Col (ret) Dennis Malone inducted into the Wisconsin Air National Guard' s Hall of Fame

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  • By Capt John Capra
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Sixty-five family members, close friends, and former co workers gathered for lunch in the Governor's room at Klemmer's Banquet Hall in Milwaukee to celebrate retired Colonel Dennis Malone's induction into the Wisconsin Air National Guard' s Hall of Fame.

Many in attendance were retired members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard who took the opportunity to witness a highly respected Airman receive the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Deputy Adjutant General, Brig Gen John E. McCoy presented Col (ret) Malone with the award, along with praise for going over and above the high standards set in the Air National Guard.

The Hall of Fame was established on June 15th, 1982 to honor the special contributions of Guard members to the overall success of the Air National Guard mission.

For induction into the Hall of Fame an individual must be separated from service for over 3 years, have exemplified the highest caliber of dedication to the very best ideals of the military and must have brought great credit to the United States, the State of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Air Guard.

Sustained exceptional performance of duties, institution of unique, innovative programs, improvement of the combat effectiveness of the Wisconsin Air Guard and enhancement of public support of the guard, are all types of service to be considered.

Col. (ret.) Malone's career spanned 36 years, serving the last twelve years as the Mission Support Group Commander of the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee.