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Dr. Irwin M. Abrams

Lucinda W. Adams

David D. Albritton

Vincent Groby Apple

Major General Harry G. Armstrong, USAF, MD

Paul “Easy” Arnold

Marie S. Aull

Eliam E. Barney

Reverend DeSoto Bass

Suzanne M. Bassani

Harry C. Baujan

Hannah Beachler

Clark E. Beck

Arthur Beerman

Loren M. Berry

Jeraldyne Blunden

Phyllis G. Bolds

Erma Bombeck

Oscar and Marjorie Boonshoft

The Honorable Edward Grimes Breen

Hallie Quinn Brown

Katharine Kennedy Brown

Clayton John Bruckner

Si Burick

Milton Caniff

Julia Shaw Carnell

Iula O. Carter

Nancy Cartwright

Lester LeFevre Cecil 

William Hale Charch

Celebration Dayton ‘96

Charles Ritter Collett

Jeanne Comer

Charlotte Reeve Conover

George C. Cooper

Governor James M. Cox

Major General George Crook

Dr. Tom D. Crouch

Levitt Luzern Custer

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, USAF

Gussie Lord Davis

Willis “Bing” Davis

Carleton William “Carl” Day  

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC)

Dayton Marcos

The Dayton Triangles Football Team

Colonel Edward A. Deeds, USA

Dr. Martin Robison Delany

Joseph R. Desch

Dr. Richard A. DeWall

Governor Mike DeWine

Phil Donahue

Donald J. Donoher

Electra C. Doren

Ralph and Christine Dull

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Lieutenant Colonel Charity Adams Earley, WAC

Gerard “Fuzzy” Faust

The Honorable Judge Arthur O’Neil Fisher

Brother Raymond L. Fitz

Dr. August F. Foerste

Ermal C. Fraze

Gem City Chorus

Major Dominic Salvatore Gentile, AAF

Harvey Dunn Geyer

Jerry Gillotti

Lillian and Dorothy Gish

Neal Gittleman

Roger Glass

Jessie O. Gooding

William G. Goodwin

Annae Barney Gorman

John Gower

A.B. Graham

Richard H. Grant, Sr.

Barrett K. Green

Anne S. Greene

Guided By Voices

Cathy Guisewite

Lewis B. Gunckel

Clark J. Haines

Jesse “Pop” Haines

The Honorable Congressman Tony P. Hall

Virginia Hamilton

Keith Harrison

Michael Hauer

Colonel Dean E. Hess, USAF

Clarence Charles Hobart

David L. Hobson

Dr. John Hole

Dale Huffman

Horace M. Huffman, Jr.

Dr. Lewis Albert Jackson

Allison Janney

John L. Janning

Edward “Al” Johnson

Jacob O. Joyce

Milton Kantor

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ

Paul Katz

Charles F. Kettering

Virginia Kettering

Robert C. Koepnick 

William P. Lear

John Legend

The Honorable State Representative Lloyd E. Lewis, Jr.

Evangeline Lindsley

Neal V. Loving

Alyce Downing Lucas 

Frederic Charles MacFarlane

Herbert Woodward Martin

William Preston Mayfield

Harold “Hal” McCoy

Clarence “C.J.” McLin, Jr.

John A. McMahon

George Houk Mead

Reverend Leo Meyer, S.M.

Thomas Midgley, Jr.

Daniel W. Mikesell

John E. Moore, Sr.

Arthur E. Morgan

Bette Rogge Morse

Edwin C. Moses

Phoebe Anne Mosey “Annie Oakley”

Ervin J. Nutter

Zoe Dell Nutter

The Ohio Players

James A Parsons, Jr.

John H. Patterson

Margaret E. Peters

Mike Peters

Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger, USAF

Louis F. Polk

Dr. David H. Ponitz

Doris Ponitz

Esther Price  

Reverend Edward A. Puff

Sharon Rab

Jane Reece

Julia Reichert

Police Sergeant Lucius J. Rice and Policewoman Dora B. Rice

Judge Walter Herbert Rice

Frederick Rike

Miriam Rosenthal

Robert “Bob” P. and Norma Ross

Mac Ross

Fritz and Dolores Russ

Mike Schmidt

Betty Schmoll

Captain Rudolph “Shorty” Schroeder, USA

Robert Keyser “Bob” Schul

Benjamin and Marian Schuster

Josephine L. and Hermene Schwarz

LaVerne Kenon Sci

Gerald Sharkey

Martin Sheen

John Q. and William C. Sherman

John D. Siebenthaler

Ned Sifferlen

David A. Sinclair

Frederick C. Smith

Sister Dorothy Stang

Frank Stanton

Corporal Tony Stein, USMC

Dr. Rembert E. Stokes

Frank M. Tait

Charlie Taylor


Charles A. Thomas

Louise Troy

University of Dayton Men’s Basketball Program

Dr. Hans Joachim Pabst von Ohain

Don Wayne

Calvin J. Werner

Dr. Charles H. Wesley

Betsy and Leon Whitney

Jonathan Winter

General Janet Wolfenbarger, USAF

Mitchell “Booty” Wood

Jean V. Woodhull

Alice Woodward

Orville Wright

Wilbur Wright

Chief Rudolph F. Wurstner

Brigadier General Charles Young, USA

Eugene Edward Young, Jr.

Rosamond M. Young