By Staff Sgt. Aven Santiago, Ohio National Guard Public Affairs
COLUMBUS, Ohio (01/18/23)
Three former Ohio National Guard members were inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame during its annual induction ceremony Nov. 29 at the Fawcett Event Center on The Ohio State University campus.
Adam Carr, Glenn A. Hickman and David L. Hobson were among the 20 veterans selected for induction as part of the 2022 class. The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame honors veterans who have made a lasting impact on their communities, the state of Ohio, and across the country, outside of and after their military careers.
“On behalf of all Ohioans, we thank you and congratulate you on the accomplishments that have earned you this honor,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who presented the awards on stage to the honorees with retired Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Ohio Department of Veterans Services director.
“On behalf of all Ohioans, we thank you and congratulate you on the accomplishments that have earned you this honor,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
Carr, 39, is an Army, Ohio Air National Guard and Ohio Army National Guard veteran from Union County. He is a retired Army Special Forces Green Beret and the executive director of Save A Warrior, a 72-hour program for veterans, active-duty military and first responders living with complex post-traumatic stress that could potentially lead to suicide ideation.
Franklin County’s Glenn A. Hickman, 76, is an Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard veteran. He has held multiple leadership positions with the American Legion at the local, state and national levels.
Former U.S. Rep. David L. Hobson, 86, is an Ohio Air National Guard veteran from Clark County. He served in the Ohio Air National Guard during the Berlin Crisis and spent nearly three decades as an elected official, having also served in the Ohio Senate prior to being elected to Congress.
The class of 2022 represents 15 Ohio counties, four branches of the U.S. military and an age range from 39 to 86, including two posthumous inductees.