Military Alumni

Military 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

Adele Hodges
Adele Hodges Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1978 and retired as a Colonel in 2012.
Artemio Torrens
Artemio Torrens Class of 1980
Air Force, 11 Years
Served from 12/82 - 4/94 E-5 Staff Sergeant
Artemio Torrens Jr.
Artemio Torrens Jr. Class of 1980
Air Force, 11 Years
Served at Barksdale, Comiso AS, and McGuire AFB
Batalla
Batalla Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam Veteran
Cleeron Swinton
Cleeron Swinton Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years
Started Aug 1992; Currently Serving as U.S. Army Reserves with 391st Eng BN. in Greenville,SC as Battalion Retention NCO & Battalion S-4 NCO.
David Ruiz
David Ruiz Class of 1986
National Guard, 15 Years
M.O.S. 11H a tow gunner. O2B Trumpet player.
Edwin Ortega
Edwin Ortega Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served for nearly 25 years. Retired June 2005. Highest rank was First Sergeant pay grade E-8. Served to tours as a Marine Corps Drill Instructor and last assignment was as the Battalion Sergeant Major for Fifth Battalion, Tenth Marines
Furman Gerald
Furman Gerald Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
6 years in the Marine and 20 years in the Army. Retired in 2000 as a Sergeant First Class (E7). My highest duty position was a First Sergeant
Mike Gozzo
Mike Gozzo Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired as a Gunnery Sergeant in January 2000 from Marine Corps Security Forces, Norfolk, Virginia. Currently residing in Cheshire, CT.
Nancy Ortiz
Nancy Ortiz Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years
After High School I married a Bassick High School Alumni. He joined the Army, he was stationed in Korea, were I lived for 6 months, then he was transferred to a base in Germany, and we lived there for 5 years. After he was honorably discharged from the Army he joined the Air Force where he served 20 years, was honorably discharged but with a 100% disability due to his work while in the military. I then joined my husband in the Air Force where I served 10 years in the Administrative Field. I was stationed in Panama during the "Panamanian Invasion", prior to the United States handing the Panama Canal back to the Panamanian Country. I also served during the Gulf War. I was stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY and Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. After we both left the military, we moved to California, where we lived for 7 years. While in Califorma we both worked; I worked for Legal Services of Northern California and my husband work in the Finance Fiield. I have had a wonderful , exciting life. We seen alot of overseas countries and most of the United States and have now settled down in sunny Florida.
richard k lumley
richard k lumley Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
was with the 522nd ordinance co i transported explosives. served overseas 1966 1967
Robert Sipos
Robert Sipos Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years
Served aboard a Destroyer in the 6th fleet
Sanda Dawn Person (married name Roberts)
Sanda Dawn Person (married name Roberts) Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Sandra D Roberts (Person) Class of 1980 Army, 20+ Years I joined the Active Army in Oct 1980 after graduationfrom Bassick. I was stationed in Fort Leonardwood, MO, Fort Lee, VA, Germany (2 tours)Belgium, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Jackson, SC, and Washington, PA. During one of my tours in Germany I was deployed to the United Arab Emirates,Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990. I retired in 2004 after serving 24 years (23 active, 1 reserve) My highest award was the Meritorious Service Medal which I received while assigned to the 360th Civil Affairs Bde (Airborne), Fort Jackson, SC.
Sandra D Roberts (Person)
Sandra D Roberts (Person) Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
I joined the Active Army in Oct 1980 after graduationfrom Bassick. I was stationed in Fort Leonardwood, MO, Fort Lee, VA, Germany (2 tours)Belgium, Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Jackson, SC, and Washington, PA. During one of my tours in Germany I was deployed to the United Arab Emirates,Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990. I retired in 2004 after serving 24 years (23 active, 1 reserve) My highest award was the Meritorious Service Medal which I received while assigned to the 360th Civil Affairs Bde (Airborne), Fort Jackson, SC.

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