MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER UNITED STATES NAVY, RETIRED, JERRY KEEN
FIRST INDUCTEE – JUNE 3, 2018
Marine Corp Recruitment Depot, San Diego,CA, 1966-68; Vietnam Combat Medic,1968-69; Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, 1969-74; Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan,1975-76; Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, CA, 1977-79; USS Enterprise, west path Pacific deployment, Bremerton, WA, 1980-83; also Naval Air Station Whidbey in Oak Harbor, WA; Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, CA; Commander Naval Surface Force Pacific Fleet – trained crew on Hospital Ship for Desert Storm; Retired as Naval Regional Command Master Chief from Naval Base San Francisco on Treasure Island. MAJOR AWARDS: 4 Navy Commendation Medals; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Navy/Marine Combat Action Ribbon for Vietnam; numerous smaller awards.
AIR FORCE SERGEANT BILL RETHERFORD
SECOND INDUCTEE – JUNE 17, 2018
The Vietnam War was the first conflict that saw the wide-scale tactical deployment of helicopters. Bell UH-1 Iroquois nicknamed “Huey” was used extensively in counter-guerilla operations. Bill was a Flight Mechanic for Hueys that were combat coded and armed for deployment to Vietnam. Bill was the personal flight mechanic for the Commander of the 5th Air Force, the Senior ranking NCO, at 21 years old! We honor Sergeant Bill Retherford for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, and most of all God. Bill and his wife Sandi have been deeply involved as volunteers as Living Hope Church since 2011 and Bill is easily recognized as a greater, an usher, and someone willing to help where ever needed.
PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS GEOFFREY SCHMIDT
THIRD INDUCTEE – JUNE 24, 2018
Petty Officer Second Class Geoffrey Schmidt takes his place today as the third LEGACY Sports Hall of Heroes Inductee after a service career of five years, nine months. He began his career at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, across the bay from San Diego, California, 2008 to 2011, as a heavy equipment operator in Construction Battalion One. He next was at Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme in Ventura County, 2011 to 2013. We honor Petty Officer Geoffrey Schmidt for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, and most of all God.
SERGEANT ANTHONY CARLSON, UNITED STATES ARMY
FOURTH INDUCTEE – JULY 1, 2019
Sergeant Anthony Carlson of the United States Army began his career at Army Installation Fort Campbell in Kentucky, astride the Kentucky-Tennessee border, in 1970. He moved to Fort Knox Army Base, where he was in Armor School for the M48 Patton tank. After Armor school Anthony moved to Baumholder, Germany, to the Baumholder Army Base where he was stationed until 1972. While at Baumholder Army Base, Anthony was Gunner for the Company Commander’s Tank, and M60 Patton, as well as Company Clerk. He also married his wife of 47 years, Linda Shroyer Carlson. We honor Sergeant Anthony Carlson for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, and most of all God.
SERGEANT JESSI PAGE, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
FIFTH INDUCTEE – JULY 8, 2018
Sergeant Jessi Page, NCO, of the United States Marine Corps takes his place today as the fifth LEGACY Sports Hall of Heroes Inductee after a service career of 4 years. He began his career at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California, in 2009 for basic training, then was transferred to Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Base in Twentynine Palms, California, in 2009. Jessi was a diesel mechanic who was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, and completed his Marine Corps commitment in 2013. We honor Sergeant Jessi Page for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, and most of all God.
SPECIALIST JULIAN DELMORE, UNITED STATES ARMY
SIXTH INDUCTEE – JULY 15, 2018
Specialist Julian Delmore, NCO, of the United States Army is the sixth LEGACY Sports Hall of Heroes Inductee. Julian’s 4-year military career began at Port Sill near Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1992 for basic training and AIT, Advanced Individual Training. He then transferred to Fort Lewis Military Base, a Joint Base U.S. Military Installation home with McChord Air Force Base, near Tacoma, Washington, where he served until 1993. In 1993 he transferred to Fort Polk Army Installation in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. Specialist Delmore was a heavy artillery operator who was deployed from Fort Polk to Haiti in 1993, on a special mission to uphold democracy and was there until 1994 when he returned to Fort Polk to complete his Army commitment in 1996. Julian earned six accolades during his military career; Army National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Deployment Ribbon, and United Nations Mission in Haiti Medal. We honor Specialist Julian Delmore for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, but most of all, God.
SPECIALIST ZACHARY HAWKINS, UNITED STATES ARMY
SEVENTH INDUCTEE – JULY 22, 2018
Specialist Zachary Hawkins of the United States Army takes his place as the seventh LEGACY Sports Hall of Heroes Inductee after a service career of 7 years. He began his career at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2005 for basic training and Lineman School. He was deployed to United States Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea in December of 2005, where he worked on the Generals Communication Team with 4-star Generals from many military institutions, taking care of all their fiber optics, internet and communication needs. In December 2006 he was transferred to Fort Lewis Military Base, a Joint Base U.S. Military Installation home with McChord Air Force Base, near Tacoma, Washington, where he served several months before being transferred to Fort Huachuca near Sierra Vista, Arizona in 2006. In 2007 he was transferred back to Fort Lewis to serve in the Expeditionary Unit until March of 2008 when we was deployed to Iraq for one year, where he sustained serious and potentially fatal injuries in a mortar attack. In 2009 he was once again transferred to Fort Lewis until July 2010 when he transferred to the Oregon National Guard as a Training NCO due to the extensive injuries he suffered during his service in Iraq. He finished his service in 2012. Today we honor Specialist Zachary Hawkins for his steadfast devotion to duty, tenacity in service, and love and respect for his country, his family, but most of all, God.