Statewide Organization Aims to Recognize Military Veterans with Hoosier Ties

Nominations for November Induction are Being Accepted Through August 1, 2015

IMVHOF - Medallion Torch 200The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame (IMVHOF) is calling for nominations for its second group of honorees.  The not-for-profit organization inducted sixteen into the Hall of Fame last November. The IMVHOF’s stated objective is “To publically emphasize the honor brought to our state and nation by the sacrifice of Indiana military veterans and their families.” The IMVHOF will be ‘virtual’ for now via its website, but plans are to build a physical monument in the future. Up to fifteen 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 Nominations will be accepted through end of day August 1, 2015. The second induction ceremony will take place on November 13, 2015 in Carmel, IN.  Tickets can be purchased at . 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 sixteen military veterans with Hoosier ties were selected for outstanding service achievements or military and 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
    *posthumously awarded