Military Alumni

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

Amber (Everett) Schonauer
Amber (Everett) Schonauer
Class of 2003
National Guard, 4 Years

Ft. Jackson, SC-BCT. Ft. Lee, VA-AIT
Amy (Cooper) Schmidt
Amy (Cooper) Schmidt
Class of 1997
Army, 3 Years

Stationed in Fairbanks Alaska (Ft. Wainwright) for the entirity of my tour. Awarded an Army Achievement Medal and Overseas Tour Ribbon, along with the Army Service Ribbon. Medically discharged and now happily married to a Army Man, Nathan
Amy (Cooper) Schmidt
Amy (Cooper) Schmidt
Class of 1997
Army, 3 Years

Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Tour Ribbon. Served 3 years at FT Wainwright Alaska. Medically discharged. Finance Technician (Payroll Clerk). Now happily married to Nathan stationed at FT Hood, TX.
Boone Malloy
Boone Malloy
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

currently sailing from Maine to San Diego, California
Brendan Lind
Brendan Lind
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Currently supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Has already served 1 tour in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Brooke (Smith) Schroeder
Brooke (Smith) Schroeder
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

Stationed in Grand Forks, ND; Geilenkirchen Germany (NATO); and deployed to GTMO, Cuba in support of Enduring Freedom
Brooke Schroeder
Brooke Schroeder
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

N/A
Charlotte Burt
Charlotte Burt
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Military Police
Dan Nelson
Dan Nelson
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

Worked as an aviation storekeeper (i.e. aviation supply) at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily. Was there from Apr '92 to Aug '95.
David Jarvis
David Jarvis
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired from the Navy in 2003.
Debra Gross Dempsey
Debra Gross Dempsey
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served at Scott AFB, IL; Neubrucke, W. Germany; Homestead AFB, FL and Peterson AFB, CO. Was named the first woman to ever serve in AF as Executive to a Command Chaplain at AF Space Command and retired from that position in 1994.
Dendra Lee Bartlett
Dendra Lee Bartlett
Class of 1991
Army, 6 Years

Commissioned through WVSU ROTC. Became a Military Police Officer, deployed with the 41st IBCT out of Portland, Oregon. Moved back to WV after the deployment and am now the FIRO for the state of WV.
Denver Midkiff
Denver Midkiff
Class of 1996
Navy, 8 Years

5 Years Culinary Specialist (CS3) E-4.
3 Years Essential Security Personnel, Base and Hospital Security. Served 3.5 years on the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
4.5 Years in Jacksonville Fl.
Don Darby
Don Darby
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Intelligence Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4)
USS Nimitz, Enterprise, America and SEAL Team Four
Retired after 23 years
Dustin Putnam
Dustin Putnam
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

Dusty joined the Army in September of 2005. He is currently in Iraq, in Baghdad. We all hope for his safe return.
Edward LeMaster
Edward LeMaster
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

Currently residing in Maine
Edward Rice
Edward Rice
Class of 1988
Air Force, 10 Years

Began service as F-16 Weapons troop(462) and ended as an Elint troop (205). Went to the Persian Gulf for Desert Storm in 1991 and also deployed in support of Uphold Democracy in 1994. I was stationed in Spain, Utah, Arizona, Japan and Maryland.
Everett Henry Shiltz
Everett Henry Shiltz
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired after 25 years Did 2 combat tours Desert Storm and Somila
Everett Henry Shiltz
Everett Henry Shiltz
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Did 25 years retired a Master Sargent did 2 combat tours Now enjoying retirment
Finley A Rice
Finley A Rice
Class of 1969
Army, 1 Years

Killed in action 22 Dec 1970
Finley A. Rice
Finley A. Rice
Class of 1969
Army, 1 Years

Served with 1st
Air Cav. Killed in
action on 22 Dec 70
Goff W Rice
Goff W Rice
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the 24th Ind Div, 1st Infi Div , Ohio National Guard, Mighigan National Guard, Rhode Island National Guard all from 1969 until 1993
Hershel LeMaster
Hershel LeMaster
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined Air Force June 1980 - Retired Nov 2012
James Willis Jr
James Willis Jr
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Served on Active duty for 23 years in the Maintenance career field before retiring. All in Germany and Italy. Including UN Duty in Macedonia.
Gulf War veteran, Peace keeping missions in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Jason Gardner
Jason Gardner
Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years

I think he is done with the military but I'm not sure.
Jason Schonauer
Jason Schonauer
Class of 2002
National Guard, 5 Years

Joined in 2002 after graduation. Deployed to Iraq September 2005 and returned November 2006.
Jason Swart
Jason Swart
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

Currently living in Virginia
Jess Van Tom
Jess Van Tom
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

I was a U46250 weapons loader on the F-4 and F-111D aircraft. From May 1972 to June 1976. Stationed at Lackland AFB, TX,Lowry AFB, CO,Cannon AFB,NM,RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge England and Aviano AB, Italy. Discharged as E-4, Sargent June 76
Jim Martin
Jim Martin
Class of 1989
Air Force, 15 Years

Enlisted in 1990 , seperated in 1996 to pursue B.S. in Biology. Re-entered in 2000...Officer Training School, currently a captain stationed in San Antonio, TX
Jim Martin II
Jim Martin II
Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years

Jim and his wife Chris are both serving in the Airforce. They both have just been promoted to major and are currently stationed at Aviano airforce base in Italy. Both he and Chris just returnd back to italy after there 3rd deployment to Iraq. Glad they are both home safe and sound!!
Keith Shiltz
Keith Shiltz
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Durin my 24 years in the Navy I traveled around the world 2 times, visited 32 countries and I have been to 26 states.
Kyle Cooley
Kyle Cooley
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

USAF SSgt
Laura Rene' Canterbury
Laura Rene' Canterbury
Class of 2002
Air Force, 4 Years

United States AirForce stationed in Tinker AFB Oklahoma City Oklahoma.
Michael Barnhart
Michael Barnhart
Class of 1992
Army, 15 Years

Was in 12/92-5/96 car accident, med retired, then rejoined 1/03-4/14, OIF III, OEF X and OEF XIII, 1st Infantry Div 1993-1995, 35th Sig 2003-2006, 82nd Airborne 2007-2011, 173rd Airborne 2011-2014
Michael D. Hire
Michael D. Hire
Class of 1993
National Guard, 14 Years

Been with the 2-174th Air Defence Artillery Battalion, for the Ohio Army National Guard since 93, and I am currently serving on Active Duty in Washington DC.
Michael W. Canterbury Jr.
Michael W. Canterbury Jr.
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

United States AirForce Stationed in Lakenheath AFB England
Nathan
Nathan
Class of 2009
Army, 8 Years

4 years active service
4 year reserves
Served as an infantryman, stationed in Germany served with 172nd infantry Germany , 228 infantry Germany , first cav infantry division Killeen Texas ,
Also with 101st out of Fort Knox Kentucky.
Now I am a working Forman for Thompson’s concrete construction.
Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson
Class of 2004
National Guard, 1 Years

Currently serving in the Army National Guard. Will complete training this summer in Oklahoma and Missouri.
Rachel Tribe
Rachel Tribe
Class of 1996
Navy, 4 Years

Was stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 currently living in Jacksonville Florida.
RICHARD BROOKS
RICHARD BROOKS
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

NAVCAMS MED, Naples Italy 1982 - 1985
USS Luce Mayport Fla 1985 - 1988

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Our Alexander 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 Alexander High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Albany are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!