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Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees

Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame

c/o unified arizona veterans

p.o. box 34338

Phoenix, AZ 85067

(602) 799-9480 Cell

The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame to Induct

A New Class of 24 Veterans in Ceremonies

on October 27, 2017

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2017

Points of Contact: Carol Culbertson, Secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans,, 602.799.9480 cell; or Reggie Yates, Chair, Unified Arizona Veterans,, 602.373.0703 cell.

The annual Induction Ceremony of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, October 27th, from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Talking Stick Resort Conference Center, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85256. Doors open at 11:00 a.m.  The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is sponsored and administered by the Unified Arizona Veterans, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona,  The Induction Ceremony recognizes and honors Arizona veterans who have honorably served their country and who continue to serve and inspire their fellow American citizens with civic deeds and accomplishments outside their military service, including Arizona Medal of Honor Recipients recognized for valor in action against enemy forces in wartime. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is recognized by the Governor of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, and supported by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society.  This will be the 17th class of veterans inducted since the inception of the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame in 2001.

This year’s Induction Ceremony will recognize the Class of 2017:

Jose L. Baeza, Hereford, Marine Corps veteran

Harry H. Bailey, Jr., Phoenix, Air Force veteran

Harvey A. Bershader, Sedona, Army veteran

Harry E. Bowen, Sr., Sierra Vista, Army veteran

John L. Chase, Scottsdale, Navy veteran

Eugene C. Crego, Mesa, Marine Corps veteran

Helene F. Culin, Sun City, Army veteran

Robert Dalpe, Chandler, Air Force veteran

Mark Field, Surprise, Navy veteran

John B. Fontana, Scottsdale, Navy veteran

John H. Fuller, Jr., Mesa, Air Force veteran

Kevin W. Haegele, Phoenix, Navy veteran

Anthony Irby, El Mirage, Army veteran

Andrew R. Jones, Chandler, Marine Corps veteran

Mitchell D.K. Kalauli II, Lake Havasu City, Army veteran

Christine M. Mahon, Phoenix, Army veteran

Brian S. Mancini, Surprise, Army veteran, posthumous

Darrell D. Mandrell, Chandler, Army veteran

Edmund L. Mangan III, Phoenix, Air Force veteran

Roy A. McClymonds, Mesa, Air Force veteran

Donald L. Price, Sierra Vista, Marine Corps veteran

Michael W. Roberts, Sierra Vista, Army veteran

Allen F. Rossow, Sierra Vista, Army veteran

Lewis E. Wood, Sr., Glendale, Army veteran

Veterans, military, and the public are invited to the Induction Ceremony, which includes lunch.  The lunch entrée is Herb Roasted Chicken. Special dietary needs such as requests for vegetarian meals will be accommodated.

Registration Information: Registration information is now available at the Unified Arizona Veterans website, Please download/print the Registration Form, fill it out, and mail the Registration Form and your check or money order payable to “UAV” to: UAV, P.O. Box 34338, Phoenix, AZ 85067, Attn: Treasurer.

The “Early Bird” cost is $55 per person until September 30, 2017. From October 1st to October 13th, the lunch cost changes to $65. Registrations with payment must be received in the UAV post office box by September 30th, and October 13th, respectively.


Veterans and the public who do not have access to the Registration form on the website, please contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, telephone 602.799.9480 cell, to have the form mailed to you.  The final Registration due date is October 13, 2017.  Only registered guests will be allowed to attend the Induction Ceremony and lunch. All lunches are pre-paid; lunches will not be sold at the

Induction Ceremony event.  For general information about the Induction Ceremony and luncheon, please contact Carol Culbertson, Secretary, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email:, telephone 602.799.9480 cell; or Reggie Yates, Chair, Unified Arizona Veterans, at email:, telephone 602.373.0703 cell.


50th Vietnam War Anniversary Commemorative Dinner – Yuma, Arizona


Vietnam Veterans of America

All Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans are invited to join the
Vietnam Veterans of America, Yuma Chapter 835 and the
Arizona State Council for a
Vietnam Veterans Dinner
in honor of the
50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Faith Baptist Church
(Commemorative Partner)
1535 S. 8th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

If no computer, RSVP NLT October 26th to
Andy Noriega at 928-580-5190

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For mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) visit our  updated mobile site:  AZ VVA Council – Mobile


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