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Tahquitz Lodge Vigil Honor List

Year

Date

Name

Name

Interpreted As

Noteable

1939

07/04

# 1 Dr. Carl N. Helmick1

Wa Pa Ha

War Bonnet

Scout Executive and Supreme Chief of the Fire, 1937 – 1972

1947

#2: John Herring2

1948

#3: Kerby Hester3

1953

#4: Lewis Barksdale

1955

  • #5: Kenneth Kammeyer
  • # 6: Charles C. Pierce
  • # 7: John Sterrett

1956

# 8: Charles Williams

1958

# 9: Thomas Pierce

1964

  • # 10: Donald Fitzloff
  • # 11: William Gallagher
  • # 12: Paul Lukins
  • # 13: Ronald Richmond

1966

# 14: William K. Gruber

1967

  • # 15: Joseph Artino
  • # 16: Alan “Mo” Gotcher
  • # 17: Robert M. Henderson
  • # 18: David Eldon Hoover
  • # 19: John Nauman
  • # 20: David N. Peterson
  • # 22: James Dean Summon
  • # 22: Samuel W. Tate

1968

  • # 23: Thomas Ballesteros
  • # 24: Gene Crawford
  • # 25: George Harris
  • # 26: Emmett Harvey
  • # 27: Frank Sydow

1969

  • # 28: Richard A. Champany
  • # 29: Dennis Duran
  • # 30: Wallace H. Hayes
  • # 31: William Needler
  • # 32: Kim Wilkinson

1970

  • # 33: Gerald Delker
  • # 34: Henry J. Schmel

1971

  • # 35: Michael Cheley
  • # 36: Richard B. Jackson

1972

  • # 37: Grant Edwards
  • # 38: Michael Goldware
  • # 39: Steven J. Lambert
  • # 40: Bill McKowen
  • # 41: Jack Nelson
  • # 42: Richard Pohlers
  • # 43: Jim Tyson
  • # 44: Terry L. Tyson

  1. Does not appear on National Vigil Honor list but his signed Vigil certificate was located and purchased for the Cahuilla Lodge archive. Dr. Helmick was almost certainly the first Vigil Honor recipient in the State of California.
  2. John was long thought to be the first Vigil from Tahquitz until the discovery of Dr. Helmick’s certificate in 2018.
  3. Often listed as Kirby Hester, Kerby appears to be the correctly spelled name.

Last updated: June 20, 2021 at 17:33 pm