Governor Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet voted unanimously to induct the late, Brigadier General (R) Michael Ferguson ’60 and Colonel (R) Darryle Kouns ’60 along with 18 other veterans into the Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The names for the Class of 2020 were presented for a formal vote during the September 22 Cabinet Meeting by FDVA Deputy Executive Director James S. “Hammer” Hartsell.
The Florida Veterans’ Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those military veterans who, through their works and lives during or after military service, have made a significant contribution to the State of Florida through civic, business, public service or other pursuits. It is not a traditional military hall of fame, as it focuses on post-military contributions to the State of Florida.
“I was honored to forward the names of these great Americans to the Governor and Cabinet,” said Hartsell, a retired Marine Corps Major General. “These former service members represent the best of the best of our veteran community.”