. Army veteran
Patrick J. Connell, Peoria, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
Dylan James Dalzotto, Phoenix, U.S. Army veteran
Robert S. Delsi, Casa Grande, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
James “Doc” Dougherty, Peoria, U.S. Army veteran
Dorn P. “Pat” Farrell, Kingman, U.S. Navy veteran
Robert T. “Bob” Hysko, Phoenix, U.S. Army veteran
Andres “Andy” Jaime Jr., Scottsdale, U.S. Army veteran
Gordon C. James, Scottsdale, U.S. Army veteran
Bobby Jones, Avondale, U.S. Navy veteran
Clarence “Shorty” Larson, Sierra Vista, U.S. Army veteran
Richard D. Lemons, Tucson, U.S. Air Force veteran
Michael J. MaLoon, Huachuca City, U.S. Navy veteran
Paul G. Marsh, Tucson, U.S. Army veteran
Manuel M. “Manny” Rodriguez, Yuma, U.S. Army veteran, posthumous
Pete A. Rosales, Sr., Phoenix, U.S. Army veteran
William G. “Bill” Roscher, Phoenix, U.S. Army veteran
Michael A. “Mikey” Roy, Peoria, U.S. Marine Corps veteran
James G. Sylvester, Eloy, U.S. Air Force veteran
Robert Turpin, Phoenix, U.S. Navy veteran
Robert H. “Bob” Walters, Surprise, U.S. Air Force veteran
William F. “Billy” Weldon, Flagstaff, U.S. Army veteran
Medal of Honor Recipients to be included in the Class of 2015:
Benjamin Brown, Sergeant, U. S. Army, for bravery in Arizona, May 11, 1889
Robert S. Scott, Private, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ, October 20, 1869
Major General (then-First Lieutenant) Leonard Wood, surgeon, U.S. Army, for bravery in the Apache Campaign, Summer 1886
The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Unified Arizona Veterans, Inc., located in Phoenix, Arizona, and recognized by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society, and the Office of the Governor.
As noted earlier, the induction cermoney is open to veterans and members of the public. The cost is $50 per person until September 30, 2015. From October 1 to October 12, the lunch cost changes to $60. Registration is now open for the Induction Ceremony. Go to the web site: www.azuav.org and print out the Guest Registration Form for use by the public.
The reservation form and payments (check or money order) should be sent to to: Treasurer, Unified Arizona Veterans, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix 85067. Veterans and the public who do not have access to the web site, can contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, telephone 602.943.7834, to have the form mailed to you. The final RSVP due date is October 12, 2015. All lunches are pre-paid, lunches will not be sold at the Induction Ceremony event.
For general information about the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon, contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email: email@example.com, telephone 602.943.7834; or Rob Welch, Chair, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 480.292.5822.