Department of Veterans Services | Veterans Hall of Fame - Class of 1993


Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

On Thursday November 11, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inducted 25 new members. This was the first year that nominations were solicited from the general public.
The Class of 1993 paid tribute to all the astronauts from the great State of Ohio.

 
Armstrong  |  Bassett II  |  Beightler  |  Brewer  |  Buckland  |  Cameron  |  Dalzell  |  Earley
Eisele  |  Glenn  |  Harper  |  Henricks  |  Huebner Jr.  |  Koch  |  Leggett  |  Lovell  |  Martin
Marx  |  Overmyer  |  Romanis  |  Schimmoler  |  Sheridan  |  Sherman  |  Springer  |  Walz

Auglaize County
United States Navy Veteran
Korean War

 
• Chairman of the Board of AIL Systems, Inc., Deer Park, NY, an electronic systems company
• Armstrong transferred to astronaut status in 1962
• He was assigned as command pilot for the Gemini 8 mission
• Gemini 8 was launched on March 16, 1966, and Armstrong performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space
• Armstrong gained the distinction of being the first man to land a craft on the moon and first to step on its surface

Montgomery County
United States Air Force Veteran

 
• Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Phi Kappa Tau, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and the Daedalians
• Bassett was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963
• In addition to participating in the overall astronaut-training program, he had specific responsibilities pertaining to training and simulators
• On November 8, 1965, he was selected as pilot of the upcoming Gemini 9 mission
• He died on February 28, 1966, in the crash of a T-38 jet


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Union County
United States Army Veteran
World War I and World War II

 
• Director of the State Highway Department, Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Highway Patrol
• Commanding General of the 37th Division
• Rebuilt Okinawa's infrastructure
• Director and member of the Ohio Turnpike Commission
• Mayor of Marble Cliff


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Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War

 
• Trustee for the Central Ohio Kidney Foundation
• Member of the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police
• Former Scout Master and Past President of the Whitehall Parent-Teachers Association
• Past President of the Whitehall Kiwanis International
• Active with the VFW and USO


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Portage County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War

 
• Led "Buckland's Brigade" at Shiloh
• Educated at Kenyon College and practiced law at Canfield and Fremont
• Commanded brigades at Vicksburg and Memphis
• President of the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home and Government Director of the Pacific Railroad
• Legislator


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Cuyahoga County
United States Marine Corps Veteran

 
• Volunteers as a youth soccer coach and Boy Scout leader
• Former board member for church day school, and for community association
• He has logged over 4,000 hours flying time in 48 different types of aircraft
• Cameron became an astronaut in June 1985


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Noble County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War

 
• Lawyer, writer, speaker and politician
• Served two terms in the Ohio legislature


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Montgomery County
United States Army Veteran

 
• Began Red Cross activities in 1965 as a member of the Board of Directors of the Dayton
Area Chapter
• She has been active in her community as a member and/or volunteer of numerous organizations
• She has served on corporate, civic, educational, and human services boards
• Author and teacher


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Franklin County
United States Navy Veteran

 
• Bachelor of science in astronautics from U.S. Naval Academy; master of science in astronautics from U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology
• Flew on Apollo 7
• Cumulative hours of space flight are more than 260
• Died December 2, 1987, in Tokyo, Japan


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Cambridge & Guernsey Counties
United States Marine Corps Veteran
World War II and Korean War

 
• Assigned to NASA in 1959 and again in 1998
• Oldest person to go into space
• He was a business executive from 1965 until his election to the United States Senate in November 1974
• He retired from public office in 1998


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Cuyahoga County
United States Marine Corps Veteran

 
• Attorney, human rights activist, mother and judge
• First woman appointed to the Marine Corps judiciary, co-founding the first Victims Right program in the country
• First African American woman to win a seat on the Ohio Court of Appeals
• Director of the Animal Protective League


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Woodville, Sandusky County
United States Air Force Veteran

 
• He has flown 30 different types of aircraft, has logged over 6,000 hours flying time, and holds an FAA commercial pilot rating
• Selected by NASA in June 1985


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Wayne County
United States Army Air Corps Veteran
World War II (Prisoner of War)

 
• Former National Director and State Commander of the American Ex-POWs
• Member of the VFW and Royal Air Force Association
• Founder and past president of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees
• Helped found the Joint Veterans Organization of Wayne County


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Cuyahoga County
United States Army Veteran
World War I

 
• Patriotic affairs coordinator for Cleveland since 1941
• Responsible for gift shops in veterans hospitals, canine recruitment programs and the shipping of books and magazines to military reception centers across the U.S.
• Member of a dozen veterans organizations


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Cuyahoga County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War

 
• Captured a noted location during the Battle of Atlanta
• Practiced law in Cleveland
• Grand marshal of the parade prior to the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
in Cleveland
• Helped establish a free school system in Ohio


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Cuyahoga County
United States Army Veteran

 
• NASA astronaut with the Gemini and Apollo missions
• Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy; Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
• Flew on Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13
• Cumulative hours of space flight are more than 715


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Montgomery County
United States Navy Veteran
World War II

 
• Survivor of Pearl Harbor
• Past Post Commander for the VFW
• Service Officer for the American Legion
• Responsible for organizing volunteers to erect 375 flags for the Avenue of Flags at the
VA Cemetery
• Supporter and volunteer with Hospice
• Established a hospitality house at the VA Center in Dayton


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Hamilton County
United States Army Veteran
World War I

 
• Founder and first National Commander of the Disabled Veterans of America
• Received a law degree from the University of Cincinnati
• Only democrat elected in Ohio in 1919 to the Ohio Superior Court
• Partner in two law firms


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Westlake, Cuyahoga County
United States Marine Corps Veteran

 
• Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Experimental Aircraft Association,
and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
• Overmyer flew more than 7,500 flight hours with over 6,000 in jet aircraft
• He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1969


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Franklin County
United States Army Veteran
Spanish-American War

 
• Founder of the VFW
• Devoted his life to obtaining mutual assistance for veterans and their families
• First to offer overseas veterans a gold chevron order
• First to advocate and introduce pension legislation for Spanish-American War veterans
• First to establish a national home for the orphans of veterans


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Crawford County
United States Army Veteran
World War II

 
• Inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame
• First woman to establish and manage an airport
• One of the first members of the 99s- an organization for women pilots
• Provided an early model for the U.S. Air Force Flight Nurses Corps


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Perry County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War

 
• Appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in 1848
• Became one of the top three northern heroes of the Civil War, along with Grant and Sherman
• Promoted to major general within three years
• Helped force the surrender of Robert E. Lee and assisted in Reconstruction


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Fairfield County
United States Army Veteran
Civil War

 
• One of the most prominent Civil War generals
• Opened a branch bank in California and later practiced law in Kansas
• He became superintendent of the Louisiana State Seminary of Learning
• Assumed command of the Army under Grant's presidency


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Ashland County
United States Marine Corps Veteran

 
• Born May 21, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, but considers Ashland, Ohio to be his hometown
• Bachelor of science in naval science from U.S. Naval Academy; master of science in operations research and systems analysis from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
• Flew on STS-29 and STS-38
• Cumulative hours of space flight are more than 237


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Cuyahoga County
United States Air Force Veteran

 
• Member of the American Legion and the Kent State University Alumni Association
• Selected by NASA in January 1990, Walz is a veteran of three space flights, and has logged over 833 hours (34.5 days) in space
• Walz is assigned to the fourth crew scheduled to live on the International Space Station (ISS-4)
• He will launch aboard a Space Shuttle in late 2001 and return aboard a Space Shuttle
four months later