Hall of Fame
LT. Colonel WALLACE of Leachville earned three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, and 18 Air Medals during combat in Vietnam.
Colonel Thomas of Searcy fought as an Infantry Officer in Vietnam earning the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. He served three decades in the Arkansas Army National Guard earning the Legion of Merit. He serves on the Arkansas Veterans Commission and is active in civic service to Searcy.
Lt. Colonel Stedman of Sherwood served as an Air Force pilot in Vietnam and earned two Air Medals and the Air Force Commendation Medal. Active in civic affairs in Sherwood, he has served as a member of the Sherwood City Council and Mayor.
LT. Colonel Schoenborn, Jr. of Jonesboro was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in Vietnam .During his 20 year Army career he earned the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. He is Chairman of the Arkansas Veterans Commission and active in Veterans support work in Northeast Arkansas.
Colonel Phillips, deceased, of Hot Springs Village served in Korea and completed two combat aviation tours in Vietnam. During his 24-year career he earned the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry, two awards of the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, 18 Air Medals and two Meritorious Service Medals.
Sergeant Major Nail of Lafferty served three tours in Vietnam with the 5th Special Forces Group and was inducted into the Special Forces Regimental Hall of Fame. Among his awards are three Bronze Star Medals for Valor, the Purple Heart Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Captain Martin, deceased, of Greenwood earned the Bronze Star Medal while serving as a Medical Officer in the 76th Infantry Division in World War II. Following the War he served the Fort Smith area as a Physician, Medical Director, and Historian.
Command Sergeant Major Lee of Newport served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart Medal and four Army Commendation Medals.
Staff Sergeant Jacks of Rison earned the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and the Purple Heart Medal during combat in Vietnam.
LT. Colonel Hay of Texarkana. His awards include the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, the Purple Heart Medal, and six Air Medals for combat in Vietnam.
Major Floyd, deceased, of North Little Rock served in combat in Vietnam as a Pilot and his awards include the Bronze Star Medal for Valor and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Master Sergeant Fisher of Jacksonville earned the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry and the Distinguished Flying Cross for service in Vietnam as a member of the 4th Air Commando Squadron.
Tech Sergeant Cowan, deceased, of Harrisburg served in World War II and survived four German prison camps including the Buchenwald Concentration camp. Awards include three Air Medals and the Purple Heart Medal.
Major General Chastain of Conway served in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. He was the first Arkansas General to command Arkansas units in combat since the Civil War. His awards include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, and four Meritorious Service Medals.
Sergeant Major Brashears of Harrisburg served two combat tours in Vietnam. Awards include Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, and the Air Medal with the 1st Air Cavalry Division.