Lexington to host Veterans Hall of Fame ceremony

Lexington will once again serve as the host city for the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on August 26 and 27, Mayor Linda Gorton said today.

“It’s great that the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame is bringing its events to our city,” Gorton said. “We are working hard to make Lexington as Veteran-friendly as possible…this includes effectively ending veteran homelessness, creating our Veterans Commission, having the city’s first Veterans Liaison at the office of the mayor and to work with the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame. As a military spouse with two children in military families, it is important to me that our city be an open, caring and supportive environment for our veterans.

The 2022 Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at 6 p.m., August 26, and 10 a.m., August 27, at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, 1800 Newtown Pike. Tickets are required for the banquet on August 26. A limited number of tickets are available by visiting kyveterans.org.

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 2010 by Vietnam Veteran, Founder and Executive Director HB Deatherage. The organization is committed to recognizing the military service of veterans and, more so, to honoring their continued service to the community after their military career. Since 2014, there have been induction courses every year, with over 200 veterans having been inducted into the hall of fame.

“Being in Lexington is like a dream come true,” said Deatherage. “This is exactly what the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame needed. We are also excited to install a Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame monument in Lexington.

Planning is underway to install a monument dedicated to Fayette County inductees at the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.

This year’s initiation class includes 29 people from across the state. Of these, two are from Fayette County: Brigadier General (Retired) Ben Adams III and Corporal Roy Hall. Including this year, a total of 16 Fayette County residents are members of the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame.

The 29 members of this year’s Initiation Class include:

  • Benjamin F. Adams III, Brigadier General (Retired), U.S. Army, Fayette County
  • Michael S. Boyd, Chief Master Sergeant (Retired), U.S. Air Force, Madison County
  • William F. Brauns, Specialist 5, U.S. Army, Campbell County
  • Keith R. Cain, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Daviess County
  • Vincent B. Carman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Hardin County
  • Robert D. Casher, Command Sergeant Major (Retired), U.S. Army, Hardin County
  • Thomas C. Cork Sr, Corporal, US Marine Corps, Jefferson County
  • Carl E. Cornelius Sr, Major (Retired), U.S. Army, Hardin County
  • George Dille, Captain, U.S. Army, Hardin County
  • Lance R. Donaldson, Specialist 4, U.S. Army, Kenton County
  • Edward F. Duff II, Specialist 5, U.S. Army, McCracken County
  • James C. Floyd, Corporal, U.S. Army, Pulaski County
  • Maurice Geurin Sr, Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Jefferson County
  • Robert C. Graves, Lt. Col. (Retired), U.S. Army, Jefferson County
  • *Clyde Green Jr, Captain (Retired), US Navy, Jefferson County
  • Roy Carlos Hall, Corporal, U.S. Army, Fayette County
  • Delbert Hoskins, Command Sergeant Major (Retired), U.S. Army, Allen County
  • *Harold Leasure Sr, Captain, US Army, Hopkins County
  • Archie A. Mack Sr, Command Sergeant Major (Retired), U.S. Army, Hardin County
  • *William H. Mason Jr, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class, US Navy, Henry County
  • Joann Orr, Staff Sergeant (Retired), U.S. Army, Jefferson County
  • Harold M. Robinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, Daviess County
  • Timothy Rolf, Petty Officer 2nd Class, US Navy, Campbell County
  • Claude Shaw, Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Retired), U.S. Army, Clark County
  • Patrick Sinclair, Staff Sergeant, US Marine Corps, Madison County
  • Dean E. Stoops, Chief Warrant Officer 5 (Retired), U.S. Army, Mercer County
  • Michael Stoyonovich, First Sergeant (Retired), U.S. Army, Edmonton County
  • *Philip Taliaferro Sr, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Kenton County
  • John M. Weaver, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army, Hardin County

(*Posthumous)

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