ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — The memory and service of three Texoma veterans will live on forever after their induction into the Hall of Honor at Ardmore's Military Memorial Museum.

The museum was established in 1990; its Hall of Honor recognizes veterans and their achievements.

Col. Arnold Muncrief, Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Goode, and Master Sgt. Pamela Nelson were honored at the museum's 23rd Hall of Honor induction ceremony on Monday.

"Two of my soldiers are to my left over here," Muncrief said. "The three of us began our military careers in this building many years ago, so it's quite an honor."

Both Muncrief and Goode are graduates of Plainview High School. Pamela Nelson enlisted into the Oklahoma National Guard in 1980 at the same place she was honored Monday afternoon.

"Tucker was walking through the Ardmore Mountain View Mall at the time back in 1980 looking for recruits; I was working at Flipside Records," Nelson recalled. "He had came in and asked me and a girlfriend of mine what we had planned for our futures, and we were like, 'We don't know.'"

"I stayed out about 10, 11 months, and I decided I wanted to get back in," Goode added. "Mr. Birk was the one that enlisted me that day."

Muncrief, Goode and Nelson have more than 97 years of military service combined, and although their journeys may have been different, they will all be remembered forever in the same place.