Allen Chorman, Milton – With his diverse aerial applications company, has made a real difference in the strength of Delaware agriculture and aviation; proactively developed Chorman Airport for public use to serve the general aviation community; has accrued over 30,000 hours of accident-free flying.
James Fiorelli, Colonel, USAF (1940-1994), Wilmington – Flew 20 continuous months of combat in South Vietnam; 30 year career fighter pilot; leadership roles at squadron and group levels; Salesianum High School and U.S. Air Force Academy graduate; died on active duty.
John Pavlock, 777 Pilot, American Airlines, Wilmington – In 1991 flew 36 combat missions over Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross and 3 Air Medals; 20 years’ experience as a combat fighter pilot on active duty and with the Air National Guard; graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Joseph Hudson, Milton -- Strong champion of the First State’s agricultural industry and the professionalism of its supporting aviation community; longtime aviator, regional aerial agricultural and mosquito spraying business entrepreneur, land developer, farmer, and philanthropist.
Rogelio Rodriguez, Jr. , Major, DANG, Bear – As an aeromedical evacuation flight nurse in the DE Air National Guard, logged over 150 combat missions and almost 700 combat flying hours transporting over 2,000 wounded to needed medical care; has 25 years of military service, 14 years as a nurse.
Stephanie Wright, Ed.D, Bear – Early NASA Teacher-in-Space-Program finalist; founded the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF), an independent non-profit body, to raise the visibility and value of K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.