New Mexico Stories

Harry Mendoza, Gallup

(Nominated by Gerry Herrera)
May 19, 2011

Harry Mendoza is a decorated Korean War Veteran, recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, US Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, and 5 Bronze Battle Stars.  He has served as Gallup Mayor 2007 – 2011, 10 years as McKinley County Commissioner (3 years as Chair), 4 years Gallup City Councilor, and 8 years McKinley County Probate Judge. Harry has been a champion to lead the way for a new water pipeline for the Navajo Nation and Gallup (agreement signed Oct 2007), consolidated projects as cost saving measures and brought up City morale by his example of integrity.  (Pictured: Raymond Ross stitching for Harry Mendoza)