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Honor a Veteran Who Has Touched Your Life

Join us for the 6th Annual Honor Walk & 5K Fun Run November 2016.

The event will start and finish at the beautiful Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix. Friends, families and loved ones will walk or run to personally recognize veterans of all generations. Participants are encouraged to arrive early for entertainment and a stirring pre-walk ceremony. Special guests along with vintage military aircraft fly-overs, music, color guards, the USS Arizona replica will set the tone for this year’s event.

Colin Day


Colin Day served with the 40th Engineers, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division based in Baumholder, Germany.

Alpha Co 40EN was deployed to Iraq in 2006. The 40th Engineers were responsible for route clearance in and around Ramadi. Colin's unit saw a great deal of combat, captured many insurgents and undermined the ability of the insurgents to manufacture and place lethal IED's. The 40th Engineers were instrumental in the ...

William Andres

Air Force

William J. Andres, Jr. (1924-2005) /n2Lt. USAF 1942-1947. In WWII, Dad was a photo reconnaissance pilot with the /n34th Photo Recon Squadron, flying 38 missions over France, Germany, Austria and Chechoslovakia in his P-38 (F-5) photo recon aircraft. Seven days after Germany surrendered, Lt. Andres was on a mapping mission over southern Germany when his oxygen malfunctioned. He crashed his plane near Bad Aibling (south of Munich) and was rescued ...

Leonard Dankowski


Leonard Dankowski served in the United States Navy, from 1943-1946, where he was stationed aboard the U.S.S Randolph, an essex-class aircraft carrier. He was a part of several campaigns in the pacific theater. /n /nHe was the recipient of the Point System award, a Victory Medal, and an American Area Campaign ...

Asa Herring

Air Force

Asa Herring, Lt Colonel, US Air Force, a Tuskegee Airman and retired U.S. Air Force Fighter Pilot, was born in Dunn, N.C. October 3, 1926. He has been an avid aviation enthusiast all of his life. He graduated from High School at age sixteen. While a student at Tuskegee Institute in the Aircraft Maintenance program, he passed the U.S. Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet written examination. Because he was only seventeen years old, he had to wait until ...

Frank Brennan


On June 13, 1940 at 20 years of age, Frank joined the Black Horse Troop which was a part of the Illinois National Guard and the last of the US Cavalry. In November 1940, President Roosevelt called up the National Guard and federalized them, making them a part of the United States Army. In September 1942 he entered the Signal Corps Officers Candidate School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and became a Second Lieutenant. Over the next 2 years he ...

Jack Emmett


John I "Jack" Emmet interrupted his college days to enter the US Army Air Force in 1942. Jack was trained as an Air Traffic Controller at Scott Field and was deployed to the south pacific where his unit established an airfield in the Phillipines. The field was used as a launching point for US aircraft engaged in the battle of Leyte Gulf. Jack served until the end of the war and returned to university in 1946 to complete his ...

Kyle Daggett


SGT John K., "Kyle" Daggett (1986 - 2008) died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Thursday, 15 May 2008 of wounds sustained 1 May in Baghdad when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle. The 21-year-old Army SGT was en route via medical transport from Iraq to Walter Reed Army Medical Center four days after he was wounded when the plane had to land in Halifax in order to tend to his injuries. /n /nDaggett, known as Kyle, attended Pinnacle High ...

Eugene P., Butch Brown


Butch Brown enlisted in the Army right after high school at the height of the Vietnam conflict in 1967. Butch's military career was shortened by an injury suffered during training, however his unselfish willingness to put himself in harms way reflects brightly on a generation of Vietnam warriors. We owe these men and women a debt of gratitude for their service in troubled times and we should make every effort to extend the thanks they never ...

Lt. Col. James M. O'Rourke, Sr.


He was an MP in the Army. He worked with USO, VFW's, homeless vets. He helped provide bullet proof vests for our soldiers in Iraq and received an award for this. Sending countless packages to our soldiers and comforting their families. He arranged funeral ceremonies for homeless veterans with no families. He was volunteering for several groups. "No" was not in his vocabulary. He devoted his life to helping others. He left a mark on all of ...

Eric Walrabenstein


Commissioned as an Infantry officer in 1985, Lieutenant Eric Walrabenstein served as a platoon leader and company executive officer for 2/60 infantry at Fort Lewis, WA. After his separation from active duty, Captain Walrabenstein continued his service as a reserve company commander in the 91st Division until ...

Vernon Christopher


SGT Vernon Lee Christopher served in the US Army for 7 years active duty and 2 years in the reserves. His father, Charles Christopher served in the US Navy. SGT Christopher wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and in doing so, he graduated top of his class from Basic Training and Warrior Leader School. He received numerous awards, commendations, and medals during the Operation Enduring Freedom Tour in Afghanistan of 2007-2008. He was a ...

Daniel Weiss


1st LT Daniel Weiss, 25, served as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Attack Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was born in Santa Monica, CA. His brother wanted to name him Stinkor; his parents thought otherwise. His earliest years were spent in Culver City, CA, which he always considered home. In 1993, he moved with his family to Naperville, IL, where he went on to once get stuck in the revolving door at Michael ...

Frank T. Minarsich


Served in World War II.
Franklin T Minarsich, SGT, US Army Air Force
Organization: 356th B SQ 331st B GRP (356th Bomber Squadron, 331st Bomber Group)
Military Occupational Specialty (MOS): Cryptographic Technician 805
Military Qualification: Carbine MARKSMAN 11 April 1944
Decorations and ...

David Angulo-Gomez


SFC David Angulo-Gomez, Unit of 301st Military Intellegents Batallion. He first enlisted in 2002 and has been serving our country for 10.5 years.

He was honored with the Army reserves overseas training ribbon, Army service ribbon, Development ribbon #2, Global war on terrorist service medal, Afgan campaign medal, Army reserves component achievement medal, Aimed forces reserved medal, Army commendation medal and many more to ...

Daniel Schrader


Danny served in the United States Navy from 1989-1996. After several years of working as a police officer and DPS officer, he joined the United States Army in 2006. He served in Iraq in 2007-2008, receving numerous injuries, requiring a medical discharge from the Army in 2010. Danny continues to serve the community of veterans in many volunteer positions as he finishes his Masters Degree from NAU.
In addition to the high points in his ...

Cory Remsburg


Staff Sergeant Cory Jacob Remsburg was born in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to St. Louis, Missouri where he lived with his father and step mother, Craig and Annie Remsburg. SSG Remsburg became interested in the U.S. Army Rangers while in high school.

Cory attended One Station Unit Training, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program at Fort Benning and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter ...

Kenneth Reichert


Born 5/31/1924 - Present (91)

WWII Veteran

Enlisted 2/10/1943 at 18 years old.

Was a soldier on

Was still fighting WWII in Germany when he re-enlisted in 1945. He was later sent to Austria. ...

Victor Colombi



Victor, "Vic"  Colombi (Oct. 13, 1947 - Feb 21, 2015)

Vic graduated in June, 1965 from Euclid High School and after a brief attendance at Ohio State University entered the U.S. Marine Corps. During active duty and service in Vietnam he was awarded the Purple Heart,  National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign ...

Richard Casper

Air Force

MSgt Richard Casper (Retired), Chandler, AZ, USAF 1957-1983.  I served during the Vietnam War.  Worked as a Reciprocating and Jet Engine Technician on C-124's, C-118's, WB-50 aircraft, F-4's, C-130's, C-135 A&B's, B-47's, C-9's, just to name a few, and the distinct honor of serving five years on the Presidential Fleet at Andrews AFB.  My last assignment was Specialist Flight Chief of the 58th and 60th AMU's, Eglin AFB, FL ...

Bertillus Delphinus Mark


Construction Mechanic Second Class Petty Officer (Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist) Bertillus Delphinus Mark joined the Navy on March 19, 2002. His previous command was Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR, Port Hueneme, California. Petty Officer Mark's most recent command was Beachmaster Unit ONE in San Diego, CA. He deployed and fought in the Iraq War in 2007. On August 17, 2009, CM2 Mark tragically died in a motorcycle accident while ...

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