Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen
With this memorial, the City of Scottsdale recognizes and remembers in perpetuity these Citizens of the Scottsdale area who gave their lives in defense of our country.
Residents of the Scottsdale area, including nearby Native American communities, have served with distinction in the United States military for more than 100 years. During the nation's armed conflicts and in the course of military duty, 66 of those service members have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Their names are now permanently engraved on the granite faces of the Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen.
Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen is located at Scottsdale City Hall’s Memorial Lawn, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. (on the east side of City Hall).
The memorial was dedicated March 18, 2023 - watch the dedication ceremony here.
World War I Era:
- Henry Herman Rothrock, U.S. Army, Oct. 17, 1918
- Albert Ray, U.S. Army, Nov. 8, 1918
- Wallace Anton, U.S. Army, Nov. 9, 1918
World War II Era:
- Ernest Tobias Montgomery, RCAF, Feb. 10, 1942
- Stanley Arthur Crews, U.S. Army Air Force, Oct. 13, 1942
- George Washington Hinton, III, U.S. Army, Nov. 28, 1942
- Travis Alvis Sipe, U.S. Navy, Feb. 4, 1943
- Jack Bascom Tingle, U.S. Navy, Sept. 28, 1943
- John Rufus Patterson, U.S. Army, Oct. 1, 1943
- Lemuel Miguel, U.S. Army, Dec. 27, 1943
- Percy Osif, U.S. Army, Jan. 16, 1944
- Joe Clayton Thomas, U.S. Army, Feb. 23, 1944
- Clayton Eugene Peterson, U.S. Army Air Force, June 28, 1944
- William Pearson Adams, U.S. Navy, July 13, 1944
- Phillip Dean Largo, U.S. Navy, July 21, 1944
- Charles Alfred Mowry, U.S. Army, Sept. 23, 1944
- Fred Washington, U.S. Army, Oct. 1, 1944
- Leonard Mitchell Hayes, U.S. Army Air Force, Dec. 24, 1944
- John Bruner Whalley, U.S. Army, Jan. 20, 1945
- Boyd Hayes, U.S. Army, Jan. 29, 1945
- Alfred Ferguson, U.S. Army, Feb. 5, 1945
- Alfred Perkins, U.S. Army, Feb. 5, 1945
- Herman Clement Juan, U.S. Marine Corps, Feb. 19, 1945
- Frederick James, Sr., U.S. Army, May 7, 1945
- Simon Kavoka, U.S. Army, May 23, 1945
- Willard Smith, U.S. Army, Oct. 5, 1945
- Abbott Moore, U.S. Army, Sept. 17, 1946
- Jack Tracy Trimble, U.S. Army, Oct. 10, 1949
Korean War Era:
- Virgil Carmon Hilliard, U.S. Army, Aug. 2, 1950
- Ivan Elisha Edwards, U.S. Air Force, Dec. 19, 1950
- Gordon Francis Enos, U.S. Army, May 4, 1951
- Delmer Roy Manuel, U.S. Army, May 26, 1951
- Carl Shelby Lay, U.S. Army, July 16, 1953
- Sullivan Richie Manuel, U.S. Army, April 7, 1954
Vietnam War Era:
- William Charles Toth, U.S. Army, Oct. 27, 1964
- Bruce Thomas Dumont, U.S. Navy, Dec. 13, 1964
- Curtis Ray Tarkington, U.S. Army, Oct. 6, 1965
- John Franklin Boyce, U.S. Army, Aug. 15, 1966
- Leonard Arvin Enos, U.S. Army, May 25, 1967
- Randall Lee Mcintosh, U.S. Army, Aug. 11, 1967
- William Eugene Hamilton, U.S. Army, Sept. 29, 1967
- William Brooks Kiser, U.S. Army, Oct. 5, 1967
- Elgan Leroy Moore, U.S. Marine Corps, Dec. 4, 1967
- David John Moncavage, U.S. Army, Feb. 14, 1968
- Joseph Laszlo, U.S. Army, March 29, 1968
- Gregg Russell Fourmentin, U.S. Marine Corps, April 3, 1968
- Donald Ray Hanna, U.S. Army, April 25, 1968
- Fredrick Harry Frazer, U.S. Army, Nov 27, 1968
- Jack David Carter, U.S. Marine Corps, Mar 25, 1969.
- Michael Lynn Biles, U.S. Army, Nov. 16, 1969
- Wayne Bennett, U.S. Army, May 17, 1970
- Douglas Mead Woodland, U.S. Army, Sept. 26, 1970
- Alan George Carlborg, U.S. Army, Sept. 29, 1970
- Bruce Polesetsky, U.S. Army, Oct. 4, 1970
- Dennis Thomas Darling, U.S. Army, March 20, 1971
- David Eric Hall, U.S. Army, Sept. 15, 1972
- Peter Kessler Williams, U.S. Marine Corps, May 08, 1973
- James Louis Hart, U.S. Air Force, March 21, 1975
- Lowell Stephen Powers, U.S. Army, Jan. 8, 1979
Iraq/Afghanistan Wars Era:
- Eric Francis Cooke, U.S. Army, Dec. 24, 2003
- Dominique Jean Bertrand Nicholas, U.S. Marine Corps, May 26, 2004
- Clinton Wayne Ahlquist, U.S. Marine Corps, Feb. 20, 2007
- Steven Hutchinson, U.S. Army, May 10, 2009
- John Michael Rogers, U.S. Army, June 27, 2010
- Richard Liam Berry, U.S. Army, July 22, 2012
- Joshua Benjamin Silverman, U.S. Army, Dec. 17, 2013
More about this memorial
Because Scottsdale didn’t have formal boundaries until it incorporated in 1951, the Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen includes residents from the greater Scottsdale area, including what is now Paradise Valley, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The common denominator among most early residents of the area was that they attended Scottsdale area high schools.
The young men whose names appear on the memorial served in the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force; and one served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II. Three are World War I casualties, 25 lost their lives in World War II, 6 were lost during the Korean War era, 25 are casualties of the Vietnam War era, and 7 have been lost since 2001 in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
World War II casualties Travis Sipe and Clayton Peterson were Scottsdale High classmates and are memorialized in the name of the Sipe-Peterson Post 44, American Legion. Likewise, WWII loss Stanley Crews is remembered in the name of the Stanley Crews Post 3513 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
One was a Scottsdale High classmate of Jim Geiser’s – star athlete Curt Tarkington, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965. The most recent casualty was Chief Warrant Officer Josh Silverman who was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash Dec. 17, 2013, in Afghanistan.
Scottsdale’s fallen earned many military awards, posthumously in most cases, including one Distinguished Service Cross, one Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, eleven Bronze Stars, five Air Medals and two POW Medals.Created by Scottsdale residents, to honor Scottsdale residents
In June 2014, a group of Scottsdale citizens formed the City of Scottsdale Memorial Action Committee. The effort was led by Jim Geiser, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam, and a graduate of Scottsdale High School and Arizona State University. Geiser led the effort to create the ASU Veterans Memorial Wall and was committed to ensuring fellow Scottsdale residents who died in service to the nation were similarly honored with a permanent memorial.
The nonprofit Scottsdale Memorial for the Fallen was formed and Geiser almost singlehandedly raised more than $300,000 required to design, engineer and build the memorial. The City of Scottsdale supported the effort, including providing a location just east of City Hall. Dozens of community organizations, foundations and private individuals donated for the memorial’s construction.
The memorial area includes benches, one honoring the project’s champion, Jim Geiser, who passed away in August 2022.
City of Scottsdale - Office of Communication
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Communications and Public Affairs Director
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