Elmira Free Academy Alumni

Elmira, New York (NY)

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

Anthony  Lis
Anthony Lis
Class of 2008
Air Force, 4 Years

Korea Conflict ( The forgotten war )
Bob Payne
Bob Payne
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

AF Special Operations/Weapons/Bomb tech/COIN operations, 2 tours Vietnam and environs
Cliff Wilson
Cliff Wilson
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Member of USAF Security Forces.
daniel staight
daniel staight
Class of 1983
Army, 2 Years

13m multiple launch rocket systems crewmember bamburg,germany
david osgood
david osgood
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

3 years at rhein main air base in germany the finished at beale air base in california
Erin Carson
Erin Carson
Class of 2001
Army, 10 Years

Served 10 years in the active Army as a surgical technologist.
Erin Carson
Erin Carson
Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years

I am an operating room technician, currently stationed at Brook army medical center in San Antonio, Tx. I am also persuing my nursing degree so I can one day become an officer.
Frederick H. Donner
Frederick H. Donner
Class of 1954
Air Force, 5 Years

Five years an Air Force lieutenant and air transportation officer in Texas, Wash. state, Taiwan, and Vietnam (1960-65) followed by a career largely centered on S.E. Asia at State and Defense Depts..earning two degrees in East Asia studies enroute.
Gary Fahs
Gary Fahs
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Vietnam Era Veteran served 8 years active duty and 12 years in the reserve retired in 1998. Received 4 Navy Achievement medals during career, served overseas in Japan and Okinawa, Retired as First Class Petty Officer.
Howard F. Horne
Howard F. Horne
Class of 1941
Army, 7 Years

Served in OSS and Military Intelligence
Joseph R Bedell
Joseph R Bedell
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

6 years active (4/2), 25 reserve
Kevin Charles
Kevin Charles
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Active Duty, Air National Guard, Reserves
Larry E. Case
Larry E. Case
Class of 1973
Army, 20 Years

Spent 17yrs in the automotive and track vehicle maintenance field and 3 yrs as a Drill Sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Spent 3 tours in Germany, 2 at
Fort Leonard Wood, 1 Fort Bliss, TX and 1 National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Ca. Retired as Automotive Maintenance Supervisor in 1993.
Louis berman
Louis berman
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Retired in 2006 after 28 years of service as an Army Engineer. Last assignment: commander of an engineer unit at Fort Meade, MD. Previous: commanded engineer task force (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan.
Michael r. Bubacz
Michael r. Bubacz
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

1972, basic tng and AIT, Germany 1/73 till 7/75 Sgt, then ROTC till 12/78, commissioned 2dLt Corps of Engineers, EOBC, then WI Army NG, Platoon Ldr and Company Commander till 2/1986, then to USAR , Captain, then Major, then retired 9/94
Michael S. Schrage
Michael S. Schrage
Class of 1970
Navy, 7 Years

Nuclear Electronic Technician. Served on two submarines: USS Narwhal SSN671 and USS Pargo SSN650
Miles Barnes Jr.
Miles Barnes Jr.
Class of 1992
Navy, 19 Years

recruiting officer United States Navy
Richard Zatcoff
Richard Zatcoff
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

USNR-RET
Robert Brusso
Robert Brusso
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

MOS: 1811- M60-A1 Tanks
Station at Camp Pendelton CA 85 to 89
Robert J Brusso
Robert J Brusso
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Aco 1st Tank BN Los Flores, Camp Pendelton CA M60 A1 Driver 3rd plt.
ron peck
ron peck
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

retired army technician then retired a Bn supply Sergeant
Scott Nichols
Scott Nichols
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt. E-5 Vietnam Era Veteran
Basic training at Paris Island/Advanced training at Camp Lejeune/Honorable Discharge
Sheri L. Woodard-Allington
Sheri L. Woodard-Allington
Class of 1989
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Basic Training and AIT at Ft. Jackson, SC. 71L - Records Clerk; left at a grade of E4-Specialist
Thomas "Tommy" Peters
Thomas "Tommy" Peters
Class of 1970
Navy, 14 Years

Basic and Advanced Training at Great Lakes, IL
Served aboard Destroyers '70-75, 2nd "A" school '75 at Port Hueneme, CA for Seabee Builder. Honorable discharge in 1980, rate BU1, rank E-6
Enlisted in Naval Seabee Reserve in '80 served on Adm, Peter R Brown's staff at Cent Command, MacDill AFB, Tampa, until previous service related injuries forced my discharge in '84.
Tom Magno
Tom Magno
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as a Naval Flight Officer flying the E-2C Hawkeye and F-14 Tomcat, and was decorated for combat action in Libya, Bosnia and Iraq (first Gulf War).
Tom Magno
Tom Magno
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

22 years as a Naval Flight Officer. Flew Grumman E-2C Hawkeye and F-14 Tomcat.
William Brown
William Brown
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years

6 years active duty on destroyers1963-1969. 16 years additional service in the Naval Reserve.

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Will-kyler Lafferty
Class of '83

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