Military Hall of Fame Honorees Include Former Governors
The second-ever class of inductees into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame has been announced. This year’s list includes two former Indiana governors.
Eighteen honorees in all will be formally inducted November 13 during a ceremony at the Renaissance in Carmel. The 2015 class was selected from nearly 50 nominations. The organizers of the hall say the vets must have strong ties to the state and each was chosen for "outstanding service achievements or military and community contributions."
For the valorous military service category:
George W. Boffo* Commiskey, IN (birthplace); Coatesville, IN (28 years)
Harry W. Brooks, Jr. Las Vegas, NV
Charles W. Green Indianapolis, IN
Charles B. Hall* Brazil, IN (birthplace)
Donald R. Rigney Indianapolis, IN
Craig L. Rongey Colfax, IN
Ronald E. Smith** Kingman, IN (birthplace); Covington, IN
Claude M. Spilman, Jr.* Milroy, IN (birthplace); Indianapolis (38 years)
John A. Topper Santa Claus, IN
Farrell Utterback Clayton, IN
For the combined military and community service category:
Joseph E. Kernan South Bend, IN
Jeffrey E. Mittman New Palestine, IN
Stephen P. Moore Michigan City, IN
Shirley M. Ohta Floyds Knobs, IN
John N. Owens* Seymour, IN (27 years); Indianapolis, IN (33 years)
Joseph D. Ryan* Noblesville, IN (33 years)
Edgar D. Whitcomb Cannelton, IN
Clyde C. Wright Avon, IN
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