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

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al kmiecik
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Police Division
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al kmiecik
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

air police
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al kmiecik
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Military Police
Allen Heady
Allen Heady
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered the Navy in August of 1974 and retired in August of 2004. Tours of duty spent aboard ships and at shore. Was a Command Master Chief and was awarded two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals as well as other campaign and service medals.
Amy Spears
Amy Spears
Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years

Joined in 1982, served in Bama, Germany and Calif. Currently in the Reserves in FL. Currently promoting to Captain, serving as an OT in medical unit.
Andrew Rivard
Andrew Rivard
Class of 2000
Army, 9 Years

I am a Sergeant in the Army. I deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007. I was a member of the Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Bob Helton
Bob Helton
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

US Marine Corps - Da Nang, Vietman 1968
Chris  Alexander
Chris Alexander
Class of 1908
U.s. Public Health Service, 3 Years

Christopher has taught sixth grade language arts inclusion for four years. He is certified in regular and special education and teaches reading and language arts classes for students with and without various disabilities. He co-teaches English/Language Arts with Dana Mathis and Bill Harrell, and teaches three LANGUAGE! classes to enhance and improve the foundational reading skills of struggling readers.
Chris Spurlin
Chris Spurlin
Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years

Computer Graphics Specialist
28th Comm. Squadron
Ellsworth AFB, SD
Christopher Micheal Sroka
Christopher Micheal Sroka
Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years

Wheeled mechanic at Fort Hood, Texas. Died September 14, 2012
Dan Kur
Dan Kur
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 21 Years

Served as Combat Engineer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and multiple Instructor Billets.
David Cejmer
David Cejmer
Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years

Combat medic, currently serving in Iraq
Denis Harper
Denis Harper
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Served as parachute rigger with the 82nd Airborne Division
Dennis Moreton
Dennis Moreton
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Alpha Company
2/5 cavalry
donald(donnie} luckett
donald(donnie} luckett
Class of 1963
Air Force, 3 Years

sgt in vietnam with 8th special ops
served in laos and cambodia
flu over the north during projet troic moon
ed kress
ed kress
Class of 1991
Army, 4 Years

i've been around the world, seen and done alot. some places i love to forget.
Edwin Griswold
Edwin Griswold
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

Deployed to the middle east for OIF/OEF (operation iraqi freedom/operation enduring freedom) for 7 months, along with operation Iron Gate in Abu Dhabi.
James Allen Bianga (Jim Miller)
James Allen Bianga (Jim Miller)
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as a Petty Officer 2nd Class during Kosovo, Operation Desert Fox, and was in the first response after 9/11. He served from 1997-2001.
Jimmie Vandevender
Jimmie Vandevender
Class of 1952
Army, 3 Years

U.S. Army Band School, Ft. Dix, N.J., then flown to Bad Kreuznach, W.Germany for remainder of service, with the 2nd Armored Division Jazz Band,concert band,and marching band Honorable discharge w/good conduct medal. Years 1955 thru 1958
John Bohnert
John Bohnert
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Joined the Navy in August 1961 in Miami, Florida. After boot camp in Great Lakes, had TAD with VS-30 in Key West, FL, attended Missile Tech "A" school in Damneck, VA and TALOS missile school in Vallejo, CA. Served aboard the U.S.S. Columbus (CG-12) from February 1963 to August 1965.
John F Colombo
John F Colombo
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served from Sept 83-87
3rd Bat. 1st Marines India Co Wpns Plt 0331
Two deployments 85 and 87
Raider Co 86
John McCollum
John McCollum
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Ssgt assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, served 4 years in crash rescue.
John McCollum
John McCollum
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in the 1st Fighter Wing assigned to the Crash Rescue Group as a Crew Chief on a crash truck.
John R. Callahan
John R. Callahan
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force cop, Presidential Honor Guard, Basic Military Training Instructor
Joseph R Coppola
Joseph R Coppola
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 yrs active USAF and 20 yrs MIANG - retired as Master Sergeant - Wing Historian and formerly Law Enforcement
Joseph R Coppola
Joseph R Coppola
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 yrs active USAF and 20 yrs MIANG; retired as a Master Sergeant - Wing Historian and formerly Law Enforcement
Lenny Pulizzi
Lenny Pulizzi
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Spec Ops in Southeast Asia during Viet Nam War; other duties as assigned. Later in military career, Recruiter in Detriot 1977-1980. Served on board tenders- servicing submarines and other vessels. Command Master Chief last 3 years of service
Lenny Pulizzi
Lenny Pulizzi
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Four tours in country Viet Nam, stationed on repair ships to service surface vessels and submarines. two tours of Recruiting Duty- 1977-1980 in Detroit. Command Master Chief for two commands.
Mary Regan
Mary Regan
Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years

I served in several different specialties, to include PSYOPS, Military Intelligence, Admin NCO, and Optical Imaging Repair for the M1A1 Abrams tank. I was a French linguist and worked on several non-combatant evacuations, including Hati in 1990. I also helped write a weapons training manual for Special Forces. I was part of Operation Enduring Freedom when my unit was called up in November 2001.
Maurice L. Schietecatte
Maurice L. Schietecatte
Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy Submarine Veteran MM2(SS). On launch crew and Plank Owner of the USS US Grant, SSBN 631. Blue Crew, A-Gang. Made 4 patrols.
Michael  Tucci
Michael Tucci
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Radioman 2nd Class
64' thru 68'
Served 3 years aboard U.S.S. Graham County
LST 1176
1 Med Cruise
6 Caribbean Cruise's
Michael G Tucci
Michael G Tucci
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

RM5
Michael Snider
Michael Snider
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired with 31 years as a CWO5 Ordnance Officer "Gunner"
Michael Tucci
Michael Tucci
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

RM2
Raymond C. Kuhr
Raymond C. Kuhr
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Spc 5 - USAEOCR
Raymond C. Kuhr
Raymond C. Kuhr
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

SP5 - USAEOCR (Computer Specialist)
Raymond Kuhr
Raymond Kuhr
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

SP5 - E5 USAEOCR Ft. Belvoir, VA
Ric Alleman
Ric Alleman
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Spent a year in Vietnam (1966-1967)
Ric Alleman
Ric Alleman
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

US Army 1966-1968. 1 year in Vietnam from November 1966 - November 1967,
Rich
Rich
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

Stationed over seas, and Ft Campbell 101 Airborne infantry.

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Class of '78

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Our Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Warren are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!