The State of Arkansas has lost one its true American Heroes, MSgt Thomas Keith Graves, 88, of Harrisburg, AR. Mr. Graves entered the USAF as an Aircraft mechanic right out of high school and served 22 years, earning his retirement. He served 1 year in Vietnam and was stationed at various bases in the US. His medals included Air Force Commendation medal w/ 1 olc, Small arms marksmanship ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct, Air Force Longevity service award, Air Medal. After the Military he served many years on the Police force. In 2016 MSgt Graves was inducted into the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame. Thomas enjoyed his motorcycles, traveling, yard work, and spending time with his family and friends. He was a wonderful man and was loved by all. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, one son and three daughters, two brothers, 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
March 17, 2010 Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown was killed in action in Afghanistan. He was inducted into the AMVHOF in 2017. 24 feet below the surface of Lake Ouachita is Fearless Rock. A memorial to Adam Brown.
On July 17, 2020; AMVHOF 2019 recipient Captain John H Yancey was honored for his service to our nation and state. Building 2 at Camp Pike in North Little Rock, AR was dedicated in his honor.