Veterans Memorial

Recognition on the Veterans Memorial Wall...


Former residents of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch or Girlstown, including those who served at Cal Farley's Inc., and who are Veterans of the United States Armed Forces qualify to have a tile included on the Veterans Memorial Wall.


Additional information about the Veterans Memorial Wall is included in the Memorial Policy


Forms for including someone on the Veterans Memorial Wall or for making a contribution to the Veterans Memorial are available by:



2. Mail the completed form and supporting documentation, along with your contribution, to

CFBRAA Veterans Memorial
PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105


Address any questions to...

Executive Director, Bobby Sarpalius

(817) 739-6590


Links to Veterans Memorial Information...

Sponsor a Veteran
If you would like to purchase a tile for a Veteran who might not be able to, please notify the Executive Director and we will be certain all Veterans are honored.


Donate to the Veterans Wall Project...

If you care to make a donation to the Veterans Wall Project, click the DONATE Button below and choose "Veterans Memorial Wall"






















Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association

History of the Memorial Wall...

June 23, 2012  - CFBRAA Board of Directors votes to work with Cal Farley's Inc. to errect a memorial to honor former residents of Boys Ranch and Girlstown who lost their lives in military service to our country.

October 27, 2012 - Initial Memoroial Committee is appointed by Presdient David Rattan including:  Dean Sharp, Michael Rogers and Daniel Scroggs

January 19, 2013 - Site for the Veterans Memorial is agreed upon by BR and the Alumni to be just west of the Farley's memorial.

June 22, 2013 - Veterans Memorial Policies are approved by the Board of Directors including a Veterans Memorial Wall to recognize all former residents or staff of Cal Farley's who served in the US Armed Services.

August 31, 2013 - Annual Meeting - First draft of memorial site and monument presented to the Alumni Association.

October 5, 2013 - Jerry Nicholson, Dennis Linam and Cal Calhoun are added to the Veteran's Memorial Committee

Oct - Nov 2013 - Dennis Linam conducts first T-Shirt booster campaign raising nearly $1,000 for the memorial.

February 8, 2014 - Board of Directors approves recommendation of the Memorial Committee to:  1 - Auction the Cal Farley and Alvis Grant tiles to anyone who would choose to sponsor those tiles in the Veteran's Memorial Wall;  2 - Use funds raised in the auction of the Farley and Grant tiles for crisis support of alumni; 3 - Use all funds raised in excess of the cost of the memorial to provide maintenance for the Veterans Memorial and the Boys Ranch Cemetery.

July 2014 - CFBRAA donates 2500.00 in raised funds to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch to pay for hiring a engineer to draft and Plan site.

Dec. 22, 2014 - The Veterans committee met with the Cal Farley's boys ranch engineer charged with building the monument and honor wall. It was decided that the monument and the wall will be located at the boys ranch cemetery centering on the main entryway into boot Hill. This option provides more room for honoring our heroes on the wall in the future,and provides for our cemetery to receive some much-needed upgrades. The dedication is moving ahead as scheduled and will be completed before the Nov 11, 2015 dedication.

September 2015 - The Reunion Golf Tournament was used as a dedicated fundraiser, with all proceeds going to help build the Veterans Memorial; a historic first.  We were able to raise just under $5,000 for the memorial, thanks largely to the many sponsors who contributed.

November 2015 - The 2015 Nov.11th Dedication to Cal Farley’s Heroes. Audio Sponsored by Mollman Media.


Veterans Recognized on the Memorial Wall...

In Alphabetical Order...

Ken Arthur Navy

Danny Bell Army

Arnold Bennett Navy

Lee Boroughs Army

Doug Brady Army

Cal Calhoun USAF

Cylinda Case Navy

Ron Cochran Marines

Ronnie Crouch Army

Carl Crouch Army

Chuck Duffy Marines

Kenneth Eatinger Army

John Egan Navy

Butch Eide Navy

Cal Farley Army

Chuck Farrell Army

Joe Garcia Navy

Gene Gardner Army

Cy Garnett Army

Alvis Grant Marines

Gary Hardy Navy

Sherman Harriman Navy

Glendon Hill Army

Kenneth “Gabby” Hinds Army

Eddie Hopper USMC

Robert Jordan Army

Earl Jordan Army

Lynn Keesee Army



Steve Kriegel Navy

Dennis Linam Army

Mark Lowery Marines

Arthur Martin Army

Norman Martin Army

Mike Matheson USMC

Kevin McKinney Army

James F Miner Army

Sam Minshew Marines

Jerry Nicholson Marines

Russell Perry Navy

Steve Phillips Army

George Schmidt Army

Buster Schupman Navy

Johnnie Sharp Navy

Tyler Simpkins Army

Van Smith USAF

Richard Strain USAF

Robert Strain USMC

William Touchstone Army

Gene Turner Navy

Furd Turner Navy

Tony Wade Army

Shane White Marines

Aaron Williams Navy

Mekala Williams Navy

Harold Yarbrough Army

Mark Ziolkowski Navy

Foundation  Website

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association

PO Box 9435

Amarillo, Texas  79105


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