HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Ten Veterans will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016. Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Sean M. Connolly, Major General Thaddeau Martin, and Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard announced the names of the veterans today.
The induction ceremony will be on Wednesday, December 7th, 5:00 p.m. at the atrium of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The public is welcome.
The 2016 Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame inductees are:
Robert Joseph Burns, U.S. Navy, Naugatuck
Francis Cletus Conahan, U.S. Navy, Ledyard
Brad Davis, U.S. Marine Corps, Bloomfield
Archie Elam, U.S. Army, Stamford
Richard Iannucci, U.S. Navy, Stratford
William Orstad, U.S. Navy, Norwich
Linda S. Schwartz, U.S. Air Force, Pawcatuck
Salvatore Sena, U.S. Marine Corps, Newington
Kjell T. Tollefsen, U.S. Army, Killingworth
Arthur Ward, U.S. Marine Corps, Bristol
The Hall of Fame was established in 2005 to recognize the continued service of Connecticut veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service.