Choctawhatchee High School Alumni

Fort Walton Beach, Florida (FL)

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 dunbar
bob dunbar
Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years

pilot
Bob Glaudel
Bob Glaudel
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stationed in Nebraska, Germany, Texas, California, South Carolina, Japan, and California again.
Carol A. Grimmig (Reece)
Carol A. Grimmig (Reece)
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAFR - getting close to 30 years service, between active duty and reserve time.
Carol Grimmig Reece
Carol Grimmig Reece
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

United States Air Force Reserve; still proudly serving and coming closer to 30 years! Thanks to all our military/government/contractor alumni members.
Carol Moses McTamney
Carol Moses McTamney
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Proudly served on active duty and Air National Guard.
Carol Moses McTamney
Carol Moses McTamney
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 21 1/2 years of active duty with the US Air Force and service with the Delaware Air National Guard.
Chris Warren
Chris Warren
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

22 years retired as a Major. Jumped into Panama, served in Desert Sheild/Storm, Planner at JRTC. Germany, VIrginia, Ft Bragg, Ft Chaffee, FT Bragg(again) Iraq. Let the younger guys have all the fun. Hooah!!
Chrissy Anger
Chrissy Anger
Class of 2000
Air Force, 15 Years

4R, 3D, 3A
Chuck Loving
Chuck Loving
Class of 1976
Navy, 10 Years

Electronics Technician. USS Agerholm(DD-826), USS Exultant(MSO-441), USS Forrestal((CV-59)
Daniel "Rondell" Thomas
Daniel "Rondell" Thomas
Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years

Adminstration Specialist
David Jeczala
David Jeczala
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

1972-1994; Served in Washington State, Korea, Pentagon, California, Atlanta, Germany, and finally retired from active duty after assignment to Patrick AFB, Fl. Still in Satellite Beach.
DeCarla Gardner (Branch)
DeCarla Gardner (Branch)
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

I served 8 years in the Air Force as an AF medic. I was stationed in Virginia, Korea and Florida.
Diane Applegate Rybinski
Diane Applegate Rybinski
Class of 1974
Army, 12 Years

Selected for full scholarship with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing where served as Private E-1 during college years followed by commission as Army Nurse Corps officer. Served in El Paso, TX @ WBAMC; Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX; Ft Ord, Monterey, CA; and FT Belvoir, Alexandria, VA. Worked as NICU nurse, and was Chief, Community Health Nurse in Preventive Medicine before becoming a civilian.
Jennifer Watt
Jennifer Watt
Class of 1993
Air Force, 20 Years

Loved serving for 20 years
Jim Ross
Jim Ross
Class of 1978
Air Force, 27 Years

USAF 1981 - 2009. Aircraft avionics maintenance; stationed in Germany, CA, NV, South Korea, FL, and OH.
John Shipman
John Shipman
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Served with the US Naval Intelligence Service in Viet Nam from 1971-1972 flying with VQ-1 on EA3B and EP3 "Big Look" reconnaissance aircraft.
Katy Fields
Katy Fields
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Accounting & Finance
michael kouris
michael kouris
Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years

Hospital Corpsman, MOB rescue team member, Active during Grenada Invasion, several subsequent medical specialty schools.
Michael Mandley
Michael Mandley
Class of 1982
Air Force Reserves, 33 Years

Retired after 33 years in the Air Force Reserves, 29 with the 919th Special Operations Wing.
Michael Woods
Michael Woods
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Homestead Fla, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge UK, Tucson Az, Osan Korea
Paul Patterson, Jr.
Paul Patterson, Jr.
Class of 1968
Dod, 32 Years

5 different branches/agencies of federal government
Paul Patterson, Jr.
Paul Patterson, Jr.
Class of 1968
Navy, 32 Years

active duty navy and civilian security contracts with air force
Phillip Potts
Phillip Potts
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

served on various ships and naval bases ,participated in international peace keeping forces for Lebanon in 1982 and 1983, bosnia in 1992 ,Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990-1991
Randy Banks
Randy Banks
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Physician Assistant
Robert Dunn
Robert Dunn
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 2 Years

USMC 1968-1970; SC Army Guard 1981-2006
25 years retired. Desert Storm 1991
Sharon Krzywicki Daly
Sharon Krzywicki Daly
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Security Forces Commander,
Titan II Combat Missile Crew Commander,
Professional Military Education Instructor
Steve Penick
Steve Penick
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Served on the USS Denis J Buckley. Westpac tour (Viet Nam) and spent some time in Cuba. It helped me grow up ( I needed that bad).
Steve Register
Steve Register
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Active Duty 1970-1979 - Pilot; US Naval Reserve 1979-2000. Retired 2000. Active duty stationed NAS Quonset Pt, RI, Mayport, FL, USS Forrestal. Retired Captain, USN.
Thomas Richard Smith
Thomas Richard Smith
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Jul 68, Airborne Ranger Combat medic 69 = 70 Viet-Nam, Left military for 4/12 years served a policeman Tampa Police Dept, reentered Army Feb 76, served as USACIDC Special Agent, Criminal Investigator/ Special Operation Team member. Served 10 month tour in Operation Desert Storm 1991. Retired in Feb 1993. Joined American Red Cross in the Service to Armed Forces Dept for 19 years with assignments in AZ, NAS Sigonella Sicily, NC, Camp Casey Korea, MO, Spangdhlem, Germany, VA and Lakenheath, England. Deployed while with Red Cross to Bosnia, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan as Team member/leader within the theater of operations.
Tuck Fuller
Tuck Fuller
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

Diesel and helicopter mechanic 1n
CRUDESLANT
Ty Bowser
Ty Bowser
Class of 1994
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enjoying the retired life!

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Michael Jones
Class of '71

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