First Colonial High School Alumni

Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

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.
Danny Langford
Danny Langford
Class of 1973
Navy, 25 Years

Retired US Navy Air Traffic Controller.
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.
David R Bellavance
David R Bellavance
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

Served aboard the USS Rogers (DD 876), USS Cayuga (LST 1186), USS Halsey (CG 23), and the USS Pluck (MSO 464)
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
Edward Paul Southern
Edward Paul Southern
Class of 1978
Army Reserves, 17 Years

Went into the reserves during residency at Yale in 1990. 17 years in the reserves (well, 13 "good" ones), out in 2007 after second deployment overseas.
Edward Rose
Edward Rose
Class of 1972
Navy, 2 Years

Served onboard the USS America & USS Independence. Service connected disabled vet.
Gary Tinney
Gary Tinney
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard USS Bluefish SSN-675. Dec.1 71- Jan. 30 75 Homeport Norfolk, Va. MM3 SS
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
Joseph Williams
Joseph Williams
Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years

Served six years as a NCO in the USAF. After graduation from college served 6 years as an officer in the United Sates Army Nurse Corps.
Kevin B Rack, JAGC, USNR
Kevin B Rack, JAGC, USNR
Class of 1975
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Served as Navy lawyer (JAG) at NAS Oceana, NAB Norfolk, and COMNAVSURFLANT Legal(active duty 1984-87).
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
Nadia B. Chambers
Nadia B. Chambers
Class of 1996
Army, 5 Years

U.S. Army
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.
Raymond K Roberts
Raymond K Roberts
Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years

Army National Guard
2nd Bn 20th Group Special Forces
Headed to Afghanistan Mar 2009
Robert W. Fellingham, Jr.
Robert W. Fellingham, Jr.
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1972. Honorable discharge in 1978 after service in Submarines. Navy Reserves since 1989. Twice mobilized since 9/11/01. First to SUBASE King's Bay for 20 months. Second for 1 year to Kuwait with IBU-28.
Robert W. Fellingham, Jr.
Robert W. Fellingham, Jr.
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Active duty 1972 to 1978. Qualified in Submarines. 8 patrols in Fleet Ballitic Missile Submarines. Navy Reserve 1989 to present. Mobilized to SUBASE King's Bay in Nov. 2001 for 2 years in Security Detachment. Mobilized in October 2005 and deployed to Kuwait for one year driving patrol boats. Navy Reserve Meritorius Service Medal (3), Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
Ron Henley
Ron Henley
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the Navy Reserves in 1987 as a Corpsman. I was stationed with the Marines and a Navy Dive Team at Little Creek. I joined the Army full-time in 1995. I have worked as a Flight Medic and a Long Range Surveillance Detachment Medic. Recently I have completed a tour in Iraq as a Platoon Sergeant. I am curently training Soldiers to go to war. I intend to retire in 6 years and open up a surf school.

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Class of '71

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Our First Colonial High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our First Colonial High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Virginia Beach are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!