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

Have you lost your Athens High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Bluejays lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

James Petrell
James Petrell Class of 1953
Army, 3 Years
US Army 506th Ordnance Detachment - 2 1/2 years Orogrande Missile Range - Radar Direct Support
Major Harold E. Roach
Major Harold E. Roach Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years
United States Air Force July 1972 Assigned Patrick A.F.B. in support of Apollo 17, and Sky Lab Space Missions. TDY Medavac South Viet. 1974, Enlisted 1980 Pa. Army National Guard 28th Div. Attended OCS Class 22 Fort Indiantown Gap Inf. Basic Officers Course Fort Benning 1984 , Delta Company Commander 56th BGD.1987-1990, Air Defence Art. Advance Course Fort Bliss Tx. Battery Commander 1/213 ADA 1991-1993, Transfered to the Army Res. 1999. 320 M.P. Bat. Staff S3 Retired March 2008. Now serving as Commander Air Force Ax. C.A.P. Pa. Wing Grp.2 Sqn.265 Lebanon Pa.
Walter H. Neumann
Walter H. Neumann Class of 1943
Navy, 5 Years
Basic Training at Great Lakes Naval Base starting April 1944,. 6 months Naval Radio School at Univ. of Wis., Naval Bases & schools: Camp Bradford, Va., Fort Pierce. Fl., Pier 92 NYC while attending classes at Columbia Univ,, on 3 different minesweepers in the Atlantic & Pacific. Minesweep operation Japan Inland Sea, Kobe Japan in 1945 after Japanese surrender, Minesweep operation China Sea, Shanghai China. Flag Radioman Commander Naval Forces Manila Philippines, Temp. duty to Perth Austrailia for preparation of a 1946 world record breaking flight of the Truculent Turtle P2V which is now in the Naval Museum in Pensacola Fl., Radio supervisor Fleet Weather Central, Clark Air Field, Manila P.I.. Recalled into USNR March 1948, installed 5 types of naval ship transmitters in new Reserve Amory Green Bay Wis., Ships Company Great Lakes Naval Base, Ill. USS Keywadin a fleet tug Atlantic coast towing out of Boston, Charlestown Naval Air Station RI. transmitter & repair group. Released to inactive duty from Great Lakes Illinois in Sept 1949. Seven service metals with 2 battle stars for my WWII USN enlistment.

Classmates Spotlight

Athens High School Classmates

Jessi Gauerke
Class of '00

Alumni Stories

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School News

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