Statewide Organization Recognizes Hoosier Military Veterans
Nominations Accepted through August 1, 2015
Writer / Annette Roy
The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its second group of honorees. The not-for-profit organization inducted 16 into the Hall of Fame last November.
The IMVHOF’s stated objective is “to publicly emphasize the honor brought to our state and nation by the sacrifice of Indiana military veterans and their families.”
The IMVHOF is currently virtual via its website; however, the group’s plans are to build a physical monument in the future.
Up to 15 veterans will be honored for military service achievements and/or community contributions. To be eligible, a nominee must meet any one of these criteria:
- Been born in Indiana
- Entered military service in Indiana
- Lived in Indiana for a minimum of eight years
All branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, all ages, living or deceased, and males and females will be considered equally. The complete nomination packet and criteria can be found at imvhof.com. Nominations will be accepted through the end of the day August 1, 2015. There is no cost to make a nomination.
The second induction ceremony will take place on November 13, 2015, in Carmel. Tickets can be purchased at 2015imvhof.eventbrite.com.
Tax-deductible donations can be made via check or money orders made out to IMVHOF and sent to IMVHOF, P.O. Box 269098 Indianapolis, IN 46226.
In 2014, IMVHOF selected 16 military veterans with Hoosier ties for outstanding service achievements in military or community contributions.
For the valorous military service category:
Gary D. Brewer, Sr.* Worthington, IN
Robert H. Butler, Jr.* Indianapolis, IN
William E. Butler* Indianapolis, IN
Charles B. Garrigus* Indianapolis, IN
Richard E. Goodwin Greenfield, IN
Ronald E. Gray Palm Bay, FL
Charles W. Lindewald* LaPorte, IN
Johnny J. Miller* Argos, IN
Joseph E. Proctor* New Whiteland, IN
Fredrick L. Spaulding Fishers, IN
Robert J. Williamson* Vevay, IN
For the combined military and community service category:
Allen E. Paul Richmond, IN
James E. Koutz Boonville, IN
Robert G. Moorhead* Indianapolis, IN
Donald W. Moreau Center Point, IN
James R. Sweeney II Indianapolis, IN
IMVHOF FACT SHEET
Name: Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame
Reach: The State of Indiana
Mission: The objective of the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is to honor and provide support to Indiana military veterans and to educate others on their outstanding accomplishments.