DeLand High School Alumni

DeLand, Florida (FL)

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

Al Spaterna
Al Spaterna
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Submariner
Alan McClelland
Alan McClelland
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Served Dec 66 thru Nov 70 N.A.S Key West, Fla -- N.A.S. Whidbey Island, Washington -- M.C.A.S. Iwakuni, Japan
N.A.S. Barbers Point, Hawaii ---
Benjamin Badeau
Benjamin Badeau
Class of 2000
Navy, 6 Years

Naval Nuclear Power Program. Operation Enduring Freedom.
biff thursam
biff thursam
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

description of my service with over 20 years, let me think, a few bad times, a lot of good times and some that we can't talk about.
Bill Barlow
Bill Barlow
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Still serving after 26 years.
Brendan Lowenstein
Brendan Lowenstein
Class of 1988
Army, 7 Years

Army Medic E-5 assigned to 1/5 Infantry in Camp Hovey, Korea, Noble Army Hospital, Ft McClelland, AL and 123rd MSB, Anderson Barracks in Dexheim, Germany. Deployed to Bosnia for IFOR.
Brian Nolan
Brian Nolan
Class of 1981
Marine Corps Reserve, 23 Years

Retired USMCR, Desert Storm, Iraq.
Charles Stuart Lockwood
Charles Stuart Lockwood
Class of 1990
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired after 23 years of proud military service
Christopher A. McRee
Christopher A. McRee
Class of 1988
Air Force, 3 Years

usaf security police
Christopher Scott Sexton
Christopher Scott Sexton
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Iraq: War - Infantry First Division , 5th Marines
3 Tours of Iraq
Daniel Burke
Daniel Burke
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Maintenance
Daniel Joseph Friend
Daniel Joseph Friend
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Trained at Ft. Jackson, SC, then Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD in Helicopter weapons. Sent to Manheim, Germany for tour
Danny Johnson
Danny Johnson
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

20 year career in Security Police/Forces working a wide range of positions, such as Bomber Alert Area Supervisor/Weapons Storage Area Supervisor for B-52 Bombers, Squad Leader during Desert Shield/Strom, Training Manager, and Flight Sergeant. Duty assignments: Robins AFB Ga, Murted Turkey, Shaw AFB SC, Kunsan AB Korea, Minot AFB ND, Comiso AS Italy, Malmstrom.
Daryl Ward
Daryl Ward
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Working on the President's Helicopters radios.
David Harlow
David Harlow
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

1967-1969 Infantry and Special Services
Donald M Morrison
Donald M Morrison
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

Stationed basically in Kentucky and Germany - a good way to pay for college
Donald Michael McComb
Donald Michael McComb
Class of 1964
Air Force, 5 Years

Captain US Air Force Right Seater (WSO) of F111-A Fighter Bomber 76 Combat Missions, Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Metal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters....it was a Honor to serve my Country
Donald Mikitta
Donald Mikitta
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Basic at Lackland, Tech School at Lowry (IYAAYAS), Kadena, with a TDY in Thailand, final at Eglin.

I have remained active with the Civil Air Patrol since 1978
Edgar Eugene Corson, Jr.
Edgar Eugene Corson, Jr.
Class of 1957
Air Force, 32 Years

F101-B pilot, Logistics Officer. Suffolk County AFB, Hamilton, Lowery, Barksdale, March & Norton Air Force Bases. Retired Lt/Col.
Elford E. Thompson
Elford E. Thompson
Class of 1956
Army, 3 Years

Worked in the Army Security Agency. Interesting work, rarely a dull moment. Glad I did it, and glad it is over.
Gregory T. Burden
Gregory T. Burden
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Fuels(POL)Trained At Barksdale AFB, in Louisiana, TDY (Gwam), PCS(Utapao, Thailand, Discharged( Shaw AFB, SC
Harvey Dunn
Harvey Dunn
Class of 1958
Navy, 7 Years

Served in Hawaii and in Southern California as a Communications Technician.
henry charles thursam
henry charles thursam
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

vietnam 67-69, beirut 83
James A. Collins
James A. Collins
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired SCPO
James A. Collins
James A. Collins
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired SCPO
James A. Collins
James A. Collins
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Senior Chief Petty Officer. (Surface Warfare)
Jed Lacey
Jed Lacey
Class of 1977
Army, 2 Years

Military Police / E-4
Ft. Ord California
Jeff Thursam
Jeff Thursam
Class of 1976
Navy, 12 Years

Work on thing that went Boom!
Jennifer Baatstad
Jennifer Baatstad
Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years

United States Navy Blue Angels
Avionics Technician
Jim Norconk, Jr.
Jim Norconk, Jr.
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

US Naval Academy Class of 69. Retired Commander
Jocelyn cox
Jocelyn cox
Class of 1971
Army, 5 Years

Air traffic controller combat rated and FAA rated.
Jocelyn Cox-Hargrove
Jocelyn Cox-Hargrove
Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years

Air traffic controller FAA certified and Combat rated E-5
Joey Beck
Joey Beck
Class of 1988
Army, 17 Years

US. Army, stationed in Germany
John Cosimini
John Cosimini
Class of 1993
Army, 2 Years

Automated Logistics Specialist
Joseph Beck
Joseph Beck
Class of 1988
Army, 18 Years

18 plus years and still going...
Joseph Holgate
Joseph Holgate
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Senior Supply Sergeant, graduated Distinguish Graduate from the Senior NCO Logistics school at Fort Lee. Supported troops and accounted for Unit Property for Artillery, Infantry, Supply & Transport, Medivac, and for Three year was the 1st Supplyt Sergeant for Embry Riddle University's Army ROTC program. Retired May 1998.
Kat (O'Connor) Atwood
Kat (O'Connor) Atwood
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Our Father, John O'Connor, was the Navy recruiter in DeLand. He served 32 years and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Currently living in Port Orange with our Mother, Betty, his wife of 55 years.

Brother John O'Connor, retired from the Navy after 20+ years and is now a DeLand Fireman.

Brother Bill O'Connor, a Navy Veteran and current Director, Continuing Education, Stetson University.

Brother Jim O'Connor, an Air Force Veteran, currently living/working in Jacksonville, FL.

I retired after twenty-two years in the Navy. And, my husband, retired after serving twenty-six years in the Navy.

This year (2012) our family has been honored to be requested to serve as Grand Marshall for the Deland Veterans' Day Parade in November 2012.
Kenneth D Jones
Kenneth D Jones
Class of 1978
Army, 13 Years

82nd Airborne..75th Ranger Regt..Army Intel
Kyle NeSmith
Kyle NeSmith
Class of 1988
Army, 18 Years

Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Lawrence Gordon
Lawrence Gordon
Class of 1978
Navy, 7 Years

Reactor operator in the Nuclear Power Program. Served aboard the USS Sand Lance, SSN660, a fast attack submarine.

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Will Powers
Class of '80

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Our DeLand 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 DeLand High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in DeLand are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!