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The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame has inducted more than 400 veterans since its inception in 1992. Each year, an executive committee, made up of representatives from Ohio's veterans organizations, selects up to 20 inductees from applications received from across the state and nation. Our inductees are leaders in a variety of areas including business, entertainment and education. Most importantly though,
they all have made significant impacts on their communities.
Inductees into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame served their country honorably in a branch of military service and continued to serve their communities, state and nation after discharge. We are proud of the accomplishments of our many members and hope you will enjoy learning more about them in the pages and pictures that follow.

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Director Tim Gorrell, and 2014 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inductees James Albright and Michael Bennett rise for the posting of the colors

Clockwise from upper left: 2014 Inductee Ruby Gilliam,
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor congratulates Inductee Howard Osterkamp,
Inductee Richard Gandarillas

Inductee Classes

HOF Class of 2014

HOF Class of 2013

HOF Class of 2012

HOF Class of 2011

HOF Class of 2010

HOF Class of 2009

HOF Class of 2008

HOF Class of 2007

HOF Class of 2006

HOF Class of 2005

HOF Class of 2004

HOF Class of 2003

HOF Class of 2002

HOF Class of 2001

HOF Class of 2000

HOF Class of 1999

HOF Class of 1998

HOF Class of 1997

HOF Class of 1996

HOF Class of 1995

HOF Class of 1994

HOF Class of 1993

HOF Class of 1992

Medal of Honor recipients from Ohio were inducted in 1992.
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