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.
Cpl. Jesse M. Gaitan, Jerome/Prescott
Lt. Jg. Ross Moore Lockhart, Cornville
Pfc. William Raymond Bennett, Cottonwood
Please call Betty Bourgault at 781-413-6710 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Phil Goode at 928-821-8009 or email@example.com, if you can share any information.