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

Bob Stiverson
Bob Stiverson
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

20 years Air Force Communications Officer.
Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 17 Years

MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
Dave Bolger
Dave Bolger
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Four years and Desert Storm
David A. Dackiewicz
David A. Dackiewicz
Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years

Sgt. Usaf, 1985-89
frank katuc
frank katuc
Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years

comunacation tech /CT2/
Gary Chaney
Gary Chaney
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Fueling Technician
Vietnam 1967-68
Gregory C Frania
Gregory C Frania
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

2 years attached to Fort Bragg. Two tours in Southeast Asia. Marine fighter base Namphong and second tour Utapao B-52 Airbase into Laos and Cambodia
Janet Miller Arnett
Janet Miller Arnett
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Jacksonville Naval Hospital, NAS Albany, GA Branch Clinic, Barbers Point Branch Clinic Hawaii, San Diego Naval Hospital, Naval Hospital Okinawa Japan, Oakland Naval Hospital, Hospital Corps School Great Lakes
John Norred
John Norred
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 16 Years

0311 Infantry Marine, 0321 Reconnaissance, and a secondary MOS of 8541 Scout/Sniper and 8513 Marine Combat Instructor.
After 16 years and four combat tours I was severely wounded in 2004 and as a result I was retired from active service and I am no recovering from my wounds.
Kenneth Miller
Kenneth Miller
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Weapons controller in Tactical Air Command and the Air Defense Command. Dates of service November 1966 to November 1970.
Kristine S. Nemmers
Kristine S. Nemmers
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

42D last active duty tour Ft. Richardson,Anchorage AK last reserve duty FL
Leslie A. Peine
Leslie A. Peine
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chaplain Lt Col who served nearly 28 years in the Air Force as a student pilot, a communications electronics officer and most of the time as a United Methodist Chaplain. Highlights include assignments in Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia and stateside as the senior chaplain at Patrick AFB, FL and the Kennedy Space Center.
Randy Boughton
Randy Boughton
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

30 years total
Rich Benda
Rich Benda
Class of 1989
Air Force, 19 Years

Air Force A-10 "Warthog" fighter pilot.
Richard  Lehmann
Richard Lehmann
Class of 1976
Army, 11 Years

US Army Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Div.
Rick Lehmann
Rick Lehmann
Class of 1976
Army, 11 Years

3 years enlisted with the 82nd Airborne Division.
4 years as a Commissioned Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division. 3 years in Germany as a Captain.
Roger Blaha
Roger Blaha
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Armor Officer, Air Cav Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and Armor Company Command in Germany.
Ron Bennett
Ron Bennett
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent 20 years as a jet mechanic. Spent more time on aircraft carriers than I would like. Am retired now and living in Pensacola, Florida, home of the Navy's Blue Angels.
Sage
Sage
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Airman
Shirley Stafford
Shirley Stafford
Class of 1948
Army, 4 Years

in WAC's 3 1/2 yrs sta in Tokyo was in Crypto in Signal Corps, G2 intelligence and worked for 2 civilian attorneys in Judge Advocate in Tokyo over 2 yrs great experience all US Citizens 18-22 should be mandatory to serve their country 2 yrs not necessarily in the service but somewhere in the world it would do them well and know what they want to do for their future
Steven Sarantos
Steven Sarantos
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Cargo Transportation
Steven Sarantos
Steven Sarantos
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

25 years total
Thomas J. Lang
Thomas J. Lang
Class of 1969
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Staff Sgt
William McDonnell
William McDonnell
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Combat instructor, weapons instructor, ATC, MSG

Classmates Spotlight

Chardon High School Classmates

Jim Lloyd
Class of '67

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Tom Grantham

1976 Hilltoppers!
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Our Chardon 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 Chardon High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Chardon are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!