Honor Wall

 

 

2021 Honor Wall photos

Julia M Kellogg
Julia M Kellogg

Navy

Julia M Kellogg served in the Navy and was deployed on the USS Makin Island. She served 2010 - 2014. She is also a UAF alumni. Her UAF degree with Navy training and a Bachelor's in cyber security has provided her with the skills and experience needed to have a very successful career at Dell.

Frank Boldt
Frank Boldt

Army

I was born and raised in Texas and served on active duty in the US Army for 6 years. I exited the military in 2013. I served primarily in 3 locations: 1) Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX from 2007-2010, 2) 4th Infantry Division Headquarters at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 2010-2013, and 3) during my time at Fort Carson, I deployed with 4th Infantry Division to COB Speicher, Iraq from 2010-2011. A special thanks to the men and women who bravely serve in our military and for the veterans that went before them.

Jim Wolverton
Jim Wolverton

Marine Corps

Served in the Marine Corps Reserve and Alaska Air National Guard, 1993-2019.

Rene Palaniuk
Rene Palaniuk (formerly Headley)

Army

CAPT Daryl Schaffer
CAPT Daryl Schaffer

Coast Guard

Daryl retired after an active duty career of nearly 31 years and is using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to study the Security and Disaster Management for a second Masters degree (and possible PhD). Originally both from MN, he and his wife moved 12 times, living in every part of the country. As a Wounded Warrior, Daryl had to re-learn how to do daily activities which changed their future; he now needs to use a trekking pole in order to walk. Daryl appreciates all the people he has served with throughout the year and for serving the American people.

Christopher Bedel
Christopher Bedel

Army

Kalen Kelly
Kalen Kelly

Army

Yukon

Tiara Williams
Tiara Williams

Army

David Berrellez
David Berrellez

Army

Jessie Michael Cutler
Jessie Michael Cutler

Army

“It’s been an honor to serve my country, and I will continue doing it in my civilian life.” -Jessie Cutler

Luis Lopez
Luis Lopez

Marine Corps

God Bless and Semper Fidelis

David Mattox
David Mattox

Army

My wife and I are both Army veterans and now both firefighters.

Quinn Hilberg
Quinn Hilberg

Army

Strong Work!!

Tim Gilbert
Tim Gilbert

Marine Corps

Fidel Reyna
Fidel Reyna

Army

My grandfather was in pearl harbor.

Manuel Tamez
Manuel Tamez

Army

My son is currently serving this country and is stationed overseas. This has been his dream since he was 5 and he followed in his grandfather footsteps.

Joshua Richardson
Joshua Richardson

Army

My husband is currently serving our country.

Tj Boone
Tj Boone

Army

"Sgt Tj Boone served active duty for 8 years and was deployed to Afghanistan twice under Operation Freedoms Sentinel. He joined active duty out Lathrop Highschool and was stationed in Fort Drum, NY where we was deployed under the 10th Mountain division. He then spent nearly 7 years in Vilseck, Germany. Upon completion of his active duty time he enrolled in UAF to continue his education. He now serves the army reserves while attending classes."

William McFarland
William McFarland

Army

GWOT - Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan 2011-2012, HHC, 3-21 Infantry - 1/25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team

Leonard L. Wood
Leonard L. Wood

Army

This is my grandfather (Leonard Wood), he served in the US Army from 1969-1971. He was drafted during the time and served in the 101st airborne infantry division. He served in Germany for a year and served in Vietnam for a year.

Robbert 'Bob' Luoma
Robbert "Bob" Luoma

Army

This is my Uncle Bob Luoma, he was drafted into the US army in March of 1969. During his entire service he was posted in Germany for 2 years.

James R Morton, Jr
James R Morton, Jr

Army

I appreciate my sisters' and brothers' service. Thank you UAF for acknowledging their contribution to protecting our nation and its interests!

Eran Eads
Eran Eads

Air Force

Eran created courses that air force members can take for free because he was sick of seeing enlisted members disenfranchised by their economic standing.

Mark Long
Mark Long

Air Force

My dad served active duty Air Force for just shy of 30 years. He made many achievements in that time and has been and continues to be a great inspiration to me. Love you Dad, Happy Veterans Day.

Mark Long
Tyler Baker-Chapman

Air Force

After serving in the US Air Force, Tyler has dedicated his next phase in life to pursuing higher education and research in biomedical science.

Mark Long
Joshua Bayles

Army

Josh, born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, proudly served our Great Nation in the U.S. Army for twenty years; he honorably retired in 2019. Josh was stationed at multiple posts around the world. With valiant efforts of his and his fellow comrades, he returned from three deployments under Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Mark Long
Ramon G. Cortez

Army

Ramon G. Cortez served in the United States Army and was with the General Patton Unit during the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you Grandpa, for your service. Your bravery, sacrifice, and strength will never go unnoticed.

Mark Long
Herman Toolie

Army

My father served the military in the 1960’s. He was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. We celebrate him every day to this day even if he is in heaven.

Mark Long

Army

My grandfather was one of the Alaska Territorial Guardsmen during WWII. He was proud to be of service. RIP. We celebrate you always.

Mark Long
Harold Toolie

Army

My brother serviced in the army. He received an award from President Reagan as the Sharp Shooter of the army.

Mark Long

Army

My husband served in the Army. He was stationed in foreign countries and in Anchorage, Alaska. We celebrate him daily.

Mark Long
Daniel and Jeremy
Ridenour

Army

Mentoring soon-to-be welders is something veterans do.

Mark Long
Pete Varney

Air Force

Mark Long
Heather Grimes

Coast Guard

Mark Long
Dan Powell

Army

Active Duty Army Infantry 2008-2016
Sniper OEF 10-11 10th Mtn
Sniper Section Leader OEF 13

Mark Long
Sam

Army

Coming from the small village of Fort Yukon, AK, Sam joined the army at a young age. He ended up graduating from West Point and became part of the Special Armed Forces. As part of the Special Armed Forces, he spent a number of tours in Afghanistan, then returned to get a business degree from Dartmouth College. He returned to his home State of Alaska, and has since been a university faculty and language learner of his ancestral language, Gwich'in. I am honored and proud to say that Sam is one of the many veterans who can be honored on this wall.

Mark Long
Phil Rounds

Air Force

Phil Rounds served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force. His father was a U.S. Marine in the Korean War and a Drill Instructor at MCRD San Diego. I met Phil at University Fire Department, I served in the U.S. Marines. He was my friend and mentor. He died in the Line of Duty due to job related cancer in November of 2008. On my 20th year at University Fire, I still think of Phil every day. He'd greet me with an old Marine Corps name for fox hole buddy, "Well, what's going on today, Watash!"

Mark Long
Willard "Buck" Whitaker

Marine Corps

Buck Whitaker was a U.S. Marine in the Pacific War fighting at Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa. Years later he was the first official paid fire chief of the University Fire Department. Prior to joining UAF, Buck had served in Ft. Wainwright Fire Department and at the Fairbanks International Airport Fire Department. His leadership molded the department and shaped its course by providing mentoring and fire service training, updated equipment and a sense of Espirit de Corps that still thrives within the department. Those of us that met him or served under him will never forget him.

Mark Long
Benjamin Fleagle

Marine Corps

Benjamin Fleagle, U.S. Marine Corps. University Fire Department, twenty years and going strong!

 

 

2020 Honor Wall photos

 

 

2019 Honor Wall photos

Collage of 2019 veterans portraits by JR Ancheta

To celebrate the vital contributions of veterans to the UAF community, the Department of Military and Veteran Services sponsored an Honor Wall featuring portraits of UAF veterans by UAF's chief photographer and submissions from the UAF community.