Farmingdale High School Alumni

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Military High School Alumni

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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.
Dave Messler
Dave Messler
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Delta 9th infantry, 9th signal Batavian, May 68-May 69.
Ed Norman
Ed Norman
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pope AFB, NC, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, England, Germany, Desert Storm.
Ed Norman
Ed Norman
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent 24 years in aircraft maintenance on several different models. Been to Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany, England and Saudi during Desert Storm. Been to places that I do not want to return to and have seen things that I don't need to see again. Retired in 1993. Looking back, time went by pretty quickly.Retirement from the Air Force involved mixed emotions. On one hand it was what I did for so many years, and did well. I had job security and a regular paycheck. On the other, I never knew what was coming up that would sent me packing to another place somewhere around the globe away from home. All in all, it was a great experience, met some great people, worked with some great people and learned more than I can now remember.
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.
Luca Francabandera
Luca Francabandera
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Aviation Electronics Technician
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
MICHAEL P. BRESNAHAN
MICHAEL P. BRESNAHAN
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 15 Years

VETERAN OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND ENDURING FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN. CURRENTLY SERVING AS A GUNNERY SERGEANT IN THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE
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.
Peter Koehler
Peter Koehler
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

1962-1968

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