KINGMAN - Kingman's own Pat Farrell is one of two Mohave County residents who will be inducted into the Arizona Veterans Half of Fame this fall.
Farrell, perhaps best known as the leader of the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, served in the U.S. Navy, as did Sharon A. "Lee" Borgen of Lake Havasu City. The pair represents two of 25 Arizona veterans that will be inducted at a ceremony planned for Oct. 23 at a Phoenix-area Marriott hotel.
The Arizona Veterans Hall recognizes veterans who have honorably served their country through military service and who continue to serve and inspire their fellow citizens with deeds and accomplishments throughout their lifetime, according to a statement from the group.
Farrell, who writes a column for the Miner that focuses on veterans issues, is one of the major players behind plans to bring a veterans court to Kingman, and he helps to coordinate the semi-annual "Stand Down" events designed to help homeless veterans in Mohave County.
Farrell is a member of the hall's 15th class.
Three men who fought in the Indian Wars in Arizona - loosely defined as between 1865 and 1890 - will receive the hall's medal of valor.
They are Army Sgt. Benjamin Brown, for bravery on May 11, 1889; Pvt. Robert S. Scott, for gallantry in action in a battle that occurred in the Chiricahua Mountains on Oct. 29, 1869; and First Lt. Leonard Wood, an Army surgeon, for bravery in the Apache Campaign held in the summer of 1886.
Wood would rise to major general before his military career ended. Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri is named after him.
The Office of the Governor and the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services recognize the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.