East High School Alumni

Erie, 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

Crystal Ayala
Crystal Ayala
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

Human Resources Sergeant
David Austin
David Austin
Class of 1955
Air Force, 18 Years

Six years USMC/Recon
18 years USAF/ Intelligence, B-52 Gunnmer/ Sq Cdr/ after MBA became Pro Mgr for new weapons systems, final assignment to NASA as QA Mgr Space Shuttle Progam. Retired USAF 1980, retired NASAS 1997.
David Austin
David Austin
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

USMC 11th grade-61, USAF 61-Retired as Major in 80. Marine Recon, AF B-52 Gunner, AF MAINT Officer, AF R&D New Weapons Systems, last assigned to NASA as QA Manager on Space Shuttle, Retired AF 80 and remained at NASA to retire in 97.
David Shirley
David Shirley
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chaplain LTC, Ret. after 33 years of service in the United States Air Force August 1, 2016.
DeWayne Hooker
DeWayne Hooker
Class of 1985
Army, 10 Years

Communications Section Chief; Operation Desert Storm; 3 yrs as Drill Sgt; achieved the rank of SSgt.
Donald Estok
Donald Estok
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Joined while in HS, 1967 on delay program. Went in 1968 right after graduation. Spent 4 years and came out Sgt E5. Joined Coast Guard and retired as Warrant Officer 4 (Comm) after 31 years.
Frank Malanowski
Frank Malanowski
Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years

1965 - 1971
Glenn Long
Glenn Long
Class of 1967
Air Force, 6 Years

USAF Dec '69 to Apr '76; spent 2 years in Minot, ND and 4 in Little Rock, AR
Gloria J Olson
Gloria J Olson
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

aviation structural mechanic, company commander at recruit training in Orlando for 4 years, educational services officer, worked with a squadron of P-3's during Desert Storm, and hold a Navy Achievment Medal.
Jack Courtney
Jack Courtney
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

USMC 1964 - 1968 Active 68- 70 Reserve
USN 1970 - 1983 Reserve
USMC 1983 - 1985 Active
USN 1985 - 1995 Reserve
Jack W. Courtney
Jack W. Courtney
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 27 years in Marine Corps & Navy. Love being retired in the Baltimore - Annapolis Md area. Still love to cruise!
Jason Epperson
Jason Epperson
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Joined as a Junior in High school.
Jeffrey Empey
Jeffrey Empey
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

Jeff was active for 4 years and spear headed our attack in Afghanistan in 2001. He went back in 2003. He is now serving in the PA National Gaurd in Erie, PA.
JOHN  T.  RAICA
JOHN T. RAICA
Class of 1954
Army, 6 Years

Served 3 years at the U,S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Holabird, Baltimore,Md. I was a photo interpreter which led to my career path with the Central Intelligence Agency.
John Konopka
John Konopka
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Intelligence. Turkey
John R Washok
John R Washok
Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chanute AFB 58-64, Wheelus AFB North Africa 64-67 Andrews AFB 67-68 Vietnam 68-70 Laughlin AFB 70-76 Little Rock AFB 76-80 Live in Jacksonville, ARK
Justin Sweeney
Justin Sweeney
Class of 2004
Army, 1 Years

Currently stationed at Camp Stanley, South Korea as a Food Service Specialist/ Administrative Aid
Justin Sweeney
Justin Sweeney
Class of 2004
Army, 7 Years

Former U.S. Army Sergeant
Karen Bauman Fairbanks
Karen Bauman Fairbanks
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Executive Administrative Assistant. Currently serving in Iraq since Aug 2008 as a member of the command group for Mulit-National Forces - Iraq. Love my job!
Kevin Speice
Kevin Speice
Class of 2001
Navy, 5 Years

Kevin is an E5 currently stationed in Gulfport, MS. His last two times away from home port, he has been to Iraq. He also has been to Guam and China. Go Warriors

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Bobby O’meara
Class of '87

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