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

Adam C Ratcliff
Adam C Ratcliff Class of 2007
Navy, 1 Years
Adam is currently serving aboard the USS Pearl Harbor. He is in his first year of an 8 year enlistment.
Ashley Scudder
Ashley Scudder Class of 2001
Navy, 5 Years
Stationed on board the USS Ronald Reagan, Ashley worked as an AO. She left active duty as an AO2 (E-5) and is still serving in the Navy Reserves. She participated in the Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom and was awarded various sea service ribbons. In 2008 shortly before her end of tour she was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievment Medal for outstanding service while stationed onboard the USS Ronald Reagan.
Barbara Burgess
Barbara Burgess Class of 1972
Army, 2 Years
Personnel Management Specialist
Chelsey Maag
Chelsey Maag Class of 2010
Navy, 4 Years
Stationed onboard USS Germantown (LSD 42) in Sasebo, Japan in a forward deployed Seven Fleet. Spent 4 years conducting many joint-service exercises sailing all over the world working along with the 31st MEU as well as foreign relations.
Derek Kinzel
Derek Kinzel Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years
Airframe/Powerplant specialist, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Restoring Rights, Checkmate, Powder River, among many others.
Donald R. Maurer
Donald R. Maurer Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Right out of high school, basic at Parris Island 65'. Off to Camp Lejeune in Artillery. Ended up in an administrative position. Made 2 cruises , one to Puerto Rico and Cuba. Spent a year in Washington, D.C. with the Marine Barracks honor guard. Performed ceremonial duties at State Department, Arlington Cemetery (burials). White House and Capitol Building. Was associated with the burial of Bobby Kennedy and riot control during the Martin Luther King killing. Slept in the Capitol Building during the riots of 68'. First time troops had been quartered there since the Civil War. Spent a year in Vietnam with the Marine Air Wing. Honorable Discharge obtained.
Doug Hepler
Doug Hepler Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Hull Technician (Shipfitter), 11/78 to 10/05. Retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
Doug Wood
Doug Wood Class of 1972
Navy, 10 Years
Independent Duty Corpsman. Assigned to 2 Marine Division. Great times really miss it. Too old and fat to do it now
Duane Kari
Duane Kari Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years
Fighter Pilot, F-101, F-111 and A-1 Skyraider. Two tours in Viet Nam. Loved every minute of it !
James Frankland
James Frankland Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted November 1961. Stationed at Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH, Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, Andersen AFB, Guam, Andrews AFB, MD, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington DC. Retired as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving 26 years.
James Plazo
James Plazo Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Joined OH Army National Guard 2/107 Armored Cavalry while working at Firestone and going to school nights at Akron. Commissioned in 78, Active with 3rd Brigade 9th Infantry Division Air Defense Artillery at Ft Lewis WA thru 81. Returned to 2/107 Cavalry in Canton. Served as unit Battery Cmdr in Alliance 4yrs. Active duty 88 till 92 as Asst Prof of ROTC at Akron. Besides Rotc courses taught American History at university, Returned to National Guard and was regimental Fire Support Officer, Brigade Fore Support Officer, State of OH Artillery Transition Officer. Artillery Battalion Operations Officer. Rank of Major. Next in line for Executive Officer of Battalion when I accepted a transfer in my civilian job to Atlanta GA -
Jayne Hinton
Jayne Hinton Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years
After basic training and Signal School went to Ft. Monroe, VA and worked in the CONARC emergency operation center (war room for the continental US.) Transferred to Ft. Hood, TX and was made the unit Training NCO for the WAC company. Served 1 year in the Ohio Army National Guard after active duty. Discharged as an E-5.
Jim Kitchen
Jim Kitchen Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Force pilot. Retired in 1989
John Russell
John Russell Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
aircraft supertendent
John Thornsberry
John Thornsberry Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
22 years of active duty service. Served in Germany (1970-1973 and 1982-1986), Del Rio TX, Myrtle Beach SC, Omaha NE, Ft Stewart GA, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Dover DE. After retiring in 1994 I moved to the Charleston SC area. In 2002 I returned to Government Service as a civilian, serving 7 years at the 28th Operational Weather Squadron as Lead Meteorologist in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The final 3 years where at Ft Campbell KY, supporting the 160th Special Operations Battalion, retiring in 2012.
Keith Miller
Keith Miller Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Combat Engieen in Vietnam, than went into logistics was property book officer. Retired out of Ft Stewart,GA
Kristine Ruiz
Kristine Ruiz Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years
Stationed in Germany three of the four years of service. My job description was a petroleum supply specialist. Was serving during Desert Storm.
Larry W Folden
Larry W Folden Class of 1964
Navy, 2 Years
Electronics & radioman school/ RM-E4 USS Aldeberian AF10 & USS Duncan AR12
Mary Hamrick
Mary Hamrick Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Traveled the world, stationed in Naples, Italy for four years, stationed at the NDSTC in Panama City FL for 4 years, recalled to Desert Storm. Currently serving on the USN Northern California Funeral Honor Detail performing honors for deceased USN active duty sailors and US Navy veterans.
Robert W. Bebout
Robert W. Bebout Class of 1988
Navy, 17 Years
joined for school money and stuck it out. USS Sierra (AD-18) USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) SIMA Norfolk Va. USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) Seal Delivery Vehicle Team 2 Navy Recruiting Station Johnstown, Pa only 3 more to my 1st pension

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Duane Kari
Class of '57

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Lindy Vesa

My friend Lindy Vesa Died December 25, 2017. I will miss a lifetime of friendship. Coventry High School Class of 1970
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