Fort Lauderdale High School Alumni

Ft Lauderdale, Florida (FL)

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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

Alan Pope
Alan Pope
Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years

1st Battalion 502 Infantry Division 101st Airborne. Vietnam Nov. 28 1968 thru Dec 2 1969. Wounded July 10 1969
Albert Smith
Albert Smith
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Intercept Control Tech on EC-121D Warning Star, Served in Sacramento, Thailand, Vietnam & Iceland.
Andrew A Amato, Jr
Andrew A Amato, Jr
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

Served in VAQ-33 last rate AE, PO-2 duty stations were NSA Norfork, Va, NAS Oceana, Va, and NAS Key West, FL. from 1979 to 1982
Art Jeyes
Art Jeyes
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

6 years active followed by 4 years reserve. Last rank, E7, Electronics Technician Chief, ETC(SS). Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine USS Cavalla, SSN-684. 4 years reserve, Fleet Training Group Guantanamo Bay Cuba.
Carole Winquist Allums
Carole Winquist Allums
Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years

HSL-30 Squadron AFRTS Far East Network JO2
Chuck Wilson
Chuck Wilson
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller - Command Master Chief: Naval, Air Station Key West, Spec Ops Base Coronado, Ca. Vietnam- forward air controller, Midway Island, Robbinsdale, Mn - recruiter, Rota, Spain, Coronado, Ca, Jacksonville, Fl (FACSFAC), Millington,Tn- Air Traffic Controller School, Sigonella, Sicily- (Desert Storm), NAS Memphis, Tn. ------ retired, 1994.
Clifford L Jones
Clifford L Jones
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

deep sea diver
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Us Air Force and Air National Guard. Service in Mississippi, Korea, Alaska, Georgia and Florida. Supply Specialist
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force and Air National Guard. Retired 1995. Served in Mississippi, Korea, Alaska, Georgia and Florida. Inventory Management Specialist
Daniel J. Waters
Daniel J. Waters
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Postal &Courier Service, Vietnam and Germany.
David Johnson
David Johnson
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Lt. Colonel in 1984 after 21 years as a military intelligence officer. Served in Vietnam 1970-1971. Other duty assignments in California, Colorado, Washington DC, Canada and Germany.
Fred K. Waller
Fred K. Waller
Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years

1st duty assignment was with the Tactical Air Command in Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. I crewed an old T-33, moving up to crew for the base commander. Next, 3 tours in Southeast Asia. We moved around a lot, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Pahom (NKP), Ubon, Da Nang, Phu Cat, Pleiku, Phan Rang and Tan Son Nhut (Saigon). Then base of choice…. Base Ramey in Puerto Rico. I did 3 ½ wonderful years there. I was a flight engineer on a C-130-b with the 53’d Weather Squadron (Hurricane Hunters). We mapped weather patterns all over the globe. The base closed and we all went to Biloxi Mississippi, this ended my military career.
George E. Burke
George E. Burke
Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Ranger, Parachute Infantry, and Pathfinder
Greg Waldroff
Greg Waldroff
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Cryptologist
James Robert Taylor "Bobby"
James Robert Taylor "Bobby"
Class of 1964
Army, 1 Years

Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne.
He was killed in Viet Nam January 28, 1966.
Jennifer Gillespie
Jennifer Gillespie
Class of 2000
Army Reserves, 4 Years

fort Jackson Basic Training
Joe  Eckstein
Joe Eckstein
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Was 0351 Anti Tank and Demo in Weapons Company 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines 2nd Mar Div.
Joe Dyke
Joe Dyke
Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years

Enlisted Infantryman 2 1/2 years
West Point Class of 1989
Combat Engineer officer 6 years
Served with 1st Armored Division's Cavalry
Squadron (1/1 Cav) in Desert Storm
John Fromhartz
John Fromhartz
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Entered Army Aug. 1963. Two tours in Vietnam 65-66. 173rd Airborne Brigade
Johnnie Burger
Johnnie Burger
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

Served at Fort Hood Texas, 3 years in Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division
Joseph Holland
Joseph Holland
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Four years active duty; 25 years Army Reserve.
Infantry platoon leader in Viet Nam, 1967. Served with 1/27 Wolfhounds, 25th Division. Retired Lt. Col. 1995.
Karin (Harper) McArdle
Karin (Harper) McArdle
Class of 1964
Army Reserves, 17 Years

Entered the WAC in Aug 1969; served at White Sands Missile Range, NM, Aberdeen Pvg Grd, MD; Taegu, S.Korea; Washington, DC. Retired in 1989 with rank of MAJ (USAR).
Kenneth Lawton
Kenneth Lawton
Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years

Ken graduated from FLSH class 1990.
Mal Smith
Mal Smith
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years

LT. USNR ( inactive) Naval Aviator Flew P- 3 Orion aircraft mostly in Europe and North Atlantic. The primary mission was to search and track Soviet submarines.
Nemiah Johnson III
Nemiah Johnson III
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired reaching the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO-3)
Paul 'Terry' Payne
Paul 'Terry' Payne
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

Nuke Sub, USS Sea Devil SSN-664
Diesel Sub, USS Cutlass SS-478
Navy Diver (UWSS), Key West, Fla.
Heavy Guided Missle Cruiser,
U.S.S. Columbus CG-12. PC3/DV
Paul Lacey
Paul Lacey
Class of 2000
Navy, 8 Years

Still serving. Launch and Recovering aircraft off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
Paula Byrnes-williams
Paula Byrnes-williams
Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years

Communications Specialist
Paula Williams Byrnes
Paula Williams Byrnes
Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years

Communications Specialist
Rich Buhay
Rich Buhay
Class of 1982
Navy, 21 Years

Served on submarines for 21 years as machinist mate.
Rich Buhay
Rich Buhay
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

United States Navy Submarine Force
robert w. minnick
robert w. minnick
Class of 1956
Navy, 8 Years

U.S. Navy, NSG(military branch of NSA)
Imperial Beach, Calif
Finegayan Beach, Guam, Mariana Islands
Sidi Yahia, Morocco, North Africa
Ross Sullivan
Ross Sullivan
Class of 1959
Air Force, 6 Years

Airframe Mechanic
Scott Watson
Scott Watson
Class of 1983
Navy, 6 Years

USS Belleau Wood
Stephen Harget
Stephen Harget
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

As a military musician, 4 1/2 years at Patrick AFB in Cocoa Beach, FL, and 16 1/2 years in the USAF Academy Band, Colorado Springs, CO. Still playing strong and steady.
Steve McManus
Steve McManus
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY
Basic training @ Great Lakes training command, fall of 1966.
FAETULANT (Fleet Airborne Electronics Training Unit Atlantic Fleet), Norfolk, VA, spring of 1967.
Staff @ FAETULANT Weapons Loading School, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA, 1967-1968.
Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington V-6 Division Aviation Maintainance Administration, Pensacola, FL & Boston, MA, 1969 & 1970.
Honorable Discharge from Active Duty: August, 1970.
USNR: 1970-1974
TED DRUM
TED DRUM
Class of 1956
Army, 7 Years

INFANTRY CAPTAIN COMPANY COMMANDER IN VIET NAM 1966
Terry Tompkins
Terry Tompkins
Class of 1995
Air Force, 20+ Years

After basic in Lackland AFB, TX 1966; PCS to TUSLOG Detachment 100 Eskishir, Turkey for 10 months; returned PCS to Homestead AFB, FL assigned to 4531 Security Police Sqdn SAC, TAC until 1970.
!978-1996 USAF Res 915th WeaponSystems Security Police Flight, TAC; Change of command to 482nd Security Police Sqdn TAC & ACC, Retired MSgt. NCOIC Supply (S4) in July 1996.
Terry Tompkins
Terry Tompkins
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Nov 1966 basic at Lackland AFB, TX ; PCS NATO TUSLOG Detachment 100 Eskishir, Turkey for 10 months; PCS to Homestead AFB, FL SAC & TAC 4531st Security Police Sqdn until Aug 1970.
Join USAF Res 1978-1996 Homestead AFB, FL 915th Weapons System Security Flight TAC; command change to 482nd Security Police Sqdn TAC/ACC until retiring in July 1996 MSgt NCOIC Supply (S4).
Theron Allen Sr.
Theron Allen Sr.
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

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