Lionetti-Vandal Hall Dedication at Fort Sill on 1 May 2023
Fort Sill hosted a special event Monday, 1 May 2023, the dedication of the
The hall is named in honor of two former leaders, Lieutenant General Thomas
Vandal and Lieutenant General Donald Lionetti.
The building will now live as a tribute to the legacy they leave behind, and
recognize the contributions they made to the Field and Air Defense Artillery
“We have such a rich history of people, and sometimes they can be forgotten,”
Retired Fort Sill Commanding General David Halverson said. “We want the younger
people to ask; why is it named this? They do research and understand that
selfless service, in any environment, throughout our country is the strongest
part of what we’re about as a nation, as an army, and as a fires branch.”
Vandal and Lionetti are recognized as two of the leaders in the development of
Air Defense Artillery.
Also, a video of the ceremony is at
but the actual ceremony doesn't start until 3:45 has elapsed.
Even more details and pictures here.