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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Two inducted into fort Hall of Fame

  • Last week, two foreign military officers were in the spotlight during an induction ceremony for the International Hall of Fame at Fort Leavenworth. But this week, the focus was turned two Americans for an induction ceremony for the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame.
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  • Last week, two foreign military officers were in the spotlight during an induction ceremony for the International Hall of Fame at Fort Leavenworth. But this week, the focus was turned two Americans for an induction ceremony for the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame.
    The late Judge Arthur J. Stanley Jr. and retired Lt. Gen. Dave R. Palmer were honored Thursday as the latest inductees into the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame.
    The Hall of Fame, which is located at the post's Lewis and Clark Center, recognizes military and civilian leaders who served at Fort Leavenworth and made significant contributions to the achievement, tradition or history of the fort and the U.S. armed forces or the Provisional Army of the Confederate States.
    "I think it is an awesome honor," Zane Yunghans, grandson of Stanley, said during Thursday's ceremony.
    His comments came after he helped unveil the shadow box honoring his grandfather that will be displayed as part of the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame.
    Stanley, who was born in 1901 in Kansas, served in the Army and Navy. And during World War II, he was assigned to the Army Air Corps. In 1958, he was appointed to serve as a U.S. district judge for Kansas. He eventually moved to Leavenworth and is credited with helping to establish the post's Frontier Army Museum as well as the Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame, according to biographical information presented during the ceremony.
    He died in 2001. He and his wife are buried at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
    Yunghans said, without a doubt, his grandfather loved the military. Yunghans said Stanley also loved history, especially the history of Fort Leavenworth and the city of Leavenworth.
    Palmer said during the ceremony that he was honored to be inducted along with Stanley. Palmer called Stanley a "great American if there ever was one."
    Palmer's remarks came after he helped unveil that shadow box that will honor him as part of the Hall of Fame.
    Palmer graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1956. His Army career included service as the deputy commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth from 1983 to 1985. He later served as the 53rd superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy. After retiring from the Army, he served in a leadership role at Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. He's also published several works about American military history, according biographical information presented during the ceremony.
    Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, recalled serving under Palmer earlier in his career.
    Perkins said Palmer has continued to be a great instructor even after taking off his Army uniform.
    Page 2 of 2 - Palmer later said he had learned much from Perkins. But the Hall of Fame inductee said he learned even more from Perkins' wife, Ginger, who worked as his secretary.
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