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Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Bill Schnabel
Bill Schnabel
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Active Duty from 1971-1981. Food Service. Stationed in SHAPE, Belgium, Ft. Ord, CA, Weisbaden, Germany. USAR from 1986-2001. Retired as an Army Food Service Advisor Cheif Warrant Officer.at Ft Lawton, Wa. 1988 Philip A Connelly Award winner for excellence in Food Service.
Bill Schnabel
Bill Schnabel
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Retired CW2
Brian W. Murray
Brian W. Murray
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

2 Years as a Flight Engineer flying C-141 cargo planes.
Served in Vietnam as a Special Operations Air/Sea ParaRescue on HH-3E & HH-53 helicopters, flying from NKP, Thailand & DaNang.
Brian W. Murray
Brian W. Murray
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a Helicopter Flight Engineer, with an Air Force Special Operations Unit of Air Sea Rescue. Served 1 year in Vietnam in NKP Thailand, and Danang, doing Special Operatiuons and Rescues of wounded soldiers and downed pilots.
Chris Wilkins
Chris Wilkins
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

SGT Airborne/Pathfiner C Co 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Cynthia Allison-Fantigrossi
Cynthia Allison-Fantigrossi
Class of 1977
Army, 15 Years

Inspector General Inspection Team and Personnel Seargent. Service - Heidleberg Germany, Nurember Germany, Fort Sill Okla, Fort Hood Texas and West Point special assigment with Special Forces
Dennis Heberling
Dennis Heberling
Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years

Completed 2 years stateside. Attained rank of Sec 4.
Dennis Heberling
Dennis Heberling
Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years

Served 2 years stateside.
Diane Brawdy Miller
Diane Brawdy Miller
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

AFROTC, then 21 years as a Civil Engineer. Earned M.S. in Structural Engineering, then did research on bomb damage and protection of stuctures. 10+ years active duty, 10+ years in the reserves. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently in the veterans honor guard in Copley, Ohio.
Fred Rebmann
Fred Rebmann
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Was drafted in 1970, instead joined the Navy. Rate was an Aviation Boatswain Mate. Ran the Flight Deck aboard an Aircraft Carrier, among other things. Was station at NAS Oceana, Va. Beach, VA; NAS Bermuda: USS Nimitz, VA 42, Intruder Aircraft, Plane Captain Instructor, USS Guadalcanal, Naval Air Staff Command, Inspector, Naval Aviation Training Command, Educational Specialist. Retired as E9, Master Chief (ABMC AW/SW)
Gene Wolak
Gene Wolak
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Communication Electronics. Repaired equipment on site and in field. Served in Chu Lai, Phu Bai, and places farther north in Vietnam. Served in Ft. Gordon, Ga, and Ft. Hood TX.
Harriet DeLelys
Harriet DeLelys
Class of 1971
Army, 1 Years

Vietman era vet, served Ft Lewis WA, WAC Duty company 9th Finance Co.9th Inf Div
Hilton Hill
Hilton Hill
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted 11 Sep 1958 - Retired 31 May 1979.
Vietnam - Feb 1968 - Mar 1969.
Served in Legal Services MOS and also as a
Recruiter.
Employed by U.S.Postal Service for 29 years and retired (again) 1 May 2010.
Reside in Wausau, Wisconsin
James Wilson
James Wilson
Class of 1968
Army, 15 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran 4yrs
11 years Army Reserve and Arizona National Guard
Drill seargant,Leadership Instructor,water treatment specialist
Joe Wikar
Joe Wikar
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Computer repairman, Sgt. E-4. After electronics/computer training at Keesler AFB, MS I spent the rest of my tour assigned to Strategic Air Command at Grand Forks AFB, ND supporting the 319th Bomb Wing & 321st Missile Wing.
John David Eckerson
John David Eckerson
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

After Great Lakes boot camp, attended Defense Information School for print journalism; served at NAS Oceana Virginia Beach in 1972 before transfer to CA-148 USS Newport News for Vietnam combat duty late 1972; remained primary journalist on CA-148 (Second Fleet Flagship) from through 1975 decommission.
John G. Brown
John G. Brown
Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years

Served 4 years ARMY, 12 months Iraq
John Owen
John Owen
Class of 1966
Navy, 2 Years

Servered aboard the USS Coral Sea CVS43 off the coast of Viet Nam
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Disbursement Accounting Specialist. Basic training in San Antonio, TX, Tech School at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX . Remaining time stationed at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM.
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1974-1978. Tactical Air Command, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing. Rank E-4 (Sgt).
Marc Murphy
Marc Murphy
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Served four years including one year in Southeast Asia.
Mark Odell
Mark Odell
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Retired
Maynard Carmer
Maynard Carmer
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman, 1967-1971
Neal Roll
Neal Roll
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the Air Force a few years after graduating from Akron HS. Separated from the USAF as an E-8, Senior Master Sergeant at Elmendorf, AK.
Neal Roll
Neal Roll
Class of 1971
Air Force, 23 Years

USAF Meteorologist Torrejon AB, Spain, Desert Storm/Shield (Saudi Arabia 2X), Chief of Weather Ops for the F-117 (Holloman AFB), Superintendent of USAF Weather Ops in Alaska
MVP Elmendorf AFB Cross-Country Skiing
Patrick McNutt
Patrick McNutt
Class of 1980
Army, 7 Years

Crew member on M-1Abrams tanl
Raymond A. Wilson
Raymond A. Wilson
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Munitions Maintenance Specialist/Supervisor/Manager, retiring in 1994 after 26+ years with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (E9). Served all over the world including two tours in South-East Asia and duty during Desert Storm.
Raymond A. Wilson
Raymond A. Wilson
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Munitions Maintenance Specialist/Supervisor/Manager. Duty assignments included Hickam AFB, Hawaii (twice), U-Tapao RTAF, Thailand, Nakhon Phanom RTAB, Thailand (twice, once with Brian Murray), MacDill AFB, FL, Incirlik CDI, Turkey, Lowry AFB, CO, Offutt AFB, NE, Kunsan AB, Korea, Griffiss AFB, NY (twice), Clark AB, Philippines, and MANY temporary duty assignments to Korea, Japan, and Guam.
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

152-1956 -Navy. 1956-1978-Air Force. Total 26 years. Served in Korean War and Vietnam War. Retired in 1978.
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 years Navy, 22 years Air Force, served inKoranWar and VietNam War
Richard E. Campbell
Richard E. Campbell
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

26 years, retired a the rank of Senior Master Sergeant in 1978. Served in Korea and Vietnam wars.
Richard E. Campbell
Richard E. Campbell
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 yeARS navy, 22 years Air Force, during Korean War and VietNam conflict. Retired in 1978 at the rand of MSgt
Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis
Class of 1965
Navy, 11 Years

USS Henry Clay SSBN 625 Gold Crew
USS Flying Fish SSN 673
Richard Womack
Richard Womack
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

General Purpose Vehicle Mechanic and Shop Supervisor with service at Travis AFB, CA 71-73, Camp Red Cloud, Korea 73-74 & 78-81, Edwards AFB, CA 74-75, U-Tapao RTAFB, Thailand 75-76, Luke AFB, AZ 76-78, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ 81-83 & 85-87, Kimhae AB, Korea 83-85, RAF Alconbury, England 87-90, RAF Bentwaters, England 90-92. With also temporary duty assignments at Moron AB Spain and Silopi, Turkey in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991
SHERI MCLEOD
SHERI MCLEOD
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

WORKED AS AN AIRCREW LIFE SUPPORT SPECIALIST AT THE 549TH TASTS IN COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA. iI MAINTAINED THE PILOTS SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT. WE TRAINED FAC PILOTS. LEFT IN 1981 AS AN E-4 . I WAS THE FIRST FEMALE IN THAT SPECIALTY AT PATRICK AFB.
Steve Bower
Steve Bower
Class of 1979
Air Force, 9 Years

Served from 1983-1992, 3yrs at Lindsey AS Germany with 1st MOB as an A/C specialist and 6yrs at Davis-Monthan AFB with the 836th CES. Served in country in suppport of Operation Desert Storm.
Thomas A. Golpl
Thomas A. Golpl
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 8 Years

1970-1978 Parris Island SC 1970, Quantico VA 1970, Albany GA 1970, Okinawa1971-1972, Camp LeJune NC 1972-1973 Okinawa 1973-1974 and Parris Island SC 1974-1978.Computer and Data Processing Technologies
Tim Walker
Tim Walker
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired senior chief from the Naval Reserve. Job was an avation electrican and served with a helo squardon out of Norfolk, Va. My dutys where as a crewchief, SAR wetcrewman and doorgunner. I also served on the aircraft carrier Independence after high school.

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Our Akron High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Akron High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Akron are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!