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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

Anthony (Tony) Bruner
Anthony (Tony) Bruner
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Left for boot camp a week after graduation. Earned my commission from the ranks, and finally retired in Virginia in 2005. I now work for the Navy in civil service.
Bill Harting
Bill Harting
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 13 Years

1973 - 1986 Staff Sargent in the USMC, Paris Island boot camp, Camp Lejune, NC. Okinawa Japan, Albany GA, Fremont OH, Camp Pendleton CA. Active today with the Semper Fi Club (Veteran Organization in Atlanta GA).
Bill McCabe
Bill McCabe
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

US Army Security Agency-Top Secret Clearence
Bob Brandenstein
Bob Brandenstein
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Basic training and Tech School 1979-1980
Served 1.5 yrs at Incirlik Turkey 1980-1981
1.5 yrs Shaw AFB SC 1981-1983
5 yrs Griffiss AFB NY 1983-1988
4yrs Okinawa AB Japan 1988-1992
2yrs Beale AFB CA 1992-1994
4yrs Okinawa AB Japan 1994-1998
1yrs McChord AFB WA998-1999
Charles Bunnell
Charles Bunnell
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

F100, F105 and F4C RADAR TECH
LOWERY AFB, CO 1961-1962
ITAZUKE AFB, JAPAN 1962-1964
GEORGE AFB, CA 1964-1965
Craig Morris
Craig Morris
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Hanscom AFB, MA 1983-1987
Otis ANG, MA 1987-1993
Kelly AFB, TX 1993-1997
Burlington ANG, VT 1997-2000
Westover AFRB, MA 2000-2007
Daniel J Thomas
Daniel J Thomas
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Retired at Lieutenant Colonel, US Army 28 years service to include deployments to Germany, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan
Darrin Smith
Darrin Smith
Class of 1992
Army, 16 Years

I'm still in the military. My job is a Combat Engineer in the US Army as a SFC.
DAVID C. GILLETTE
DAVID C. GILLETTE
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Photogapher
David N. Clingerman
David N. Clingerman
Class of 1982
Army, 15 Years

Did 8 years Active Duty after graduation and an additional 7 years in the Reserve after that. Met my beautiful wife of over 36 years during advanced training shortly after graduating from basic training.
Eknauth Persaud
Eknauth Persaud
Class of 1989
Marine Corps Reserve, 7 Years

Served from 1990 - 1997, infantry 0311 and jump (airborne).
George J. Schroeder
George J. Schroeder
Class of 1976
Navy, 22 Years

COMMANDER GEORGE J. SCHROEDER
UNITED STATES NAVY (Retired)

CDR Schroeder is a 1980 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. He was a Police Officer for the Town of Colonie, New York, prior to being commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1987.

From 1987 to 1991, CDR Schroeder was assigned on active duty to USS SCOTT (DDG-995), Norfolk, VA, as Damage Control Assistant and Communications Officer. He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer while deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield.

In February, 1991, he left active duty to accept a position as a Criminal Investigator with the United States Marshals Service. CDR Schroeder retired from the United States Marshals Service in March 2012.

From February, 1991 through September, 2002, CDR Schroeder served in four Navy Reserve units: COMNAVSURFGRU, Long Beach, CA; NAVWEPSTA Det. 119, Seal Beach, CA, MIUW-105, Long Beach, CA, and NCAPS Det. 119, Long Beach, CA.

In September, 2002, he reported to Force Protection, Law Enforcement and Physical Security Unit 0176, Naval Base Ventura County, CA. He completed his tour in September, 2004 as Executive Officer. While there, he received the Navy Commendation Medal for his role as OIC of the Navy Reserve Security Detachment for President Ronald Reagan’s funeral detail, Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, CA.

In October, 2004, CDR Schroeder reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55, Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, CA. He served as the OIC of the unit’s Small Arms Training Program detachment.

In February, 2005, He reported as Commanding Officer, NR Navy Security Force, Coronado, Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, CA.

In October, 2005, CDR Schroeder reported to his final assignment as Commanding Officer of NR Navy Security Force, Naval Air Facility, El Centro, CA. The unit earned the LCDR Keith Taylor Unit of the Year award in 2006 and 2007 under CDR Schroeder’s command.

CDR Schroeder retired from the United States Navy in January, 2008.

CDR Schroeder’s personal awards include three Navy Achievement Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals and the Meritorious Service Medal.

CDR Schroeder is married and resides in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with his wife, Sharon.
James Bauer
James Bauer
Class of 1962
Navy, 26 Years

Entered active duty right after graduation, stayed on active duty through 1971. Attended Machinist Mate A School, Sub School and US Army Military Police Supervisors School, served aboard USS Piper, USS Sarda, USS Conger, USS Putnam, spent my Vietnam years in Monte Carlo, Rio and Washington DC... Was assigned to the Armed Forces Police Detachment in Washington DC during both the Martin Luther King riots and the Days Of Rage demonstrations, I was one of the sailors people were stuffing flowers down the barrel of my shotgun. Left active duty and attended American University on the GI Bill, picked up a BSBA and a MBA and stayed in the reserves till I retired in 1988 as a Chief Petty Officer.....
James Jones
James Jones
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Just want to say thank you to all my fellow veterans.
james p guiry
james p guiry
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

electronics technician
Jay Hines
Jay Hines
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Supply Sargeant with 17 months overseas during Viet Nam
Jeffrey Lansing
Jeffrey Lansing
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

Electrician's Mate 3rd class, 2 Med. tours with the USS Shreveport LPD-12; Amphib Assault ship.
Jeffrey W. Hoke
Jeffrey W. Hoke
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

Currently still serving in the Army. I will be retiring this year (2015) with 20 years of active duty service. I am in the Transportation Corp (Cargo Specialist). I joined in Nov 1995. I did Basic Training at Fort Knox, Ky. I have been stationed at Fort Eustis, Va, Camp Casey, Korea, Fort Story, Va, I was a recruiter in Baltimore, Md. I have been deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. I will be staying in my current location (Virginia Beach, Va) upon retirement.
Jim Hughes
Jim Hughes
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Military intelligence, Operations
john waldron
john waldron
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

search & rescue swimmer

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