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

Albert Schimmelman
Albert Schimmelman
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

20 years active Army as a combat medic with a secondary as a dental lab tech. Retired 1982 and opened a orthodontic dental lab which I still work at part time.
Anthony Clay
Anthony Clay
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 24 years in US Air Force as an Inventory Management Specialist, and completed my career as a First Sergeant.
BOB FRANCE
BOB FRANCE
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

jet aircraft mechanic served 3 years in texas, 1 year overseas iceland.
Charles Harford (chuck)
Charles Harford (chuck)
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

acft maint spec (crew chief fighters) Thailand 1973
Connie Finley
Connie Finley
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

Served as a Telecommunications Specialist
Frank DeAngelo
Frank DeAngelo
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Jet Engine Tech
Reese Air Force Base
Lubbock, Texas 1973-1977
george roth
george roth
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

served one year stateside, one year Vietnam, 2 years Germany, aircraft crew chief....
Gerald Cvetkovic
Gerald Cvetkovic
Class of 1957
Navy, 6 Years

Electronics Technician 3rd class petty officer. Served in Pacific, Seattle, Pearl Harbor, Guam and Micronesia.
Gerald Phipps
Gerald Phipps
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Served in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years and the United States Army for 10 years
Gerald Phipps
Gerald Phipps
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sergeant - Team Leader
Gerald Phipps
Gerald Phipps
Class of 1976
Army, 10 Years

Platoon Sergeant - Infantry
Joseph C. Gavanditti
Joseph C. Gavanditti
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

1968-1972 (3) years in the Eastern USA, and (1) year in Keflavik, Iceland
Joseph Cooper
Joseph Cooper
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 20 years active duty Air Force highlighted by 8 1/2 years special duty assignment to the White House serving under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton.
Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 22 years. Spent the next 20 years in Federal Civil Service, retired again in 2009. Worked in Morale, Welfare and Recreation, last 20 years in construction management and as a design consultant of Recreation Facilities at 36 different Air Force Bases. Had 3 overseas tours, and spent some time in; Guam, Turkey, Alaska, Japan, Greece, Germany, Italy, Panama and Portugal.
Joseph Murphy
Joseph Murphy
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

22 years Active Air Force, retired September 1988.
Joseph Schauer
Joseph Schauer
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

I served 6 years in the US Navy and then in 1982 I joined the Virginia Army National Guard.and finished my 20+ years.
Lynn Putrich
Lynn Putrich
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

66-68 active. 13 months in Viet Nam learning about new holidays like Tet!
Marge Nachtigal Murray
Marge Nachtigal Murray
Class of 1964
Air Force, 2 Years

Worked in Personnel at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX
Michael Arnold
Michael Arnold
Class of 1965
Army, 5 Years

Army aviation
Morris Russell Jr.
Morris Russell Jr.
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Currently a First Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves located in Youngstown Ohio. Total years served are 5 years active and 22 years in the reserves.
Paul A Gade
Paul A Gade
Class of 1958
Air Force, 5 Years

Discharged from service as a Captain in 1966. Serviced as a weapons controller in the Air Defense Command and the Alaskan Air Defense Command. Stationed at a remote radar site in Galena Alaska during the 1964 earthquake
SAMUEL L DRAKE, M.D.
SAMUEL L DRAKE, M.D.
Class of 1961
Navy, 13 Years

USN MEDICAL CORPS. COMMISSIONED GENERAL MEDICAL OFFICER, 1965 -1978.
Steve Gorek
Steve Gorek
Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Naval Flight Officer/Air Controller, VAW 111 NAS North Island, San Diego, Ca, Viet Nam Veteran
Terry Gimmellie
Terry Gimmellie
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF
Tina Foust-Sanders
Tina Foust-Sanders
Class of 1976
Army, 15 Years

Public Affairs NCO
Tracey KInton
Tracey KInton
Class of 1986
Air Force, 4 Years

Wideband/Satelite communication Equip Specialist.

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Class of '69

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