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Honored Military Alumni


Class of 0
, Years

Alphonso Jefferson, Jr.
Alphonso Jefferson, Jr.
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

20 years in the Navy Reserves. Achieved the enilisted rank of Chief Petty Officer, and was selected for an officer program. Currently, Lieutenant. Recalled to active duty for duty in Afghanistan in 2007.
Alvin Rekau
Alvin Rekau
Class of 1978
Army, 3 Years

82nd Airborne 1/17 Air Calavery B troop1979-1980
Angela Dugan (Athey)
Angela Dugan (Athey)
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

En2 aboard USS Alamogordo, Stationed in Charleston, SC
Anthony Slamin
Anthony Slamin
Class of 1991
Air Force, 19 Years

18 Years - Total Military Service and counting (17 years Navy - 2 years Air Force
April A Little (Peterson)
April A Little (Peterson)
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

YN1 (E-6) (Ret)
86 HSL 42, FL
91 FLTSURVSUPCOM, VA
95 NAVSTA, Rota Spain
98 NAVOPMEDINST, FL
00 COMPACFLT, Pearl Harbor
03-06 SECNAVCORB, DC
Beverly Wells Middleton
Beverly Wells Middleton
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Semper Fidelis
Brian Benematti
Brian Benematti
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

I served 20 plus years in the Marines as a Recon Marine. I joined the Marines while I was still in my Senior Year at Evans. I spent my last Summer before going to Parris Island working as a lifeguard at Wet-n-Wild chasing the girls and having fun surfing at New Smyrna. Those were some great years! However, the fun really started sometime after midnight, when myself and 90 other young kids who thought we knew exactly what we were getting into arrived at the Front Gate to Parris Island! Yes, Boot Camp Sucked but it didn't kill me. After Boot Camp, headed to North Carolina, then off to the west coast of California. I completed multiple WES-PAC Deployments and 2 deployments to Iraq and my last was to Afghanistan. I retired in 2010 and Retired back into the South.
Brian J Pendley
Brian J Pendley
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Joined the military on April 1 1980 (April Fools Day.) Completed Basic Training as a 13F (Field Artillery Forward Observer.) First duty assignment was Fort Stewart GA. It didn't take long to realize that running with the infantry was not my desired position in the army. I reached the rank of Specialist 4 (E-4), and was awaiting promotion to Sargent (E-5) when I was accepted for Flight Training at Fort Rucker, AL. I completed flight school, and was appointed WO1 (Warrant Officer One) in August 1983. Spent 20 years flying helicopters all around the world. In late 2003 I completed the FWQC (Fixed Wing Qualification Course). In April 2004, I was at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA flying airplanes. I spent the remainder of my career flying numerous different types of airplanes all around the world. My last promotion came on December 1, 2004 (my Birthday.) I had achieved the highest Warrant Officer Rank available, CW5 (Chief Warrant Officer Five.) I remained in that rank until my retirement on October 31, 2013 (All Fools Day.) I like to say, "I went into the military on a Fools Day, and departed the military on a Fools Day." I know I did the right thing going into the military. I am one of the most fortunate people. I had a job I loved (wanted to be a pilot from age 13), traveled the world, and have wonderful benefits for the rest of my life. Because of my 33 plus years in the military I am fully retired. I now do all the other things I love to do. Including, grow my hair long again, and have a beard. Life is great.
Bruce Findley
Bruce Findley
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Submarine Nuclear Power Program. Master Chief Electronics Technician (ETCM-SS)
Bruce Slamin
Bruce Slamin
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

After graduation, I served more than 13 years with Active Army; another 2+ years with Army Reserve and National Guard. After a 9-year break as a civilian, joined the Air Force Reserves after 9/11 and still currently serving.
Bruce W. Findley
Bruce W. Findley
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

I served just over 25 years in the Navy. The first two years were spent in Navy schools: The first year was spent in Electronics Technician schools in Great Lakes. Next, came Naval Nuclear Training pipeline schools for another year. I served on four (4) nuclear powered submarines totaling fifteen (15) years, eight (8) of which were spent at sea, under water. Intermingled among the sea tours were three shore tours, happily all in Orlando. I spent the first as a boot camp Company Commander, the second as an instructor at Naval Nuclear Power School, and the last as Command Career Counselor at the Nuclear Power School. From there I retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer in retired in 1995.
CAROLINE BROOKFIELD
CAROLINE BROOKFIELD
Class of 1979
Air Force, 8 Years

6yrs regular USAF all spent in North Carolina then 2 yrs Reserve back here in Fl
Cheryl Cumberland
Cheryl Cumberland
Class of 1981
Air Force, 7 Years

Air Passenger and Cargo Specialist.
Craig Corbett
Craig Corbett
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Technician on CH53 & UH1 Huey; Combat Aircrew/Door Gunner
Craig Corbett
Craig Corbett
Class of 1969
Navy, 15 Years

Avionics Technician SH2F ASW Helicopter. Serviced aboard USS Independence during Operation Desert Storm
Craig Lanterman
Craig Lanterman
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in the Air Force for 34 years Air to Ground and Global Satellite Communications Systems, Pentagone for 2 years, Aircrews Egress Systems Technician Ejection Seats and Canopy Systems for Fighter Air Craft, Instructor for the Air Force. Completed my associates in Enviromental Systems and I have a Bachelors and Masters Degree in IT. Currently working as an Quality Inspector overseeing government contracts with a Level II Acquisition Certification,NDT Certifiation, Microsost Certification, and an Electronics certification for Robotics and Laser Systems. I work under the Aerospace Missile Division out of Huntsville AL and work in Tennessee.
Dale Eugene Jenkins, Jr.
Dale Eugene Jenkins, Jr.
Class of 1995
Army, 26 Years

Served a total of 26 years of service through all three Army components in various capacities.
David Sargent
David Sargent
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Microwave Radio Repair Tech, by MOS, if its broke fix it what ever it is by orders.
Dent Young
Dent Young
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Electronics technician & computer operator for 5 1/2 years. Bootstrap program for Bachelor's degree, Officer Training School then Flight School. Flew F-4, A-10, OA-37 and OV-10 in Europe, Korea, Hawaii and the mainland. Retired 1989
Edward Butler
Edward Butler
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

Training NCO & Petroleum Supply Specialist
Edward Cole
Edward Cole
Class of 1986
Air Force, 11 Years

As a Computer Technician I had assignments in various places: Altus, Ok - Ramstein, Germany - Valdosta, Ga - South Korea - Ft Meade, Md
Eugene Crosby
Eugene Crosby
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years

3533 - Dragon Wagon
James Bianchi
James Bianchi
Class of 1986
Army, 19 Years

this was a fun time
James Buchanan Sine III
James Buchanan Sine III
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Died while serving in the Army Sept. 1, 1971
Jamie Riddle
Jamie Riddle
Class of 1991
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot
Jason M. House
Jason M. House
Class of 1993
Navy, 8 Years

Joined in 1998, made Chief in 2007. Currently stationed at Naval Station Mayport. Hopefully heading back overseas in 2008
Jay Carr (Smith)
Jay Carr (Smith)
Class of 1990
Army, 16 Years

Entered the Army during Operation Desert Storm in 1990. Joined Army National Guard in 1994 and remained active until 2006 when I had to end my service due to disability. Was also activated under Operation Enduring Freedom after the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Jay Carr (Smith)
Jay Carr (Smith)
Class of 1990
Army, 16 Years

4 Active and 12 Florida Army National Guard
Jeff Rose
Jeff Rose
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Did diverse things but Embassy Duty in Somalia and Israel (Jerusalem) was awesome!
JEFFREY POLITE
JEFFREY POLITE
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

MasterGunnerySergeant E9
Jim Tudor
Jim Tudor
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

US Army Military Intelligence assigned to Defense Investigative Service 1972-1975.
John Morgan
John Morgan
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired A10-A Crew Chief (SMSgt)
Johnny Cruz
Johnny Cruz
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

Submarine force USS Key West and USS Norfolk.
Joshua Henkle
Joshua Henkle
Class of 2000
Army, 13 Years

I joined the Army in 2002 and served as an Avenger Crewmember for most of my time in. I have been an Army Recruiter since late 2010 an am currently in Tampa, Fl. My life in the Army has been full of many opportunities and adventures. I'm looking forward to my remaining 7 or more years.
Kelvin Shaw
Kelvin Shaw
Class of 1984
Army, 2 Years

While in the Army I worked as a promotions clerk while stated overseas. A short career in the service but many values gained. My heart goes out to Evans High and two special friends Marvin Fleming & Jimmy Ferris, thanks for everythng buds.
ken jon taylor
ken jon taylor
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 2 Years

admin clerk/srb clerk/
Ken Jon Taylor
Ken Jon Taylor
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Administration Clerk
Ken Jon Taylor
Ken Jon Taylor
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Admin Clerk
Kenneth Oliver
Kenneth Oliver
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

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