BERKS COUNTY MILITARY HALL OF FAME

The Berks County Military Hall of Fame honors military veterans who distinguished themselves during service with the United States Armed Forces.

  

2013 Class Carl A. Spaatz WWII​
Wayne I. Miller WWII​
 2012 Class
Chester Lempas
WWII
Silver Star
​William Reese ​WWII Silver Star​
Granville Sandridge​ Korean​ Silver Star​
Howard Schaeffer​ WWII​ Bronze Star​
​Albert Loeper WWII​ Bronze Star​
​Edwin Trout WWII​ Bronze Star​
​Richard Zilmer Desert Storm​ Bronze Star​
​Charles Elia ​Desert Storm Air Medal​
​Dale Behm Global War on Terrorism​ Commendation Medal​
​2011 Class Daniel Pleam​ WWII​ Distinguished Service Cross​
 
Terrence Smith
Vietnam War
Silver Star (X2)
 
Carl Brown
Vietnam War
Silver Star
 
Ray Lesher
WWII
Silver Star
 
John Lutz
WWII
Bronze Star with Valor Device
 
Joseph Correll
Vietnam War
Bronze Star with Valor Device
 
Morris Snyder
WWII
Bronze Star with Valor Device
 
Charles Henry
Vietnam War
Bronze Star with Valor Device
2010 Class
Richard Etchberger
Vietnam War
Medal of Honor
 
Robert Quinter
Vietnam War
Silver Star
 
Joseph Boccagno
Vietnam War
Silver Star
 
Dennis Shappell
Vietnam War
Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism
 
Walter Gensemer
Vietnam War
Bronze Star with Valor Device
 
Edward Czechowski
WWII
Bronze Star with Valor Device
​2009 Class Martin Scheibner​ American Civil War​ Medal of Honor​
​William Sands American Civil War​ Medal of Honor​
​William Graul ​American Civil War Medal of Honor​
​George Shopp ​American Civil War Medal of Honor​
​Guy Verner Henry American Civil War​ Medal of Honor​

 Nomination/Induction Requirements

1. Nominees/Inductees must meet below listed requirements:
2. The nominee/inductee must have either been born in Berks County, PA or conscripted into the service from Berks County, PA or had been officially listed with the military as having a Berks County, PA Home of Record at time of award for military valor.
3. The nominee/inductee must have been awarded a U.S. military medal for valor. These medals include:

  • Medal of Honor 
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Navy Cross o Air Force Cross
  • Silver Star o Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism *
  • Bronze Star with “V” Device * 
  • Air Medal with “V” Device * 
  • Commendation Medal with “V” Device *

(* Does not qualify when awarded for Meritorious Achievement)

Applicants are processed on a first come first served basis using the date we receive ALL relevant documentation.

If you or someone you know meets these criteria, please nominate them for induction by submitting an BCMHOF application.

Acceptance of inductee subject to background check to verify qualification and to identify individuals with felony convictions (which would disqualify admittance into the BCMHOF).

Download the Nomination Form Here

**NOTE: Please forward completed forms to **

Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs 
726 Cherry Street 
Reading, PA 19602