Governor Scott and Cabinet Honor Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame Class of 2018

December 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet voted unanimously to induct 20 individuals into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame during the Dec. 4 Cabinet Meeting at the Capitol.

Class of 2018 inductees are:

Mark W. Erdrich, U.S. Army veteran (deceased)

Lt. Gen. Gordon E. Fornell, U.S. Air Force, retired

Chief Master Sgt. Carl Hunsinger, U.S. Air Force, retired

Luis E. Lalama, U.S. Army veteran

Brig. Gen. T. Patt Maney, U.S. Army, retired

John R. Marks III, U.S. Air Force veteran

Rear Adm. Carlton J. McLeod, U.S. Navy, retired

Maj. Charles E. Merkel Jr., U.S. Army, retired

Marlin S. Muller, U.S. Army veteran

Aaron Gary Newman, U.S. Navy veteran

Stephen O’Connell, U.S. Air Force veteran (deceased)

Capt. David J. Quirk, U.S. Navy, retired

Capt. William H. Reuter IV, U.S. Navy, retired

Master Sgt. Jose A. Rosa Jr., U.S. Air Force, retired

David L. Rose, U.S. Army veteran

Chief Master Sgt. John Schmidt Jr., U.S. Air Force, retired

Col. John M. Thomson, U.S. Army, retired

Jessie “J.D.” Turner, U.S. Army veteran (deceased)

George W. Wanberg, U.S. Marine Corps veteran

Lt. Cmdr. Herlena O’Neal Washington, U.S. Navy, retired

The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those military veterans who, through their works and lives during or after military service, have made a significant contribution to the state of Florida through civic, business, public service or other pursuits. It is not a traditional military hall of fame, as it focuses on post-military contributions to the State of Florida.

Florida state cabinet 12-4-18


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