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

Chris Fakes
Chris Fakes Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
28 years active service (73-01). Retired Naval Officer. Surface Warfare Officer. Meteorologist.
COL Jeff Reichman
COL Jeff Reichman Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Enlisted OHNG 1979 Commissioned Regular Army - Military Inteligence Branch, 1982 - 1987 USAR: 1987 - 1999 National Guard: 1999 - Currently Task Force Falcon G2, Bosnia 2002 - 2003 Graduaate: US Army War COllege, National Defence Intelligence College, Joint Forces Staff College
Colton D. Kinninger
Colton D. Kinninger Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years
Currently a student at the Combined Logistics Captain's Career Course at Fort Lee, VA. Currently have a total of 25 months deployed to Iraq over 3 different tours.
David Radabaugh
David Radabaugh Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Computer repair & operations
derrick mangas
derrick mangas Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 5 Years
sgt mangas USMC
Irvin Nicholas Prowant
Irvin Nicholas Prowant Class of 1937
Navy, 2 Years
Irvin served aboard the U.S.S. Edgecombe.
James W. (Bill) Farison
James W. (Bill) Farison Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Served 21 years in the US Army. Spent 7 years with the 82d Airborne Division and 3 years with the 101st Airborne Division. Assigned to the 101st ABN DIV during the first Gulf War from August 90 through May 1991 (Desert Shield and Desert Storm). Also had a tour of duty in Okinawa and two tours in Germany. Retired in August 1992 as a CW3 and began working for the Defense Finance & Accounting Service in Indianapolis as an IT Systems Administrator and Analyst.
JJ Smith
JJ Smith Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years
Was in the Persian Gulf War
John Morgan
John Morgan Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years
USS BOSTON (CA 69) 1969-70; USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSBN 608) 1970-72; Judge Advocate General's Corps 1975-1991. Ass't Professor Military Law, U. S. Naval Academy, 1978-81. Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Submarine Base Bangor WA and Submarine Group Nine, 1985-1989.
Kenneth Paul Smith
Kenneth Paul Smith Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years
Served from 1983 to 1987 as an Aviation Structural and Hydraulic Mechanic, E-5 in the squadron VS-22, S3-A Viking aircraft out of NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, FL or the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Made two tours to the Mediterranean Sea. In the 1983-1984 tour we bombed Beirut, Lebanon after the Marine barracks was attacked in an act of terrorism. Earned the Naval Expeditionary medal and the Battle 'E' Efficiency Ribbon. Two aircraft were shot down, one pilot killed. In the 1985-1986 tour Colonel Gadaffi of Libya was responsible for terrorists attacks in Europe and Libya was bombed taking out two of his palaces and killing his daughter. He sent his Libyian Navy to sink our ship but that didn't happen. I worked the hangar deck but mostly the flightdeck as maintenance and as a plane captain. The Russians would constantly follow our ship in the Med picking up our garbage hoping for some intelligence. They flew two Russian bombers low level over our ship as a "training exercise". Lost one of our aircraft flying reconnaissance over the Greek Islands; 3 officers and one enlisted presumed killed as they were not found. Earned another Battle 'E' Efficiency Ribbon and a Good Conduct medal. Honorably discharged.
Mark Warner
Mark Warner Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Mike Bastine
Mike Bastine Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Ned Ammons
Ned Ammons Class of 1940
Army, 3 Years
254 F.A.Bn and then 609 F.A.Bn of the 71st Div.
Ron Dutton
Ron Dutton Class of 1952
Army, 2 Years
Served on active duty from Aug 15, 1953 to aug 15, 1955. 456 Airborne Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Sharon Englehart Moore
Sharon Englehart Moore Class of 1969
Army Reserves, 8 Years
Commissioned 1st Lt. & served with 350th Evacuation Hospital, USAR, as a Medical Surgical Nurse. Served on active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Highest rank promoted to was Captain.
Steve Chaney
Steve Chaney Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Assigned Chanute AFB, IL for Aircraft Maintenance Office training. Assigned Scott AFB, IL. Military Airlft Command (MAC) Headquarters first as a Maintenance Analysis, then as an Aircraft Maintenance Controller at MAC Command Post. Exited as Captain in 1971.
Steve Kissell
Steve Kissell Class of 1975
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Still serving as a Navy Corpsman in Norfolk Virginia in 2015
Wm. Kent Weitz
Wm. Kent Weitz Class of 1976
Army, 17 Years
Retired Regular Army O-3

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