Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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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)
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.
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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Class of '91

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