Class of 2012

The annual Induction Ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame took place on Friday, October 26th at the El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium in Phoenix.  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. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognized and honored Arizona veterans who 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. This is the 12th class of veterans inducted since 2001.

This year’s Induction Ceremony recognized the Class of 2012:


Kelsey A. Begaye, Kaibeto, US Army veteran

Judith S. Beischel, Fountain Hills, US Coast Guard veteran

Ronald R. Capek, Glendale, US Army veteran

Bennett T. “Tom” Dingwall, Sierra Vista, US Army veteran

Linda A. Fulkerson, Mesa, US Navy veteran

John C. Keegan, Peoria, US Army and US Navy veteran

Kathleen A. Laurier, Phoenix, US Navy veteran

Earl W. Milford, Fort Defiance, US Army veteran

Ronald J. Perkins, Chandler, US Air Force veteran

Herbert E. Pierpan, Scottsdale, US Marine Corps veteran

Luis R. Salaverria, Sierra Vista, US Army veteran

Lionel Sanchez, Phoenix, US Marine Corps and US Army veteran

Robert E. Sloncen, Wellton, US Coast Guard veteran

Robert B. Strain, Sierra Vista, US Air Force veteran

Ronald D. Tucker, Anthem, US Navy veteran

Shirley Vega, Chandler, US Army veteran

Patrick R. Young, Glendale, US Navy veteran

Samuel E. “Sam” Young, Jr., Glendale, US Air Force veteran