Deptford High School Alumni

Deptford, New Jersey (NJ)

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

Bill Danzi
Bill Danzi
Class of 1984
Navy, 22 Years

US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Active Duty USN Retired. Enlisted in 1990 E1-E6, then Commissioned Line Officer in 1999, Retired from USFFC Norfolk, VA September 1, 2012. Operation Desert Storm Veteran.
CARL W. MCCLOUD
CARL W. MCCLOUD
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the Army in 1971 right after graduating from DTHS and asked to go to Vietnam but was sent to Germany instead where I spent the next 7 years. From there I returned to the states for a year and was soon right back in Germany for another 4 years. By the time I retired in 2001 I had served in Europe a total of 15 years of the 30 years I served on active duty. What a blast!
Charles McDevitt
Charles McDevitt
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Submarine Veteran, Drill Instructor, Member of Naval Special Warfare Unit, Operation Desert Storm. 1975 Viet Nam campaign
Geri Schissler Kohler
Geri Schissler Kohler
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered Basic just after graduation from HS. I was an Aerospace Physiology Instructor, training aircrew on the adverse effects of flight. (GREATEST JOB IN THE WORLD!!) Major assignments included Laughlin AFB, Texas; Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan; Holloman AFB, New Mexico; Tyndall AFB, Florida. Retired after 20 years in 2003.
Lyle Francis Padilla
Lyle Francis Padilla
Class of 1974
Army, 29 Years

1974-78 - Air Force ROTC
1978-85 -Active Air Force (F-4 Phantom Weapons Systems Officer) and Air Force Reserve
1985-1996 New Jersey Army National Guard Armor/Cavalry officer at 3rd Battalion 102nd Armor/5th Squadron 117th Cavalry at Vineland NJ
1996-2003 Army Reserve
2003 to present- Retired Major
Patricia Lowery
Patricia Lowery
Class of 1976
Navy, 8 Years

U.S. Navy
USS L.Y. Spear (AS-36), Norfolk, VA (1978-82)
VF-124, Miramar Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA (1982-86)
Sargeant Zacharie G. Hirshorn
Sargeant Zacharie G. Hirshorn
Class of 2002
Army, 12 Years

Zach served 5 yrs in the Air Force before switching to the Army to be a Cavalry Scout. Where he served in Korea and Iraq. Zacharie died from PTSD and TBI related issues from his service on August 29th, 2014. Our Hero
Selena Nadine Higgs
Selena Nadine Higgs
Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years

I entered the Army in Jun 95. I will have 23 years in Jun 18 and am a Master Sergeant (E-8). I have served all over the world to include, Hawaii, Germany, Korea, Kuwait, Iraq and various stateside locations. I have been in various positions to include, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, and Drill Sergeant. Currently, I am an Inspector General at The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. I enjoy taking care of Soldiers and their families. I love what I do. Retirement is in my future, but for now, I will continue to serve.
Tina Allikas-Balsamo
Tina Allikas-Balsamo
Class of 1984
Navy, 3 Years

Served 3 yrs active and 9 Reserve. Norfolk, VA
Tom Pollard
Tom Pollard
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam Campaign

Classmates Spotlight

Deptford High School Classmates

Aleisha Dickerson
Class of '02

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School News

1959-2009 Marching Band

50th. Anniversary Celebration
Deptford Spartan Marching Band Luncheon
Sunday Dec. 6, 2009
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Our Deptford 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 Deptford High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Deptford are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!