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

Have you lost your East Syracuse-minoa Central High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Spartans lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Dr. Michael Evans
Dr. Michael Evans Class of 1984
Navy, 5 Years
US Navy Seabees, Field Engineer, Received the Navy Marine Corps Medal for Heroism
George L Thomas
George L Thomas Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Began service with the Army. He was stationed in several locations in the United States. He also served in Thailand and Viet Nam. He was married nine days before he went to Viet Nam. He got out in 1966. Then, six years later he joined the Air Force. He began as a household goods inspector and was in charge of booking travel for military and their families. Then he became a Logistics Planner and orchestrated movement of troops and planes all over the country and the world. His "claim to fame" is that he was the NCOIC who was in charge of planning and executing the movement of NASA equipment and personnel to White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico when the space shuttle had to land there due to bad weather on both coasts. He retired from the Air Force in 1989 after 20 years of service.
George Leroy Thomas
George Leroy Thomas Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served overseas in Vietnam, Thailand and Okinawa. First three years in Army and seventeen in Air Force. Stateside assignments in Massachusetts, Missouri, Delaware, New Mexico and Kansas. Retired in 1989 at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS
Jim Greiner
Jim Greiner Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Served as a Military Policeman from 1982 to 2008 including overseas tours in Germany (2), Korea (3), Bosnia, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Patrick M Cavanaugh
Patrick M Cavanaugh Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
3 active 20 reserves retired as a Firstsgt. Was a bridge specialist on active duty and a combat engr in reserves, Drill Sgt, Drill Sgt leader, Firstsgt.
Richard (Dick) Francis Hoyt
Richard (Dick) Francis Hoyt Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in Helicopter Utility Squadron One Ream Field Calif. 1960-63. Got out Reenlisted in 1965 served in various ships and stations . Ship USS Belknap CG26 collided with JFK in 1975 transferred to PHIBCB TWO, Then to FTC in Norfolk, VA and retired after 221/2 yrs in 1981
Robert Davidson
Robert Davidson Class of 1984
Army, 17 Years
Currently at Fort MacPherson, Atlanta GA.

Classmates Spotlight

East Syracuse-minoa Central High School Classmates

Ryan Zwiesler
Class of '97

Alumni Stories

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School News

East Syracuse Marching Band Reunion from 1961-2012

We will have a reunion May 31st and June1st 2013. For details go to and click Alumni

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