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

Adam Shure
Adam Shure Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
I was an operations specialist. I served on the USS Cayuga and USS Nimitz
Alfie Worthy
Alfie Worthy Class of 1997
Air Force, 10 Years
Currently assigned to Langley Air Force Base, VA. 10 down, 10 to go!
Bill Jay Isley II
Bill Jay Isley II Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 4 years in USMC as a motorman. Honorably Discharged as an E-4 (Corporal). Squad leader for fire support center.
Bruce Petersen
Bruce Petersen Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years
Served as radio operator and repairman. Toured in Germany and Panama the returned to the States.
Carl J Woods
Carl J Woods Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years
I am an Infantry Sgt in the Marine Corps. I am currently serving as a Squad Leader in Iraq and will be here until October 2008. I enlisted in November 2002
Chester (Chet) Soop
Chester (Chet) Soop Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Retired in 1994
Colonel Joseph R. Corleto
Colonel Joseph R. Corleto Class of 1981
Army, 18 Years
Commisioned as 2LT in 1988. Served in various duty locations in the United States and throughout the Middle East. Currently serving as at Fort Eustis, Va.
David E. Countryman
David E. Countryman Class of 1975
Navy, 12 Years
Served as an Aircraft Electricians Mate. Attained the rank of First Class Petty Officer. Served in Patrol Squadron 56 in Jacksonville, FL. Also served aboard the USS Carl Vinson and USS Kitty Hawk.
Donna Helterbridle-Baker
Donna Helterbridle-Baker Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years
Served four years active duty, four years IRR. Duty stations were Ft. Belvoir, VA., Ft Sam Houston, TX., Ft Bragg, NC., and 98th General Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany. My primary MOS was 81Q Terrain Analyst, and Medic/Optometry-Ophthalmology Technician. I served at the start of Dessert Shield/Storm.
Doug Robertson
Doug Robertson Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned in 1983 as a U.S. Army 2LT. As of 2009, continuing to serve as a Colonel . Service includes 12 years in Germany and two long-tours in Iraq. Commanded the U.S. Army Forces in Honduras (counter-narcoterrorism). Other deployments include: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Korea, Kosovo and parts of Central America and Eastern Europe. Three great kids, happily divorced.
Duane Elliott
Duane Elliott Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
A career which conbined ANG and AD time and spanned a total of 26 years. Included Security, Aromedical Rescue, Ancillary Heathcare, and Education/Training
James L. Holloway
James L. Holloway Class of 1976
Air Force, 13 Years
Reprographics Technician
Joseph Wallace
Joseph Wallace Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Served on USS William V Pratt DLG13, USS Dahlgren DLG 12, Bupers 38R, JCS Pentagon, VA-86 Deloyed on USS Nimitz CVN 68, VP-30 NAS Jacksonville FL, VS-22 deployed on USS John F. Kennedy CV-67, VFA-82 deployed on USS America CV-66. Retired 1994
Kevin Rack
Kevin Rack Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years
JAG Corp. (Res)
Larry Whitehurst
Larry Whitehurst Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stations include Thailand, Okinawa, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Alaska, New Jersey, and beyond. Seems I never lost the "Patriot" spirit.
Lisa Graves
Lisa Graves Class of 1977
Army, 17 Years
I joined the Active Army in 1982, went to Germany and then got out in 1986. Nine years later I joined the Army Reserves and have been in ever since. While in the reserves I have been to El Salvadore for Hurricane Mitch relief and to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I have three years until retirement and I am looking forward to it. :>)
M Shimkus
M Shimkus Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years
Go Air Force!
Margaret Young
Margaret Young Class of 1988
Air Force, 18 Years
Deployed to Iraq, Contracting Officer
Michael Harrington
Michael Harrington Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
US Navy Medical field Vietnam Era, US Coast Guard Medical field retired with 20+ years
Randell Smith
Randell Smith Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
30 years combined Active and Reserve. Naval Officer. Served on USS MIDWAY (CV-41) and USS ORLECK (DD-886). Transfered to Naval Cryptology. Commanding Officer, Naval Security Group. Retired as Captain, USN, June 2006.

Classmates Spotlight

First Colonial High School Classmates

Brandi Metts
Class of '01

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School News

First Colonial PTSA Book Sale

The FC PTSA will hold its annual Used Book Sale Friday January 30, 2-6 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in...
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