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Nominations Being Accepted for Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
By Tourism Industry Partner
The Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation is accepting nominations through July 1 for inductees into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.
Oklahoma veterans including Medal of Honor recipients have been being honored by the hall of fame since 1999.
A banquet and ceremony honoring those selected this year for the hall of fame will be held Veterans Day, Nov. 11, said Brad Gambill, president of the foundation.
Selection is based on a combination of exemplary military service and community contributions.
Ten veterans will be honored this year. They will include three Medal of Honor recipients and a veteran selected for the Major General Douglas O.
Dollar Distinguished Service Award. A native Oklahoman, Dollar served in Vietnam and later was in the 95th Division.
The induction ceremony will be held at the Gaylord building on the Oklahoma Christian University campus, Gambill said.
Nominees can be living or deceased.
Also military rank of nominees has no bearing on selections. Past honorees have come from all ranks—enlisted and officer.
Applications include a biography of the nominee on the nominee’s military career and civilian contributions.
Nomination forms can be obtained by writing to the Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation, Oklahoma Christian University, P.O Box 30658, Edmond, OK, 73003; or on the foundation’s web site at www.oc.edu/omhf. Further questions can be answered by contacting Michael Gonzales, curator of the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma City, at 405-424-5313.
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