Franklin Regional High School Alumni

Murrysville, Pennsylvania (PA)

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

A. Alan Kemerer
A. Alan Kemerer
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Joined the Army in 1982, was in the 307th Engr Bn (82nd ABN DIV) Ft Bragg, NC, 20th Engr Bde (18th ABN CORP) Ft Bragg, NC, and 249th Engr Bn, (18th Engr Bde) Karlsruhe Germany. Transfered to US Army Reserve May 1989, served with the various units, was activated from Jan 2003 til Jan 2006, mission training units deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq, in Jan 2007 retired from the military with 25+ years of service.
Aaron Neff
Aaron Neff
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Active duty Air Force since June 1995, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn
Andreas Knispel
Andreas Knispel
Class of 1991
Army, 5 Years

Service Disabled Veteran
Benjamin F. Wible
Benjamin F. Wible
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Joined before the fall of Vietnam --- served in the Army Security Agency which morphed into the Intelligence Security Command.
Bruce Ehrenberger
Bruce Ehrenberger
Class of 1989
Air Force, 7 Years

Firefighter
Carl Palmer
Carl Palmer
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Amphibious Assault Crewchief
Charles R. Fatur
Charles R. Fatur
Class of 1984
Navy, 18 Years

Joined the Navy out of Pittsburgh MEPS... Served on 4 ships and 2 shore activities... Served under 4 Presidents and all conflicts and Wars from Panama to The War on Terror. He worked with Supply and Security. He's a proud FRHS Alumni!
Eric Larsen
Eric Larsen
Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years

Assistant navigator, USS Ford (FFG 54), Everett, WA
Task Force 76 Navigator, COMPHIBGRU 1, Japan.
Gerald Moore
Gerald Moore
Class of 1970
Army, 22 Years

Served in Coast Guard, Navy, and Army.
Retired Army.
Heike Knispel
Heike Knispel
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Started my military career in June of 1978 with the US Navy and finished it in 2000 when I retired from the US Army.
Henry L Swank Jr
Henry L Swank Jr
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired after 22 Years of service. Vetern of Operation Praying Mantis 1988, Desert Storm 1991, Restore hope 1993, Restore Demacrocy 1994, Iraqi Freedom 2003 & 2005, Enduring Freedom 2004. Instructor at United States Naval Academy from 1997-2000 and 2005-2008.
Henry L. Swank Jr.
Henry L. Swank Jr.
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Have been stationed over seas twice. Veteran of Operations Praying Mantice 1988, Desert Storm 1991, Enduring Freedom 2001, and Iraqi Frredom 2003. Active
JAMES IRRGANG
JAMES IRRGANG
Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years

United States Naval Officer graduate from NROTC. Has served on two ships with one tour to Middle East.
Javier Orona
Javier Orona
Class of 2000
Army, 17 Years

Still currently serving. Recently left the 82nd Airborne Division. 3 Combat tours overseas.
Jay Howard
Jay Howard
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Enter Army in fall of 1970. Served in Vietnam [DaNang] '71-'72. ETS'd from Ft Carson, Colorado in 1973.
Lance Hrivnak
Lance Hrivnak
Class of 1989
Air Force, 13 Years

Air Force Intelligence Officer and Space Officer. Currently stationed in California (Jun 07).
Matthew Altman
Matthew Altman
Class of 2012
National Guard, 6 Years

Enlisted 2013,PAARNG
Matthew D. Rauscher
Matthew D. Rauscher
Class of 1991
Army, 15 Years

Currently Serving as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command
Matthew Valkovic
Matthew Valkovic
Class of 2002
Army, 2 Years

I'm a Field Artillery officer currently assigned to Fort Riley, KS. My unit will be deploying to Iraq later this summer. This will be my first deployment.
Nicholas Mance Jr
Nicholas Mance Jr
Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years

US Air Force - 1962-1966
US Air Force Reserves - 1966-1968 (Pittsburgh International Airport)
Nicholas Selm
Nicholas Selm
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Military Police
Patrick J. Neary
Patrick J. Neary
Class of 1973
Army, 10 Years

I was involved in Field Artillery as an officer. I was stationed in various U.S. posts. Honorably Discharged.
Patrick Somers
Patrick Somers
Class of 1973
Air Force, 3 Years

Stationed at Scribner Air Base in Nebraska. I was an electrical power production specialist (operated diesel generators)
Paul Limpert
Paul Limpert
Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years

Cavalry Captain, left service late in 1992 just under 8 years active. Desert Storm Veteran as part of the 8th Infantry Division attached to the 3rd Armored Division
Paul Limpert
Paul Limpert
Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years

I graduated from West Point in 1985 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, I served for 8 years and attained the rank of Captain before resigning in 1993. I was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor in action in Desert Storm while acting as the Combat Trains Commander for the 4th of the 34th Armored Task Force.
Peter de KAM
Peter de KAM
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent four.years as a medic.(just long enough to finish my under grad degree and power through a.grad program in 14 months (I didn't eat.or sleep the e.tire time)'Cross trained.to be a Joint Tactical Air Controller - got Got.General Officer endorsement on my OTS application.because of my affinity with the proper application of high explosives :)'yeah baby!! Went on to be a.Ground.Launched.Cruise.Missile.Launch.Officer in Belgium and then in Sicily. Went to the Air Force Institute of Technology for a Masters in Logistics Management.... it's a three year world class degree collapsed into 14 months. With a thesis too... not so much fun... it then I wound up at the Air Force.Space and Missle Systems Center and became a.rocket scientist - now that's fun! BUT, ALL things have to come to an end and it was much easier finding a.job and starting over at 40 than at 53+
Robert J. Evangelista
Robert J. Evangelista
Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years

I"m still serving, so it'll be five and some change when it's all said and done. I'm currently in my second tour in Iraq where i've been serving with the 101st Airborne. I'm in the Infantry and have been the five years i've been in the army
Scott Eckert
Scott Eckert
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Avionic Tech on Hueys and Cobras
Sean Godfrey
Sean Godfrey
Class of 2005
Marine Corps Reserve, 8 Years

Active Duty: 2006-2010 with 2nd battalion 6th Marines as machine gunner. Deployment to Fallujah, Iraq in 2007 and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2008.
Active Reserves: 2013-present with 3rd battalion 25th Marines as machine gun squad leader.
SSG Jason Hice
SSG Jason Hice
Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years

Infantry Still Active Military
Thom Durbin
Thom Durbin
Class of 1967
Navy, 9 Years

I served on the USS Conyngham (DDG-17), USS L.Y.Spear (AS-36) and USS Harlan County (LST-1196)
Thom Durbin
Thom Durbin
Class of 1967
Navy, 9 Years

April 69-Feb. 78; DDG-17; AS-36; FMAG; LST-1196
William Lawrence
William Lawrence
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20 Years

Pilot,
Maj. ret. Still flying, 52 years since my first flight. ????
William Lemmon
William Lemmon
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Desert Shield; Desert Storm; Desert Calm. Served from 1977-1997
william spezialetti
william spezialetti
Class of 1983
Army, 12 Years

gulf war vet, combat engineer,
Zachery Fleischauer
Zachery Fleischauer
Class of 2014
Army, 10 Years

10 years as a 92F, Deployed to varias locations and retired out by the army in 2021. Service Disabled Veteran now that owns 4 companies.

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Harrison City
Born: 1962-09-30
Died: 2013-05-26
Lindsay, Harrison City
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Our Franklin Regional 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 Franklin Regional High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Murrysville are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!