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Picture This: A Glance at some of the new Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame inductees

Kenneth E. Bigley — Rank: Sergeant — Branch: U.S. Army (1968-1970) — Nominated by: Regis Kern — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate and distinguished military service: Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Carl J. Carte (posthumous) — Rank: Specialist — Branch: U.S. Army (1943-1947) — Nominated by: Tom Mullenix — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: European African Middle Eastern Medal, Army Commendation Medal, WWII Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Bronze Star Arrowhead and the Expert Infantryman Badge.
Dale E. Ferrell — Rank: Corporal — Branch: U.S. Marine Corps (1954-1957) — Nominated by: Don King — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate, exceptional civic and community service.
Arthur R. Hall — Rank: Specialist 3 — Branch: U.S. Army (1954-1956) — Nominated by: Roy Campbell — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate, exceptional civic and community service.
William Harpold — Rank: Staff Sergeant — Branch: U.S. Army (1979-1988) — Nominated by: Gary Henderson — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate, exceptional civic and community service.
Lonnie Lewis — Rank: Specialist — Branch: U.S. Army (1964-1966) — Nominated by: Regis Kern — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate, exceptional civic and community service.
Earl A. “Mac” McMullen (posthumous) — Rank: Specialist — Branch: U.S. Army (1970-1971) — Nominated by: Cindy Ruble — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Daniel B. Metz (posthumous) — Rank: Sergeant — Branch: U.S. Army (1943-1946) — Nominated by: Larry Proctor — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, and the WWII Victory Medal.
Scott D. Parks — Rank: Corporal — Branch: U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1992) — Nominated by: Tom Kukulka — Why was he nominated? Professional achievement: Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association Medal of Honor, Ohio Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Valor Award, and the 2015 Washington County Ohio Deputy Sheriff of the Year.
Daniel L. Quimby, Gold Star Service Member (posthumous) — Rank: Lance Corporal — Branch: U.S. Marine Corps (1968) — Nominated by: Sherry Lynn Saunders — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.
Doug M. Seeley, Gold Star Service Member (posthumous) — Rank: Captain — Branch: U.S. Air Force (1970-1971) — Nominated by: Larry Proctor — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star.
Roy D. Sees — Rank: Private First Class — Branch: U.S. Army (1943-1945) — Nominated by: Roy M. “Mike” Sees — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: The Bronze Star, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, Distinguished Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the French Legion of Honor.
Bruce C. Shover, Gold Star Service Member (posthumous) — Rank: Private First Class — Branch: U.S. Army (1970-1971) — Nominated by: Tom Kukulka — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnam Campaign Medal.
John F. Sprigg — Rank: Sergeant — Branch: U.S. Marine Corps (1963-1967) — Nominated by: Don King — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service, Devoted Veterans Advocate, Exceptional Civic and Community Service: Awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguished “Valor” Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. In addition to John’s distinguished military career, he is extremely active in the community and is a passionate veterans advocate.
Alfred E. Venham — Rank: First Sergeant — Branch: U.S. Army (1981-2012) — Nominated by: Jared Smith — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service, Devoted Veterans Advocate, Exceptional Civic and Community Service: Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (4th award), War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 30-year device Gold. He is extremely active in the veterans community and is the founder of 501(c)(3) Operation Give A Veteran A Car.
Christian Duaine Ward, Gold Star Service Member (posthumous) — Rank: Specialist — Branch: U.S. Army (2015-2019) — Nominated by: James Booth — Why was he nominated? Distinguished military service: Next of Kin Lapel Pin Gold Star Service Member and awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Army Aviation Crew Badge.
Larry Woods — Rank: Petty Officer First Class — Branch: U.S. Navy (1971-1999) — Nominated by: Tom Kukulka — Why was he nominated? Devoted veterans advocate, exceptional civic and community service.

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