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Metal/Nonmetal National Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

Introduction

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has established the Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame to honor individuals who through their accomplishments and commitment stand out as exceptional in the field of mine rescue. After a series of tragic mine disasters in the early 1900s, the U.S. Bureau of Mines, MSHA's predecessor agency, recognized the need for a trained and organized group of miners equipped to perform rescue operations. Through this need was born the network of volunteer mine rescue personnel available today. American miners work together with the knowledge that should an emergency arise, a well organized, trained, and equipped group of mine rescue experts will be available to respond.

Everyone in the mine rescue community deserves respect for their sacrifice and dedication. Some individuals, however, stand out for their work and lifetime achievements and commitment to this unique, challenging field. These individuals have been nominated for induction to the Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame. Original inductees were selected based on these criteria and their pioneering contributions in mine rescue.

Individuals nominated are presented to the National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Advisory Committee for consideration. The selected individuals will be honored locally at regional competitions and their names will be inscribed on a trophy. The trophy will be displayed prominently at the National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest and at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy between national contests. Both past and present individuals involved with mine rescue will be considered.  All nominations must be submitted 60 days prior to the beginning of National Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contest.

Eligibility Requirements

2013 Inductees
 
TOM GLEATON
JOHN SYKES
JOHN TEAGUE
MICHAEL T. (MICK) DENNEHY
GARY KESSLER
GARY R. GOMEZ

2010 Inductees
 
JOE BACA
HENRY CHARPENTIER
HAROLD "MR. ZODDECO" LEBLANC
FELIX QUINTANA

2008 Inductees
 
KEITH MULLINS
TIM MUSBACH
ART DAVIS
ROGERS (ROD) ETIE
RAYWARD SEGURA
LEE GRAHAM
BRIAN LISCOMB

2006 Inductees
 
WALTER MORTIMER
LONNY BADEAUX
BOB MCPHAIL
HAROLD RIFFLE
JOHN ANGWIN
CLAYTON PELLERIN

2004 Inductees
 
WALTER (WALT) BRYANT
WILLIAM (BILL) FRANKOM
STONEY HOTARD
MIKE PADILLA
JOHN PENNINGTON

2002 Inductees
 
WAYNE D. KANACK
ARLON B. PARMER
GERALD MYERS
ROBERT A. KOENIG

2000 Inductees
 
M. R. "WHITEY" JACOBSON
R. J. RUCKER
RICHARD SKELTON
HARLAN "BUDDY" WEBB

1998 Inductees
 
HARRY HALL ANDERSON
LEO M. BRADSHAW
JAMES CHAILLAND
HAROLD DAVID JAMES "BUSTER" MOSELE
THOMAS OVERY, JR.
J. D. PITTS
JACK L. SQUIRES