2019 Recipients

Captain Tollie Adkins, Jr.

Captain Tollie Adkins, Jr.

Captain Tollie Adkins, Jr., Fort Smith, United States Army National Guard. Served one combat tour in Vietnam. Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and seven Air Medals

Lieutenant Colonel Billy Bert Dooly

Lieutenant Colonel Billy Bert Dooly

Lieutenant Colonel Billy Bert Dooly, Fort Smith, United States Army. Served two combat tours in Vietnam. His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, 23 Air Medals with 3 “V” devices, two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

Private First Class James R. Glidewell,

Private First Class James R. Glidewell

Private First Class James R. Glidewell,  United States Army. Served in World War II and was killed in action, Luzon Island, the Philippines. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Colonel Jerrell Everett Hamby

Colonel Jerrell Everett Hamby

Colonel Jerrell Everett Hamby, United States Army, served three combat tours. One tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. His awards include the Silver Star Medal, three Bronze Star Medals, one with “V” device, five Purple Heart Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, eleven Air Medals, one with “V” device and the Army Commendation Medal.

Chief Warrant Officer W-3 Robert Allen Johnson

Chief Warrant Officer W-3 Robert Allen Johnson

Chief Warrant Officer W-3 Robert Allen Johnson, Fort Smith, United States Army. Served two combat tours in Vietnam. Awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and twenty-four Air Medals, one with “V” device.

Colonel William Arthur Kehler

Colonel William Arthur Kehler

Colonel William Arthur Kehler, North Little Rock, United States Air Force. Served a combat tour in Vietnam. His awards include two Legion of Merit Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, three Meritorious Service Medals and twelve Air Medals.

Major James Edward Mason, III

Major James Edward Mason, III

Major James Edward Mason, III, Searcy, United States Army National Guard, served a combat tour in Vietnam. His awards include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, two Air Medals, one with “V” device and the Army Commendation Medal.

Technical Sergeant 3d Grade Delbert Edwin Rogers

Technical Sergeant 3d Grade Delbert Edwin Rogers

Technical Sergeant 3d Grade Delbert Edwin Rogers, United States Army. Served in World War II, combat in Philippine Islands. Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star and the Bronze Star.

Captain John Howard Yancey

Captain John Howard Yancey,

Captain John Howard Yancey, United States Marine Corps Reserve. Served two combat tours, one in World War II and one in Korea. His awards include two Navy Crosses, the Bronze Star Medal and two Purple Heart Medals.

Major Kenneth Earl Zellmer

Major Kenneth Earl Zellmer

Major Kenneth Earl Zellmer, Sherwood, United States Air Force. Served one combat tour in Vietnam. His awards include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Meritorious Service Medal, nineteen Air Medals, the Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Lieutenant Colonel David Arnold Harrington

Lieutenant Colonel David Arnold Harrington

Lieutenant Colonel David Arnold Harrington, Maumelle, United States Army. Served two combat tours in Vietnam. His awards include two Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, nine awards of the Air Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.

Captain Carmie Lyn Henry

Captain Carmie Lyn Henry

Captain Carmie Lyn Henry, Little Rock, United States Navy Reserves. Served a combat tour in Vietnam. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and nine Air Medals.

Major James Edward Largent

Major James Edward Largent

Major James Edward Largent, Paragould, United States Army Reserves. Awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and two Army Achievement Medals.

Lieutenant Colonel Artis Tee Lofton, Sr.

Lieutenant Colonel Artis Tee Lofton, Sr.

Lieutenant Colonel Artis Tee Lofton, Sr., North Little Rock, United States Army. His awards include Four Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals and the Army Achievement Medal.

Colonel Donald Harrison Stokes, Jr.

Colonel Donald Harrison Stokes, Jr.

 Colonel Donald Harrison Stokes, Jr. Hot Springs Village, United States Air Force. His awards include the Legion of Merit, eight Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.