The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame is getting 21 new members. The class of 2018 will be enshrined Friday evening during a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Lawrence. Inductees include Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, former Adjutant General of Indiana Major General R. Martin Umbarger and long-time Lafayette attorney Joe Bumbleburg.

The organization, which was launched five years ago, cut the ribbon in April on a new building at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Marion County.

The Class of 2018 includes (name/home city/birth city):

  • Ronald E. Brooks (deceased) - Indianapolis, IN / Rogersville, TN
  • Joseph T. Bumbleburg - Lafayette, IN / Lafayette, IN
  • Robert A. Clifford - Carmel, IN / Gary, IN
  • William L. Crouch (deceased) - Not Provided / Bath, KY
  • James S. Goodwin - Indianapolis, IN / Morgantown, WV
  • Wilma S. Handshoe - Kendallville, IN / Detroit, MI
  • Michael A. Huggins - McCordsville, IN / Springfield, OH
  • Armour G. McDaniel (deceased) - Indianapolis, IN / Martinsville, VA
  • Thomas C. Metsker (deceased) - Not Provided / Linton, TN
  • Chester R. Miller (deceased) - Indianapolis, IN / Clay City, IN
  • Turner Nolan - Bloomington, IN / Harlan County, KY
  • Jeanne L. Norbeck (deceased) - Columbus, IN / Columbus, IN
  • Ernest T. Pyle (deceased) - Dana, IN / Dana, IN
  • John K. Rankel (deceased) - Greenwood, IN / Anderson, IN
  • Karl J. Schoen (deceased) - Indianapolis, IN / Indianapolis, IN
  • Charles V. Smith, Jr. - Spencer, IN / Lake City, AR
  • Robert W. Spanogle - Indianapolis, IN / Lansing, MI
  • Kenneth A. Stonebraker (deceased) - Not Provided / Hobart, IN
  • John F. Stuart (deceased) - Indianapolis, IN / Bloomington, IL
  • Roy M. Umbarger - Bargersville, IN / Bargersville, IN
  • Stephen A. Wayne - Greer, SC / Spencer, WV

To date, more than 80 have been inducted into the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame.