Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Andy Beneze
Andy Beneze Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1982 in the USMC. Transfered to the Ohio Army National Guard. Presently on active duty serving as a medic on the 52d CST (WMD) in Columbus Ohio
Ato Ocran
Ato Ocran Class of 1997
Coast Guard, 2 Years
Electronic Technician Petty Officer
Barry Bloch
Barry Bloch Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Direct commission as a LTJG (O-2) in the JAG Corps, 1986. Served on active duty at NLSO Great Lakes, 1986-1988; assigned to USS Coral Sea (CV-43) 1988-1990; left active duty & joined NR LSO 207 MIDLANT. Recalled for Operation Desert Storm 1991 and served 8 mos. active duty at NLSO Charleston. Served as a SELRES in LSO units, PERSMOB Teams, in the Pentagon and at Navy BUMED from 1991 through 2004. Commanded NR VTU (Law) Raleigh, NC, 2004-2006. Released from the reserves after 20+ years at the rank of Commander (O-5).
Benjamin Curry
Benjamin Curry Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
Nuclear Machinist Mate, qualified on MARF in Ballston Spa, NY. Served in fleet on USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
Bernie Dietrich
Bernie Dietrich Class of 1984
Army, 13 Years
65th Military Police Company (Airborne), Ft. Bragg, NC. Served in Gulf War.
Charles Lowrey
Charles Lowrey Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Lt Col (ret.) OANG flight surgeon F16,C130,KC135,H53
Clifford G. Bauman
Clifford G. Bauman Class of 1978
Army, 3 Years
Stationed in Manhiem, Germany from 1979 to 1981 3rd Calvalry 8th Infantry Division 63C Tank/Track Vehicle Mechanic.
Dave Fritchie
Dave Fritchie Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Security K-9 Handler/Explosives Fire Protection 14 years - Aeromedical Evacuation NCOIC
Dave Fritchie
Dave Fritchie Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Military K-9 handler (Explosives)(4 years)Vietnam, Texas, Wyoming Fire Fighter(4 years)Las Vegas, Nevada Flight Medic (14 years) Wyoming, Colorado, Germany, Italy, Crete, Greece, Spain, England, Bosnia, Panama, Persian Gulf (Saudi & Iraq)
David Pershing
David Pershing Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a LTC. Service in OIF/OEF. Now residing in Colorado Springs CO
Dean Tunberg
Dean Tunberg Class of 1996
Navy, 10 Years
Earl Davis
Earl Davis Class of 1999
Air Force, 5 Years
Served in Kuwait during Iraqi Freedom
James Frank
James Frank Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
Social Work/Psychology Specialist - Spec 5 Ft. Knox, Ft. Sam Houston, Ft. Belvoir, Berlin, Germany
Jeff DeVore
Jeff DeVore Class of 1987
Air Force, 17 Years
Trained as a C-130 navigator with flying assignments to Texas, Germany and Wyoming. Staff tours in New Jersey and the Pentagon. Served 4 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan including 2 command tours. Currently serving in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany.
Jud Powell
Jud Powell Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpsman Great Lakes, NAS Glenview IL, USS Pensacola Little Creek VA and NAS Corpus Christi TX 14 years Combat Medic, Ohio and Texas National Guard
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Cooper Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years
Attended Ft. Bragg for Basic Training, and Ft. Bliss for AIT before becoming a member of the 1484th Transportation Company. Served in Iraq.
Sara Nguyen (Curtis)
Sara Nguyen (Curtis) Class of 1997
Army, 2 Years
Stephen Herrlinger, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
Stephen Herrlinger, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.) Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Flight Test Engineer; flew in 85 different types of military aircraft, including fighters, bombers, tankers, helicopters, drones, and other test/unique aircraft. SPO Director, Research Chemist.
Tim Curtis
Tim Curtis Class of 1995
Army, 10 Years
Heavy wheel mechanic-one tour in Iraq, about to go back
Todd Schaffer
Todd Schaffer Class of 1988
Navy, 15 Years
Joined the Navy in 1993, served 5 years aboard the USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Norfolk, VA., 3 years aboard the USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) in Norfolk, VA., 3 years at Transient Personnel Unit, Norfolk, VA., 3 years onboard the USS Bataan (LHD 5), Norfolk, VA., and currently serving at COMSUBLANT, Norfolk, VA.

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Firestone High School Classmates

Mark Dull (now Boyer)
Class of '70

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