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Memorial plaque project coming together

The Memorial Plaque Project Committee is calling on the public's help to make sure they do not overlook any Yavapai County veteran who died in service from World War I through Desert Storm and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan when it comes time to recast the plaque, last updated in 1991.

The Yavapai County board of supervisors (BOS) approved an update to the plaque on Neil Logan's "Medivac" veterans' memorial on Dec. 7. It sits on the Yavapai County courthouse plaza.

The committee located 22 more soldiers who names did not appear on the original plaque.

World War I

Pvt. Walter H. Grant, Jerome

Cpl. Charles A. Harding, Seligman

Pvt. Guy A. Jamison, Black Canyon City

Pvt. John Kelly, Mayer

Pvt. Sidney Owens, Mayer

Sgt. Arthur J. Tisdale, Jerome

Pvt. William Walter, Seligman

World War II

Pvt. Adolfo V. Fritz (Frietz), Jerome

Pvt. Pilar Muniz Jr., Jerome

Pfc. Gabriel Olvera, Jerome

Sgt. Bennett Dale Hites, Clarkdale

Sgt. Robert T. Luepke, Clarkdale

1st Lt. Charles G. Morris, Camp Verde

1st Lt. Herbert V. Young, Cornville

2D Lt. Joseph L. Nichols, Cornville

Research has not been completed on: Harry Stewart, Cottonwood; Harold Cobb, Manuel Garcia and Leslie Jacobs. Any information on these soldiers would be appreciated.

Korean War

Cpl. Jesse M. Gaitan, Jerome/Prescott

Lt. Jg. Ross Moore Lockhart, Cornville

Vietnam War

Pfc. William Raymond Bennett, Cottonwood

Please call Betty Bourgault at 781-413-6710 or email her at, or Phil Goode at 928-821-8009 or, if you can share any information.

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