Military Alumni

Military 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.
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
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.
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
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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