The Ohio Military Hall of Fame honors Ohio veterans who received medals for valor while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The tenth annual induction ceremony for The Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor Class of 2009 was held at the Ohio Statehouse on May 1, 2009.
These remarkable Ohioans have all gone above and beyond the call of duty and performed heroically in specific combat actions against armed enemies of the United States of America. This year's inductees were born in and / or entered military service from various towns and cities in Ohio, including Akron, Cambridge, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Coshocton, Lancaster, Massillon, Middletown, Mineral City, Reading, Rittman, Somerset, Wooster, Troy, Toledo and Youngstown.
This year's ceremony will bring the total number of Ohio Military Hall of Fame for Valor inductees to one hundred and sixty-one, of whom, five have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Invocation: Chaplain Lt. Col. Andrew Aquino - Ohio Army National Guard
Remarks: Tim Espich, Governor's Officer of Veterans Services
Vocal Performance: Det. Randy Snider - Whitehall Police Dept.
Distinguished Service Cross Recipients:
- Sgt. William Vaughan, U.S. Army
- 1st Lt. Robert H. Walker, U.S. Army
Silver Star Recipients:
- Capt. John P. Carlin, U.S. Marine Corps
- Sgt. Terry A. Cordle, U.S. Army
- Staff Sgt. Michael L. DeHart, U.S. Army
- Maj. Raymond Gordon, Sr., U.S. Army
- Maj. Albert G. Maroscher, U.S. Army
- Tech. Sgt. Ralph J. Reichley, U.S. Army
- Pfc. Joseph V. Solvey, U.S. Army
- Capt. Paul E. Taylor, U.S. Army
Distinguished Flying Cross Recipient:
- Warrant Officer James A. Adams, U.S. Army
Bronze Star with "V" Device Recipients:
- Capt. Roscoe E. Cartwright, Jr., U.S. Army
- Spc. Lester M. Danley, U.S. Army
- HM3 Ronald L. Dotson, U.S. Navy
- Cpl. Carlos M. Easterday, U.S. Army
- Cpl. Joseph Gaborsky, Jr., U.S. Army
- Pfc. Lowell E. Hoover, U.S. Army
- 1st Lt. Chester P. Larson, U.S. Army
- Pfc. Robert E. Stewart, U.S. Army
- Pfc. Eugene F. Wood, U.S. Army
May 1, 2009