Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Alex Franco
Alex Franco Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Avaition Support Equipment
Allison McNelis
Allison McNelis Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years
Military Intelligence
Andrew Boyles
Andrew Boyles Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years
I was stationed in Vilseck, Germany and had a tour in Afghanistan. I am currently serving as Sergeant in the Army National Guard out of Hanover, PA.
Bob Cursio
Bob Cursio Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Served with the 82d Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, Army Special Operations and Special Operations Command from 1979-2007.
Carla Pielmeier
Carla Pielmeier Class of 1980
Air Force, 3 Years
Major Pielmeier has a doctorate in Audiology and provides a variety of services from preparing Airmen for deployment to prevention of noise related hearing loss. Major Pielmeier is currently serving at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, home of Air Force One, Andrews Air Force Base.
Daniel M Greenwald
Daniel M Greenwald Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Four years Air force, one year Army Reserve.
David Winstead
David Winstead Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
Veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Edward T Delozier
Edward T Delozier Class of 1958
Air Force, 6 Years
Retired
Fran Boyer
Fran Boyer Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Capt (Mustang) Electronics Maintenance Officer
FRED SANKEY
FRED SANKEY Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
USS CONSTELLATION
George W. Heaton
George W. Heaton Class of 1954
Air Force, 4 Years
Served as a Nuclear Weapons Fuzing Systems Technician on the first operational hydrogen bombs. Stationed at Stony Brook Air Force Station in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Discharged in 1958 as a Staff Sergeant with an AFSC of 33170.
Harold Stitt
Harold Stitt Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
Rotary Wing Aviator (Helicopter Pilot)
Jack Miller
Jack Miller Class of 1943
Navy, 3 Years
WWII, Aviation Electrician, AE3
Jack Miller
Jack Miller Class of 1943
Navy, 3 Years
WWII, AE3, 2/2/1942-1/31/1945
James Swindell
James Swindell Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired
jon over
jon over Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years
Firefighter damage control
Ken Gearhart
Ken Gearhart Class of 1955
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
All the usual including 2 tours VietNam and a lot of extended time overseas. Had fun but retirement has its' moments! OORAH!!
Kirth W. Steele, DO
Kirth W. Steele, DO Class of 1977
Navy, 11 Years
Served on active duty in Navy from 1991-1998. Reserve duty for four years.
Kyle Wenzel
Kyle Wenzel Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 10 Years
8 Middle East Tours and counting. Currently stationed in Harrisburg, PA.
Lisa Harker Tabenken
Lisa Harker Tabenken Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
Captain, Nurse Corps. Current assignment Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Clinic

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Lori Bookhammer
Class of '81

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