Military Alumni

Military 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
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.
Henry Lunsford
Henry Lunsford Class of 1959
Army, 8 Years
Served 2 tours in Germany, military translator (German), Viet Nam Era veteran
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.
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!
Santoshia Gardner Oggs
Santoshia Gardner Oggs Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years
I am a military officer (a major) in the United States Army.
Todd Weise
Todd Weise Class of 1990
Navy, 11 Years
I am a native Floridian and 11-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, as an Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class. I did tours aboard one aircraft carrier, two cruisers and a naval air station. I have traveled quite extensively to places like the North Atlantic, Caribbean, South America and Mediterranean (which includes the Persian Gulf).

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Candace Church
Class of '93

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2 Year Anniversary

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