Chichester High School Alumni

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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


Class of 0
, Years

Andrew M. Herd Jr
Andrew M. Herd Jr
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in 1993, as a CWO4, Surface Warfare Officer, specializing in Nuclear Systems repair. Assigned to train and qualify the first two women to serve on board a US Navy ship (USS Vulcan AR-5) served in both the Atlantic fleets, stationed in Guam, M. I. Served as director of the US Navy Damage Control School, Norfolk, Va.obtained a commercial pilot license, taught ground school on board ship and ashore in Guam, & Springfield , Ma. Taught AC/R technology at Tidewater Community College, before retiring to Fl.
Anthony Novak
Anthony Novak
Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years

17 years and counting, 2 tours in Iraq with 101st Airborne Division, 1 year in Korea, 4 Years with EOD, currently Observer/Controller at Fort Polk, LA.
Bill Swafford
Bill Swafford
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

- Peacekeeping Force in Beruit Lebanon
- Desert Storm / Desert Shield
- Kosovo No Flight Support USS Roosevelt CVN-71
-To many cruises to number around the world.
Brenda Clark
Brenda Clark
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Intelligence Specialist- Pensacola, FL, Kings Bay, GA, Peal Harbor Hawaii, San Diego, CA, & Washington, D.C. TAD to Bahrain during Desert Shield/Storm
charles a harrison
charles a harrison
Class of 1981
Army, 4 Years

Served 4 years in U.S Army.Stationed in Ft Carson Co.,Ft Knox,Ky and Bad Hersfeld,West Germany
Dan Arden
Dan Arden
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Marine from 1974 to 1980
Army from 1981 to 2006
Donald Nickle
Donald Nickle
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Aviation Radio Repair
Ed Hearn
Ed Hearn
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Leading Petty Officer-5 ship and 4 shore commands
ERNEST MANERCHIA
ERNEST MANERCHIA
Class of 1973
Army, 4 Years

U.S. ARMY INFANTRY UNIT. SERVED 2 YEARS IN GERMANY AND TWO YEARS IN OKLAHOMA.
SERVED AS A SERGEANT INCHARGE OF A MORTAR SQUAD IN BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES.
Frank M. Albano
Frank M. Albano
Class of 1975
Air Force, 3 Years

Honorably Discharged; 436 Military Airlift Command Security Police. 436 Military Airlift Command Freight traffic Specialist.
Gabe Atchison
Gabe Atchison
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 5 Years

USMC Marksmanship Instructor, USMC Rifle Team
Gabe Garzia
Gabe Garzia
Class of 1982
National Guard, 13 Years

Served 14 months in the desert Sept. 2004 thru Nov. 2005. Getting ready to attend Warrant Officer school in July thru Oct 2010. Then deployed again in Jan.2011 for up to 18 months.
George Johnson
George Johnson
Class of 1976
Air Force, 10 Years

Support Equipment Technician E-3A AwACS, SR-71, A-10, KC-135
Gerald Turnbull
Gerald Turnbull
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 4 Years

4 years
James Dietz
James Dietz
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Enlisted 1999-2011 and attained the rank of GySgt (E-7), Selected for Warrant Officer in 2011 and left the Marine Corps in 2015 as a Chief Warrant Officer - 2 (CWO2). Was stationed in Yuma, AZ (3 yrs) ; Camp Pendleton, CA (9 yrs); Monterey, CA (1 yr); Quantico, VA (2yrs). Deployed to Iraq four times (2003, 2004-5, 2006, 2008), and Afghanistan twice (2010, 2012). Personal Awards include: Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Award (second award), Good Conduct Medal (third award).
James F. Yunker
James F. Yunker
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Electronics Technician, Communications
Jason (cathcart) Waters
Jason (cathcart) Waters
Class of 1998
Army, 3 Years

Cavalry Scout/ Reconaissance. Led missions at the Armor School on Ft. Knox, KY.
jeremy johnson
jeremy johnson
Class of 1999
Army, 5 Years

finance/ deployed to iraq twice
Jim Litteral
Jim Litteral
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

I SERVED 4 YEARS IN THE ASA(ARMY SECURITY AGENCY) THIS WAS THE MILITARY BRANCH OF THE NSA. SERVED 3 YEARS in GERMANY.
Jim Litteral
Jim Litteral
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the ASA(Army Security Agency)
John Joseph Chivalette III
John Joseph Chivalette III
Class of 1981
Army, 6 Years

Honorably-Discharged U.S. Army Veteran
Judith L (Mullenhour) Rooks
Judith L (Mullenhour) Rooks
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

US Womens Army Corp - SIDPERS DATA Analyst
Katherine A. Pitts
Katherine A. Pitts
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Military Police Officer and a German Linguist.
Kevin Milnes
Kevin Milnes
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

Honorable discharge
Kristy Marie Chester
Kristy Marie Chester
Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years

CPT Chester continues to serve in the Army Nurse Corps
Lewis J. Watkins Jr.
Lewis J. Watkins Jr.
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

I enlisted into the Air Force and the day after graduation I boarded a jet headed to San Antonio Texas where I entered basic training at LACKLAND AFB. After 8 weeks I was sent to school at CHANUTE AFB in Rantoul, Ill. At the end of 10 weeks I graduated my class of Fire Protection Specialist and so I was on a career path that I have been on now going on 44 years now.
Mark Groover
Mark Groover
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Welder, now retired in Florida
Mark L. Schmitt
Mark L. Schmitt
Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years

Avionic Sensors Craftsman - Lackland AFB, TX; Sheppard AFB, TX; Seymour Johnson AFB, NC (with deployment to Al Udeid AB, Qatar for OIF); Kunsan AB, RoK; currently shift Production Supervisor at Aviano AB, Italy.
Marvin R Harris
Marvin R Harris
Class of 1967
Army, 21 Years

drafted in 68. mos radio/ teletype cryto operator in germany 3/12 Cav. Vietnam with 1/506th 101st Airbone Hue. Dersert storm and Washington, DC 410th TMMC.Military retirement Master Sergeant......HOORAY
Merle K. Lewis
Merle K. Lewis
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Electrician
Merle K. Lewis
Merle K. Lewis
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Electrician

Deceased March 4, 2005. Buried at Boscowen NH Military Cemetary
Michael Lyster
Michael Lyster
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served with the 5th Marines. Stationed at Camp Pendleton, California and Okinawa, Japan. Earned Good Conduct Medal and Navy Sea Service Deployment (twice deployed)
Mike Kruczaj
Mike Kruczaj
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

First year in the Navy I was aboard an old WWII LST. I was the Coxswain on Landing Craft #1. We ran supplies up and down the Mekong Delta. My second year I served onboard USS Vulcan AR5. I volunteered to return to Viet Nam and upon return I was stationed at Cua Viet 3 miles south of the DMZ. I extended In Country and for the next 10 months I was an Adviser on a gunboat called a Swift Boat that was on an Island off the coast of Viet Nam. I was separated from Active Duty in the Philippines and went back to Singapore to pick up my wife whom I had married when I was in Singapore when I received my 30 days leave for extending in Viet Nam . Then we retuned to the States. I served on the Chester Police Department for 19 years and I was shot in the line of Duty and forced to retire. I currently live in Middletown Delaware.
Neal K. Hobbs
Neal K. Hobbs
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Served at Lackland AFB, Texas, 3 months,(1966) Minot AFB, N.Dakota, 2years (+) (1966-1968)and Tuy Hoa AB, Republic of Vietnam 1 year (1968-1969)
Ralph Koechert
Ralph Koechert
Class of 1964
Air Force, 9 Years

Enlisted 1965-68 corpsman: Officer 1973-1979 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Richard Marshall
Richard Marshall
Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years

Wheel and Track Vehicle Repair
Robert Clark
Robert Clark
Class of 1996
Navy, 11 Years

USS Lake Champlain Mar97-Sep 02
USS Decatur Feb 03-May 07
Afloat Training Group Jun07-Current
5 Deployments to Middle East
Robert Collins Rein
Robert Collins Rein
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired. Signed up when Vietnam war broke out. Stationed in Korea, Germany, Guam. Many other places before retiring from Air Force of 25 years.
Roland Faries
Roland Faries
Class of 1973
Army, 9 Years

Served iniaially as a combat demolitionist with the Army Security Agency. Finished military career as a team leader for the Army Readiness Command's Chemical and Biological Weapons Storage Center.

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