2010  |  Hall of Fame Member

Norman D. Dicks

Norman D. Dicks
Career HighlightsU.S. House of Representatives Member, Preservationist
AwardEdwin C. Bearss Lifetime Achievement Award

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Wa.), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 2013, was a staunch supporter of Civil War battlefields and all public lands. He won a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee during his first term. As chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, he was a strong and steady advocate of battlefield preservation through the American Battlefield Protection Program, the federal program established in 1998 that provides grants to acquire and protect battlefield land. As subcommittee chairman, Dicks helped facilitate an unbroken record of continued funding for ABPP that continues today. Dicks also served on the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, where he advocated for commemoration of the countless sacrifices of America’s military.

2018 & 2001  |  Hall of Fame Member

Edwin C. Bearss

Badly wounded by Japanese machine-gun fire in the Pacific during World War II, Ed Bearss spent 26 months in military hospitals, where he spent...
2013  |  Hall of Fame Member

The Rev. Bob Bluford

A B-24 bomber pilot in Europe during World War II, the Rev. Bob Bluford returned home to Richmond, Va., to become a Presbyterian minister, a tireless...
2012  |  Hall of Fame Member

Clark B. Hall

FBI supervisory agent and congressional investigator Clark B. “Bud” Hall became involved in the fight to save a part of Virginia’s Chantilly...
2012  |  Hall of Fame Member

Edward T. Wenzel

Ed Wenzel is one of the originators of the modern battlefield preservation movement. He is a co-founder of both the Chantilly Battlefield Association...