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

Bob Hixson
Bob Hixson Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years
25 years June 09.28th ID, 2nd BCT. Combat Medic/Healthcare Specialist, Platoon Sergeant. Deployed with the 2BCT 05-06 with both of our sons at Habbinya Iraq. The youngest was injured when his humvee was struck by ann Improvised Explosive Device. He received a TBI and was shipped to the states early 06. He was serving as a Medic for the 125th Michigan National Guard Unit attached to the 2nd BCT. He is fine and continues to serve the 28th, 2BCT. The oldest son is working as a 42A for the 28th. He and I completed the first tour into 06. Departed Habbinya on the same truck and flew from the combat zone in the same C130 to Kuwait. I am very proud of these two fine young men. They serve with a National Guard unit not far from Connellsville PA. I continue to ser, and on my second tour of Iraq.
edward jacobs
edward jacobs Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Scout Sniper platoon Sgt
Gary Gemas
Gary Gemas Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
8 years Enlisted - 3 tours in South East Asia, 2 Special Operations and 1 regular fighter wing. 14 years Officer - 9 in research - 1 @ Bitburg AFB Germany
George ( Leo ) Ward
George ( Leo ) Ward Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
Basic Training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. Awarded " Soldier of the Cycle " and " Soldier of the Month. " 7/67 - 9/67. Served as SPC E-5, at HHC 58th Field Depot, Qui Nhon, Republic of South Vietnam. " Soldier of the Month " Award. Honorable Discharge at Fort Lewis Washington after completing US Army Service.....3/69. Hoorahhhhhh !!!
george sage
george sage Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years
avionic's tech f-111 f-15 f-16
John A. Etling
John A. Etling Class of 1981
Air Force, 3 Years
Proudly served as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist - 64th Organization Maintenance Squadron (OMS) A-Flight, located at Reese AFB, Lubbock Texas. Member of the Reese AFB Base Honor Guard - Gold Rope.
John Albright
John Albright Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
Sheppard AFB, Harlingen AFB, Randolph AFB Air Training Command Pilot and Navigator training
John Ellenberger
John Ellenberger Class of 1978
Air Force, 9 Years
Served 9 years in various locations to include; Hickam AFB, HI, Cheyenne Mountain AFS, CO
Jose Avellanet
Jose Avellanet Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 14 Years
Enlisted in 1997 Active Duty MOS: Embarkation/Logistics Specialist 0431 Current Billet: Logistics/Mobility Chief Attended Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Deployments - OIF (2), OEF (1) Duty Stations and Units Served in Chronological Order. Okinawa Japan, MCAS Futenma - MWSS 172 Parris Island, SC - HQ BN Camp Lejeune, NC - 2d LAR, 1/10, 5/10 MCAS New River, NC - HMLA 167 Okinawa Japan, Camp Courtney - III MEF CE G-4 Camp Lejeune, NC - 3/6, 2d MarDiv G-4
MaryAnn McQuade-Johns
MaryAnn McQuade-Johns Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAR from October 1986 to February 1996. USAF from February 1996 to February 1999 USAFR from February 1999 to November 2006
Michael Cable
Michael Cable Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
I joined the Army as a junior in HS. Retired from the servie in 2006 Army - Active duty, HI, TX, and KY Army Reserve - PA and KY National Guard - NY
Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas Class of 1995
Air Force, 13 Years
HVAC/R Tech.
Richard A. Phillippi
Richard A. Phillippi Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Served in Viet Nam 1968-1969 with the 4'th Inf. Div. What an experience !
Thomas Lindsay
Thomas Lindsay Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years
Active Duty in Tx,Ca & Korea
Walter Delbert Wiltrout   (Deb)
Walter Delbert Wiltrout (Deb) Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Retired United States Army Reserve 31 years. Heavy Construction429th. Engineers, Lanes team Training Instructor Oakdale, Facility team inspection NCO, Moon Township.

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Roseanna Tuttle
Class of '99

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