Deer Lakes High School Alumni

Russellton, Pennsylvania (PA)

Military Alumni

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

Brandon Marsico
Brandon Marsico
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Combat Engineer

Served 15 months in Eastern Afghanistan as part of a route clearance platoon which consisted of the removal of IEDs and patroling multiple routes for enemy activity.
Cory Lingelbach
Cory Lingelbach
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Completed Marine corps carreer as a Corporal and memeber of the Fire fighting Crash fire rescue division
Dustin Kruper
Dustin Kruper
Class of 1999
Army, 12 Years

SGT 2,1/2 years Iraq and 1 year Afghanastan
dustin william kruper
dustin william kruper
Class of 1999
Army, 11 Years

artillary
Elizabeth Myers
Elizabeth Myers
Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years

ft mc clelland, redstone arsenal, ft sam houston w/ BAMC & the 41 CSH. camp hovey s. korea w/ 2 FSB/ 2ID. ft hood w/ 2 AD -rolling thunder and 21 CSH.
Jasmine (Persinger) Woeppel
Jasmine (Persinger) Woeppel
Class of 2004
Air Force, 6 Years

171st ARW Pittsburgh, Logistics Planner (currently still serving)
Jim Wallace
Jim Wallace
Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years

Submarine Force, USS Ethan Allen SSBN 608
Joseph Grunden
Joseph Grunden
Class of 1996
Army, 11 Years

19Delta Cav Scout
Justin Bertha
Justin Bertha
Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years

Aviation refuel operations two tours Iraq one tour Afghanistan achieved rank of staff sergeant
Kathleen Burns Gamble
Kathleen Burns Gamble
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Cryptologic Technician (NSGA)
Kurt Stridinger
Kurt Stridinger
Class of 1980
Army, 15 Years

US ARMY Staff Sargent
Electronic Communications Specialist
Persian Gulf War 1990-1991
PAARNG 1980-1986
7th ID, Fort Ord, CA 1987-1990
3rd ID Germany, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq,1990-1993
USAATC Fort Knox, KY 1993-1995

Member Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Kurt Stridinger
Kurt Stridinger
Class of 1980
Army, 15 Years

US ARMY Staff Sargent
Electronic Communications Specialist
Persian Gulf War 1990-1991
PAARNG 1980-1986
7th ID, Fort Ord, CA 1987-1990
3rd ID Germany, Saudia Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq,1990-1993
USAATC Fort Knox, KY 1993-1995

Member Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Mark Hamilton
Mark Hamilton
Class of 1999
Navy, 5 Years

Surface Warfare Officer. 3 Deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, 1 in support of Anti-Piracy and Human Smuggling Operations in the Horn of Africa.
Mark Hamilton
Mark Hamilton
Class of 1999
Navy, 13 Years

Served aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) as the Gunnery Officer, USS NITZE (DDG 94) as the Fire Control Officer, USS STERETT (DDG 104) as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. Ashore I served as the Operations Support Officer at Maritime Expeditionary Security Group TWO, the Admin Officer at Navy Operational Support Center North Island, and as a staff officer at Naval Base Coronado. Deployed 3 times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. Achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Awards include: the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Ribbon (3 awards), the Expert Marksman Pistol Medal, Expert Marksman Rifle Medal, and the Battle “E” Medal (2 awards).
mark staub
mark staub
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

USS Sierra
Paula (Sowanick) Fortier
Paula (Sowanick) Fortier
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

PNC(SW/AW) - Chief Personnelman (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare). Active duty from December 1983 to May 2004. Served onboard USS Frank Cable (AS 40) and USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). Shore stations at NAS Meridian, MS; NTC Orlando, FL; NAVSTA Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and EPMAC New Orleans, LA.
Sharla (Gates) Cruz
Sharla (Gates) Cruz
Class of 1993
Air Force, 11 Years

Served three years in the Army Reserves in Orlando, FL as a Flight Operations Specialist.

Continue to serve in the Air Force Reserves in Pittsburgh, PA as a C-130 Flight Engineer with the 911th Airlift Wing.

Was activated in 2003 for two years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Had four rotations to the desert during that time.
Stephen Kopylcheck
Stephen Kopylcheck
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

infantry. 3 combat tours.
stephen kopylcheck
stephen kopylcheck
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

stationed at camp lejeune for years as a mortarman. did 2 seven month deployments to iraq. one in haiti and one in ramadi. did one 3 month deployment to haiti.
Steve Wisnieski
Steve Wisnieski
Class of 1976
Army, 12 Years

Tactical COMSEC Repairman
Susan (Zilka) Swartz
Susan (Zilka) Swartz
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

1982-1985 - Misawa AB, Japan (6920th ESG)
1985-1991 - Fort George G. Meade, MD (6932/6941 ESG)
1991-1994 - Elmendorf AFB, AK (6981/381AIA)
1994-1997 - Fort George G. Meade, MD (29 Intelligence Squadron)
1997 - 1999 - Alice Springs, Austrialia (694 Intelligence Group)
1999-2001 - Elmendorf AFB, AK (301 OSS)
2001-2003- Hickam AFB, HI (324 IS)
2003 - 2005 - Vandenberg AFB, CA (614 Space Intelligence Squadron)
Tim Callender
Tim Callender
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

Damage Control Petty Officer

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Bonnie Schultz
Class of '84

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Our Deer Lakes High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Deer Lakes High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Russellton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!