Military Alumni

Military 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

Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
Drafted on January 2, 1968, Spent 6 months in Darmstadt, Germany. Spent my last 12 months in Vietnam. I came home. God bless those souls who did not. God bless the 58,000+ who did not make it home. God bless all of our HERO Volunteers now spread throughout around the world facing Harms Way!
Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
I was drafted into the Army on January 2nd of 1968. After processing for a few days at Ft. Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY. My 8 week "Basic Training" was accomplished at Ft Jackson, South Carolina. UGH! Following "Basic", my AIT training brought me to the Oh So Beautiful, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.! There I learned everything I needed to know relating to Artillery. There I trained for another 8 weeks. After Graduation at Ft. Sill, I was sent home for 30 days leave prior to before shipping over seas to Damstat, Germany. Great Duty for the next 18 months. (Thank you God) After serving in Germany for 6 months, I unexpectedly received orders for Vietnam where I was to spend my remaining 12 months of service. In Vietnam, I spent 6 months at "Bear Cat" base camp located roughly 35 miles south east of Siagon. For my remaining 6 months of service in Vietnam, my unit was moved to Tay Ninh Base Camp located along the Cambodia Border roughly 75 miles north west of Sigon. Not a fun place to be. .In December of '69, I received orders to fly home for Christmas (December, 1969) where I would receive my honorable discharge and freedom, well earned.
Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
January, 1968: Fort Jackson, SC - Basic Training, (2 months) April, 1968: Fort Sill, Ok = AIT (Artillery Survey) (2 months) June, 2968: Darmstadt, Germany - Target Acqisition Battalion Specialist 4th Class December, 1968: 30 Day Holiday Leave January, 1969: ;Bear Cat, Viet Nam Specialist 4th Class June, 1969: Tay Ninh, Viet Nam "Rocket City" Specialist 4th Class December 26: Rotation home / Discharged
Chuck Drobny
Chuck Drobny Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years
Infantry Captain served in 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and 4th Infantry Division in Washington. Deployed to Guam to open and provide provost for refugee camp in 1976. Commissioned from West Point in 1972. Airborne Ranger qualified.
Ed Norman
Ed Norman Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Pope AFB, NC, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, England, Germany, Desert Storm.
Gordon Hyle
Gordon Hyle Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Air Force and Navy see links below:
James Zilski
James Zilski Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years
Served most of my time in Germany and the US. I was in the Medical Corp working as a lab tech. I Graduated from Baylor University with Highest Honors and a Associate of Science Degree. I retired from the Army in 1979 and continued work in Labs in Germany and The US.
Joe Tombrello, Major, US Army, Retired
Joe Tombrello, Major, US Army, Retired Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
ROTC scholarship & distinguished military graduate. Active Regular US Army service from 1974 thru 1994 and 2005-2006. Served in Armor, Air Cavalry and various headquarters assignments throughout the continental USA, Alaska, Europe and Iraq.
Kenneth Meyer II
Kenneth Meyer II Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Lt. Col. Meyer Piloted the C5, T37, T38, KC135
Kenneth Steenbuck
Kenneth Steenbuck Class of 1964
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Was stationed out of Woods Hole Mass. (Cape Cod) on the Nantucket Light Vessel. and buoy tending ops. Also search and rescue.
Mark Pennecke
Mark Pennecke Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
USS Richard L. Page, USS Iowa, USS South Carolina & USS San Jacinto
matt haber
matt haber Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 3 Years
truck driver 2yrs Mt. Fuji Japan
Marine Corps, 15 Years
Michael Quercia
Michael Quercia Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years
USNA Naval Flight School 1st Force Service Support Group 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Recruituting Station New York, NY
Mike Zimmerman
Mike Zimmerman Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years
Served as an Intel Analysts and Arabic Linguist in ATFP (ANTI-Terrorism Force Protection). Served during Operation Desert Storm.
Peter Anello
Peter Anello Class of 1973
Army, 14 Years
Served in the active Army from 1973 to 1981 and then the National Guard from 2000 to 2006. I spent a year in Bagdad.
Raymond Petersen
Raymond Petersen Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Quit high school in 1960 to join the Marine Corps, and served four years active duty. Spent 13 months in Okinawa, Japan, and traveled to the Caribbean and around Africa.
Richard Furfuro
Richard Furfuro Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
Jet engine mechanic, served 13 monts in Taiwan durring the Viet Nam war
Richard Vargus
Richard Vargus Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Currently assigned to US Central Command, Chief Law Enforcement Branch. Started in the Marine Corps (72-74) then opted for the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. Retired first time in 1995, became a police officer and returned in 2005. Commanded Iraqi National Police Academy, Det Cdr for CENTCOM PSD, and Customs Operations. LtCol with completion of Air War College, Command and Staff College, Bronze Star for Iraq. Taking care of troops is what its all about.
Robert  Dugin
Robert Dugin Class of 1960
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
I served 3yrs in the USMC,& 29 yrs US Coast guard Res. Retired MCPO in 2001

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