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

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam, 1969-1970 Sgt. E-5 Ran with the guntrucks up Highway 19, through "Ambush Alley". Loved to see "King Cobra" in the mix.
David K. Pilliod
David K. Pilliod Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
9th Infantry Div. LRRP Dong Tam and Bear Cat
Gary Lee Ream
Gary Lee Ream Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Killed in Action in Danang South Vietnam on 3 Nov 1966 at the age of 20.
Gigi Barnes
Gigi Barnes Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years
Served active duty 4 years as Admin Specialist from 1983 to 1987 stationed at Ft. Steward, GA and Augsburg Germany.
James Yingst jr
James Yingst jr Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years
Jean Phillips Truscott
Jean Phillips Truscott Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Graduated from Boston University School of Nursing in 1967, spent a brief few months at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco and then was off to the 36th Evac Hospital in Vung Tau, Viet Nam. I served 21 years and loved every day of my time caring for soldiers. There are no better men (and now, women!) anywhere on this earth. HOOAH!!
Jed Cantlay
Jed Cantlay Class of 1965
Army, 11 Years
Upom graduation from West Point, Airborne, Ranger and Basic Armor Officer Course served in various positions, including service in RVN and Assistant Professor Dpt of Physical Education USMA, from 1969 until resigning as a Major in 1980 to enter the private sector.
Jim Galbraith
Jim Galbraith Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
JOHN GLECKNER Class of 1982
Army, 6 Years
Jonathan B. "JON" Dodson
Jonathan B. "JON" Dodson Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Graduated West Point in 1968. Infantry Platoon Leader for 3 different platoons and Infantry Company Commander in Viet Nam. Multiple Purple Hearts--100% disabled by the VA for combat wound, illnesses and injuries. After recovery and rehabilitation, went on to serve over 30 years in multiple command and staff assignments in the Army. Served in the Pentagon for 7 years. Other assignments include Korea, Germany, and Assistant Professor in Behavioral Sciences Department at West Point.
Jonathan B. "JON" DODSON
Jonathan B. "JON" DODSON Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Viet Nam Infantry vetean
Leonard "Len" Welch
Leonard "Len" Welch Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years
Flight Engineer, Instructor and Examiner
Louis Werdebach
Louis Werdebach Class of 1979
Air Force, 12 Years
Served in Air Force Intelligence
Louis Werdebach
Louis Werdebach Class of 1979
Air Force, 18 Years
12.5 years active-duty and 6 years reserve
Mark R. Kelly
Mark R. Kelly Class of 1980
Navy, 7 Years
Served as a Hospital Corpsman and a Basic Laboratory Technician from 1980-1987
Patrick A. Petre
Patrick A. Petre Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Joined USMC 8 July 1973 Discharged 15 Jan 1993 Saw the world Semper Fi
Raymond E. Highlands
Raymond E. Highlands Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years
Field Artillery / Military Intelligence
Richard Cypress Sr
Richard Cypress Sr Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years
September 11, 2001 is a day that all of America will remember as the day we suffered a great loss from the terrorist attacks. As a nation, America came together united and supported one another through that rough time. September 11, 2014, the Cypress family suffered a great loss with the passing of Richard Cypress Sr., a husband, father and friend of many, who served his country for 23 years in the United States Air Force. The Cypress Family: wife Yvonne, daughter Tiwana, son Richard Jr, son Scott and nephew Jayden would like to thank everyone for your prayers and support through this trying time. We will survive this just like America did 13 years ago, because we have the support of each other, our family and many friends. For those who knew Richard Cypress Sr (Dick) let’s not grieve his loss. Instead, let’s celebrate his life as that's how he would want to be remembered.
Richard Hodges
Richard Hodges Class of 1963
Army, 7 Years
VietNam Veteran Armor Branch Left as Capt.
Richard Kjellstrom
Richard Kjellstrom Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned as a 2LT from Florida Southern College ROTC. Quartermaster Officer with assignments in Germany, South Korean and numerous bases in the US, to include BN XO of Washington University ROTC in ST Louis, MO.

Classmates Spotlight

Carlisle High School Classmates

Brenda Mcgowan
Class of '77

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School News

Brad Alvadj class of 79

Brad Alvadj, class of 79, died suddenly on 04/08/10 at Baptist Hos. in Pensacola, Fl. He was a caring, wonderful son, ...
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