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
Alan C. Speirs Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years ALAN C. SPEIRS SERGEANT FIRST CLASS UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE ______________________________________________________________________________ Drill Sergeant Speirs was born in Brookville Pennsylvania to Mr. Willis M. Speirs of Miller South Dakota and Mrs. Audrey J. Speirs of Marienville Pennsylvania. Drill Sergeant Speirs graduated from Cranford High School of Cranford New Jersey and Union County Technical Institute of Scotch Plains New Jersey in 1983. He distinguished himself by representing his high school on three consecutive Junior Achievement Awards and economic incentive trips to Bermuda, Bahamas and Orlando Florida respectfully. After graduation, he retuned to Junior Achievement as an instructor. He distinguished himself by graduating in the top ten percent of his class at Union County Technical Institute and was ask to represent his school during youth government projects. He entered military service by enlisting in the United States Army in June 1985. He completed his basic training at Fort Jackson South Carolina, where he earned a certificate of achievement for his efforts. He has challenged himself by attended three Advanced Individual Training schools; in 1986 at Fort Eustis Virginia, graduated 68/M AH1S Cobra Attack Helicopter Armament System Repairer; in 1989 graduating 11B Infantryman from Infantry School 78th Infantry Division, Fort Dix New Jersey; and in 1993 graduating as a 96B Intelligence Analyst from Fort Huachuca Arizona. Drill Sergeant Speirs military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course ( Phase I &II ), Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course ( Phase I & II ), Combat Life Savers Course, Battle Focus Instructors Course, Maneuver Control Systems Course ( MCS ), Basic Airborne Course, Drill Sergeant Academy, Drill Sergeants Academy Instructors Course, and the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. Drill Sergeant Speirs assignments include: 5th Attack Helicopter Battalion 5th ID ( M ) Fort Polk Louisiana, 78th Infantry Division Fort Dix New Jersey, Primary Leadership Development Course instructor Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania, S-2 Intelligence Section HHC 4th Aviation Bde Fliegerhorst Concern Hanau Germany, HHC 3rd Bn 156 Infantry Division Lake Charles Louisiana, 3rd Bn 485th Regt (BCT) , 108th Infantry Division and currently assigned as a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant Instructor to D Co. 1st Bn 378th Regt ( BCT ) Lafayette, Louisiana. His deployments include the following: Operations in the former Republic of Yugoslavia and Macedonia and Mobilization for Enduring Freedom. Drill Sergeants Speirs awards and decorations include the following: Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Army Commendation Medal (3) Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Nation Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Hour Glass and Mobilization Device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3) Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Medal, Macedonia Campaign Ribbon, United Nations Protection Force Yugoslavia, Nato Medal, Drill Sergeant Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Drivers Badge, Expert Badge M16-A2, M249, M-9 Pistol and the German Shutzensner Marksmen Badge in Silver. Drill Sergeant Alan C. Speirs and his wife Ruth Anne Speirs, of 20 years of marriage, currently reside in Deridder Louisiana with their five children Alan C. Speirs II, Willis P. Speirs, Daniel J. Speirs, Shannon M. Speirs and Joshua A. Speirs. They are currently being home schooled and participle in the family readiness program. The three oldest children have distinguished them selves by earning recognition for their efforts in assisting the unit in field training exercise recovery and they are currently active in the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol.
Chuck Sizer Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 5 Years Naval Aviator, Vietnam Vet, Medivac Helicopter Pilot
James E O'Donnell Class of 1973
Navy, 3 Years Hospital Corpsman
JOSEPH P. MINNOCK Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years 101ST AIR BORNE DIED NOV. 1965
Michael E. Sapara Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years served as a combatinfantryman with 9th infantry division Mekong Delta Republic of South Vietnam Richie Schlenger CLASS OF 65 served with me .
Michael E. Sapara Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years In MeMorium Raymond J. Ashnault 1st Cav. Division Vietnam KIA- Aug.19, 1969
Peter J Malaspina Jr. Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years Viet Nam 67-68
Robert Hill Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Combat Engineer Officer, ANGLICO Officer, Amtrac Ex Officer, Joint Special Operations Officer for Caribbean countries (South Comm). Retired 0-6.
Selean Koury Class of 1946
Navy, 4 Years Radioman aboard the DDE USS Epperson 719. Two years at the Naval Air station, Coco Solo, Canal Zone. Korean Veteran 1948- 1952
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