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 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 Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years Active duty Air Force since June 1995, Operation Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn
Andreas Knispel Class of 1991
Army, 5 Years Service Disabled Veteran
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 Class of 1989
Air Force, 7 Years Firefighter
Carl Palmer Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 6 Years Amphibious Assault Crewchief
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 Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years Assistant navigator, USS Ford (FFG 54), Everett, WA Task Force 76 Navigator, COMPHIBGRU 1, Japan.
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 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. 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 Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years United States Naval Officer graduate from NROTC. Has served on two ships with one tour to Middle East.
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 Class of 1989
Air Force, 13 Years Air Force Intelligence Officer and Space Officer. Currently stationed in California (Jun 07).
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 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 Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years US Air Force - 1962-1966 US Air Force Reserves - 1966-1968 (Pittsburgh International Airport)
Nicholas Selm Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 5 Years Military Police
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 Class of 1973
Air Force, 3 Years Stationed at Scribner Air Base in Nebraska. I was an electrical power production specialist (operated diesel generators)
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Rita Lynn Curtis Eiszler