Forest High School Alumni

Ocala, Florida (FL)

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

Aaron Clark
Aaron Clark
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Weapons loader on the F-15 fighter (14 years) and now a Communications Superintendent for the Airey NCO Academy.
Brian R. King
Brian R. King
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Veteran of Deserts Shield and Storm, Provide Comfort, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and many more. Currently trains U-2, T-38, and RQ-4 pilots, Navigators, Mission Planners, and Sensor Operators at Beale AFB CA. (brian.king@beale.af.mil)
Caryn Haire (Leahmon)
Caryn Haire (Leahmon)
Class of 1989
Army, 9 Years

Served 9 yrs. active duty US Army.
Charlene Gauger
Charlene Gauger
Class of 1976
Air Force, 10 Years

Missile Systems Analyst Specialist / Radiological Technician / Dental Assistant / Maxillofacial Surgical Technician. Stationed at Shepard AFB, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX / Whicita Falls, TX / Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL / Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT / MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL
Charlie Curl
Charlie Curl
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Corps Aviation
Dale A. Bedard  (EKROOS)
Dale A. Bedard (EKROOS)
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked as an Air Transportation Representative/ Supervisor. Stationed in Texas, Okinawa, Washington, California, Korea, Germany and Illinois. Visited many other states and countries along the way. Retired from the USAF in September 1997.
Dale A. Bedard (Ekroos)
Dale A. Bedard (Ekroos)
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined out of scholl in '77, went to Texas, Okinawa, Washington, California, Korea, Germany, and Illinois, retiring in September 1997. Visited many other staes and countries along the way.
Dale A. Bedard (Ekroos)
Dale A. Bedard (Ekroos)
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the US Air Force August 18, 1977 and retired from Active duty September 1, 1997 at Scott AFB, Illinois. Spent all 20 years in the Air Transportation career field.
Daniel Egert
Daniel Egert
Class of 2007
Air Force, 1 Years

He is attending the Tech School at Keesler AFB in Mississippi to become an AF jet engineer.
Daryl Taylor
Daryl Taylor
Class of 1972
Air Force, 30 Years

Retired and loving it!
David Eastabrooks
David Eastabrooks
Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years

Currently a First Sergeant for C Troop, 3-1 CAV in COB Delta, Iraq
David Todd Tucker
David Todd Tucker
Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years

Field Artillery, Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division, 2/75th FA, Fligerhorst, FRG 80-84.
1/11th Armored Calvary Regiment, Fulda FRG 85-88.
Francisco Micheo
Francisco Micheo
Class of 2005
Air Force, 5 Years

Currently still serving as a SSgt in Security Forces. Stationed at Tyndall AFB, FL
frankie mcduffie
frankie mcduffie
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

US Army rock hard and march on..................Army for life
Garfield M. Coleman JR
Garfield M. Coleman JR
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Combat Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Desert Shield/Storm. Assisted with clean up of Hurricane Andrew. Attended Airborne, Air-Assualt, Sapper and Recruiter
Gary Wilkerson
Gary Wilkerson
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Serving this great nation since 1974. Currently assigned to the Pentagon after returning from a tour of duty in Baghdad. God Bless all of you.
greg short   cpl usmc 88-91
greg short cpl usmc 88-91
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 11 Years

8 years Marine Corps, 10 years College, 3 years Army Reserve
James Graham
James Graham
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

Avionics Sensor Systems
Stationed in Salt Lake City, UT at Hill AFB
Jason Daniels
Jason Daniels
Class of 2002
Navy, 4 Years

Nuclear Electrician, Submariner, Pearl Harbor HI
Jay Deen
Jay Deen
Class of 1996
National Guard, 14 Years

Served in Bosnia, Iraq, and deploying soon to Afghanastan
Joe Senkovich
Joe Senkovich
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

SJAFB NC, HAFB HI, Tallil AB Iraq, CAFB MS, MAFB FL.
John L Snook Jr.
John L Snook Jr.
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

O2B20 Trumpeter with 80th Army Band Ft. Stewart, Ga. Bugler for multiple military funerals for Vietnam era casualties.
Joshua M Reyna
Joshua M Reyna
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Ch47D Flight engineer
Joshua Patterson
Joshua Patterson
Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years

He is currently in Iraq serving our country.
Justin Egan
Justin Egan
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Sergeant in U.S. Army Reserve. Member of the 257th Transportation Battalion. Served One year in Iraq in 05-06.
Marc Halcomb
Marc Halcomb
Class of 1994
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in the USAF assigned to the 3rd Aerial Port Squadron at Pope AFB, NC.
Robert Williams Jr
Robert Williams Jr
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF
Rodney Sasina
Rodney Sasina
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

62MXS Aerospace Maintenance
Terry Brose
Terry Brose
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

served 6 years as an airframes specialist on the F-14 Tomcat. In squadron VF-124 stationed at Miramar California. This is the squadron they used to film Top Gun in.
Travis L. Carter
Travis L. Carter
Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 14 Years

LCDR/O-4 Naval Engineer
Von Miller
Von Miller
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Drill Sgt, Instructor. I did it all. May god bless all of the military personnel and there family.
William "Billy" Edward Collum
William "Billy" Edward Collum
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Billy was a Captain in the US Army as a helicopter pilot. He was 101st Airborne Division B Troop 2nd 17th Calvary Regiment while in Vietnam. He was shot down in Asha Valley on 23 April 1971 where he remained trapped due to heavy enemy fire and died on Sunday, 25 Apr 1971. He would have been 23 years old on 6 July '71. The Ocala Federal Building is named in honor of Billy -
"Golden-Collum Memorial Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse." 207 N.W. Second Street Ocala, Florida 34475

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Thomas Bernard
Class of '92

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