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

Alicia Greer
Alicia Greer
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

supply specialist. will be serving for 8 years.
anthony (tony) jackson
anthony (tony) jackson
Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years

geospatial analys
Bill Dawkins
Bill Dawkins
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the Air Force before graduation and spent most of my career in the Pacific stationed in Hawaii, Philippines, Korea, and Okinawa.
Bill Hudanll
Bill Hudanll
Class of 2001
Air Force, 9 Years

9 years and to be cont... Electrician
Carol Reed
Carol Reed
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Ft. Knox, KY 1975 -1978
Carol Reed
Carol Reed
Class of 1975
Air Force, 3 Years

Stationed at Fort Knox, KY 1975-1978
Chad Carter
Chad Carter
Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years

Basic Training and M1A1 Abrams AIT in Ft. Knox, KY in 2002
Stationed in Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft. Polk, LA temporarily for train-up to deployment to Iraq
Served in Iraq in 2004 (OIF II) with the 1st Infantry Division
Honorable discharge in 2008
Charles McIntosh
Charles McIntosh
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Served 2 tours in Iraq, 1 in South America and most recently in Afghanastan. Wouded in action 6 Nov 2009 received the Purple Heart.
Crystal Swartz-Sandor
Crystal Swartz-Sandor
Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years

I was a 5-ton truck driver, but while in Iraq we up armored the trucks and did gun support for other convoys. While in Iraq we were stationed at Al Taqqadum, and there I was able to see TJ Douglas! I was medically discharged 3 weeks prior to my 6year ETS due to the injuries I sustained from an IED while in Iraq.
Dale Carnell
Dale Carnell
Class of 1972
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

USCG-Reserves, retired w/25 years service; Port Security and member of the Space Shuttle Ops team.
Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1975, retired 2005
David Sampson
David Sampson
Class of 1973
Air Force, 21 Years

Air Force Officer and fighter pilot for 20+ years. Desert Storm combat veteran. Commanded the 333rd Fighter Squadron. Retired from active duty in 1998.
Deb Hughes
Deb Hughes
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired from the Navy after 20+ years. I retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Participated in Grenada, Lebanon, Libya, Persian Gulf, Desert Shield and Gulf war campaigns. I was the first female in the history of the US Navy to be selected as a Chief Warrant Officer in an Engineering discipline.
Dorothy Louise Heintz (Wallis)
Dorothy Louise Heintz (Wallis)
Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years

Served with the Signal Corps. My assignment was at Fort McPherson, Fort Bliss, and South Korea.
Duane A. Graham
Duane A. Graham
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Duane entered into the Navy's delayed entry program on 4 June 1983, three days before graduating from EHS. He completed basic training in Orlando Florida and attended Aviation Machinist Mate "A" School in Millington Tennessee in 1984. He served as a jet propulsion mechanic on the A-7E, TA-7C, EC-130Q, E-6A, and SH-60B aircraft and also overhauled the engines for the F-14A aircraft. His duty assignments included VA-174 at NAS Cecil Field, VQ-4 at NAS Patuxent River, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department at NAS Oceana, HSL-42 and HSL-44 at NS Mayport, and Navair Depot at NAS Jacksonville. He deployed onboard USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) and USS Simpson (FFG-56) and participated in combat operations in Kosovo. He retired from active duty in 2005 and currently resides in Huntsville Alabama where he continues to support the warfighter working with the US Army on Redstone Arsenal as a Senior Technical Specialist for their Aviation Engineering Directorate.
Ernie Malick
Ernie Malick
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

26 months in Vietnam
Frederick "Rick" O. Poling Jr.
Frederick "Rick" O. Poling Jr.
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Military Police Correctional Specialist, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 04/08/75 through 04/07/1978
Frederick "Rick" Poling
Frederick "Rick" Poling
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Basic Training - Ft. Knox,
AIT Military Police/Corrections School Ft. Gorden
Correctional Specialist (Prison Guard) Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas 08/1975 - 04/1978
Glenn Barber
Glenn Barber
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Retire First Sergeant
Artilleryman / Mechanized Infantry
Desert Storm
Afghanistan
Balkans
Glenn E. Spencer Jr.
Glenn E. Spencer Jr.
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Chemical warrant officer
Glenn E. Spencer Jr.
Glenn E. Spencer Jr.
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Chemical Warrant Officer
James E. Damron
James E. Damron
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Entered active duty in March 1966, went to basic training at Ft Benning GA, AIT Ft Monmouth NJ, 1st Duty Station Ft Carson CO went on to serve in Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Korea, Okinawa ,Knoxville TN, Ft Gordon GA, Germany, retired 1986.
john bennett
john bennett
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

Rank-Captain. Artillery officer. Served 1966-1972. Vietnam service 1969-1970. Served with Americal Division as an Artillery Liaison Officer. Last assignment was as a Basic Training Company Commander at Fort Knox Kentucky.
John Scott Bender
John Scott Bender
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I enlisted in the Air Force right after high school and learned carpentry. I was a carpenter for 11 years and then retrained into emergency management. I spent over 10 years in Germany, a year in Korea, and around the US in California, Florida, and Hawaii.
JOHN WURGLER
JOHN WURGLER
Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years

U.S ARMY RECRUITER IN CANTON, OH IS CURRENTLY A STAFF SERGEANT PLANS TO RETIRE
Johnnie Slayton
Johnnie Slayton
Class of 1991
Army, 19 Years

Airborne, Infantry and USAREC
Joseph Stolz
Joseph Stolz
Class of 1991
Navy, 7 Years

Air Traffic Controller stationed in Jacksonville FL.
Joshua DeGraw
Joshua DeGraw
Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years

Joined Active Army right after graduation. Served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1999-2001. Joined the Army Reserves in 2004 to present. Was deployed to Iraq in 2004 and in 2009. Currently a Staff Sergeant.
Karl M. Gibbons
Karl M. Gibbons
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam as an artillery gun chief in 1969.
Kathy L. Porter
Kathy L. Porter
Class of 1969
Navy, 3 Years

I was a Yeoman and was stationed in Washington DC during the Veitnam War. It is an experience I will never forget and if I had to do it over again, I would.
Kristi Cooley
Kristi Cooley
Class of 1996
Air Force, 7 Years

178th Security Forces Squadron
Springfield MAP, Ohio

6th Security Forces Squadron
MacDill AFB, Tampa
Larry Burgy
Larry Burgy
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Lance Corporal in Desert Storm
Larry G Landis
Larry G Landis
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 Yrs. 4 mos. active duty aboard Naval Destroyer in 6th Fleet. Worked in Combat Information Center as Radarman 2nd Class (E-5). Cuban Blockade was 1st. 3 tours in Mediterranean into Red Sea through Suez Canal around Egypt. We were in a convoy that picked up the 1st Astronauts that landed in the Atlantic. Served from 1961-1966 while Vietnam War was building. I enlisted in the Navy with Cody Larusso.
larry legg
larry legg
Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years

medic
lonney ray murphy
lonney ray murphy
Class of 1991
Army, 5 Years

served at ft. campbell, ky. graduated from air assault school 1992, graduated from airborne school 1994, graduated from ranger school 1993, served 1 year at camp casey, korea honorable discharge 1996
lonnie benjamin
lonnie benjamin
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Illustrator, 14th Air Force
lonnie benjamin
lonnie benjamin
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Illustrator, 14th Air Force
lonnie benjamin
lonnie benjamin
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Illustrator, 14th Air Force
Marie Cochran
Marie Cochran
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

Army National Guard 1997-2003. Deployed October 2001- April 2003
Mark Lampe
Mark Lampe
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

Avaition Support Equip. Tech. spent all 4yrs on the USS Coral Sea CV-43. Made a World Cruise along with several trips to the Med.

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Kimberly Mesko
Class of '81

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