Gainesville High School Alumni

Gainesville, 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

Bernie Bostick
Bernie Bostick
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Vietnam Veteran 3 tours of duty
Bob Haines
Bob Haines
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

I served in the USAF (SSgt) for 2 enlistments and later retired from the Navy as a chaplain. Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran.
clifford hines
clifford hines
Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years

Aircrew survival equipment tech (parachute rigger)
Colonel Mike Heidingsfield
Colonel Mike Heidingsfield
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Service included Persian Gulf, Pentagon, Guantanamo Bay (Camp Delta), Cuba and Iraq
donald willingham
donald willingham
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF for four yrs served in Calif and Viet Nam with the 9RTS support group.
Guy L. Spear
Guy L. Spear
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Served everywhere except the Indian and Arctic Oceans. Never stationed aboard ship (one little island after another ie. Bermuda, Hawaii, Cuba, Sicily. 1 tour Nam, 2 patrol squadrons (VP1 Barbers Pt Hawaii, Deployed VN,PI and VP 24 NAS Jax Deployed Sicily and Bermuda.
Jason LeFave
Jason LeFave
Class of 1995
Air Force, 12 Years

Security Forces Combat Arms Weapon & Tactics Instructor. Served Tours in Incirlik,Turkey, Dyess AFB, Texas, Osan AB, Korea, Moody AFB, Georgia. Combat tours to Iraq, and Afganistan.
John Alford
John Alford
Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years

Infantry, 11H antitank. Was in California, Germany, And 101st at Ft. Campbell, Ky.
John L. Garver
John L. Garver
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

12 Years active - Nuclear Reactor Operator and Instructor-Submarines-SSBN's
14 Years Navy Reserves - Communications operations,repair, and installation for Navelex, Charleston
Karana Burroughs
Karana Burroughs
Class of 1997
Army, 7 Years

Enrolled in NJROTC for the first three years of high school, then joined the Army Reserves the summer before my senior year. Went active duty in the regular Army and served in Japan and South Carolina.
Kathryn R. Powwll
Kathryn R. Powwll
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Active duty 71-73; active Reserves retired. CPT, USAR, Medical Svc Corps
Larry Kirby
Larry Kirby
Class of 1967
Air Force, 6 Years

B-52D Crew Chief / Tail Gunner. TDY at Kadena Air Base - Okinawa, Japan, Utapao Air Field, Thailand, Anderson Air Force Base - Agana, Guam, Personnel Extraction - Cambodia
Lisa L Dean
Lisa L Dean
Class of 1980
Air Force, 22 Years

I was trained by the Air Force in Radiology. The Air Force was good for me. I also took it very seriously that I was there to defend my country.
Mary Ruth Lewis
Mary Ruth Lewis
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

Commander, U. S. Navy (Retired)
Michael O Hedges
Michael O Hedges
Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years

US Army Security Agency (ASA), SGT, Stationed Ft. Jackson, SC, Fort Gordon, GA, Frankfort Germany, Sagion Vietnam, Ft. Devens, MA.
R. Michael Fremen
R. Michael Fremen
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Cryptologic Warrant Officer
Richard Flake
Richard Flake
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

retired after 30 years service as Master Chief Petty Officer Vietnam vet.
Robin Graham
Robin Graham
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

From 76-80 I was regular Army as a photo journalist. I reenlisted in 1989 in the Army Reserves and served with an expeditionary force planning the 1995 invasion of Bosnia.
Ron Fort
Ron Fort
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

PSC(SW) 1982-2006 Retired.
Ronny Fort
Ronny Fort
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Ronny Fort served for over 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He may be retired from active duty but is still serving his country working for the Navy as a Civil Service employee back in Gainesvile at UF. Go Canes and Go Gators!

Classmates Spotlight

Gainesville High School Classmates

Jeffrey Watkins
Class of '79

Alumni Stories

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School News

2 Year Anniversary

Melanie Burroughs (class of 74) - celebrated two years post surgery for ovarian cancer. I am currently in remission and...
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Our Gainesville 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 Gainesville High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Gainesville are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!