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

Bill Younkins
Bill Younkins Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
MM3 on the USS Newport News CA_148
David W. Drew
David W. Drew Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Drafted on 6/21/67. Served as a sgt. in the 9th Inf. Div. in Viet Nam from 4/5/68 to 4/5/69. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Air Medal, 2 ACM's for valor and other medals. Observation: We all must support the men and women that are defending our country today. They risk their lives daily for us. Those returning suffer physical and mental injuries and their suicide rate exceeds all other veterans. Please help them ever possible.
Donald Grim
Donald Grim Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
U.S. Army, 1980-2000
Douglas Fugate
Douglas Fugate Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Twenty years - the first two in training and the Artillery branch, a year and half in language and intelligence training resulting in 18 years in the Military Intelligence field. Stationed on the East/West German border during the failed Iran Hostage rescue attempt. Trained soldiers sent to Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Desert Storm I & II.
Edward John Hamrich, II
Edward John Hamrich, II Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
28 year Air Force Loadmaster on C-130's and C-123's.Career spanned Pre Vietnam thru Desert Sheild and Desert Storm.1964-1992, Awards include; 1-DFC, 9-Air Medals, 5-Presidential Unit Citations, and various other awards and commendations. Retied as a SMSgt (E-8) .in Marietta, GA now living in Rio Ranch, New Mexico.
Edward John Hamrich, II
Edward John Hamrich, II Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
28 yr career as a C-130 Combat Crewmember. Particpated in aerial missions throughout thr world. Action in the Dominican Republic Crisis 1965, numerous deploments to NATO in Europe, 1 yr deployment in SEA(1967-1968), Supported Grenada Mission, supported Operation "Just Cause", numerous deployments to "SOUTHCOM", participated in "Desert Shield/Desert Storm". Retired after 28 yrs as the Chief Loadmaster Supervisor/Instructor Flight Examiner for the 700th TAS, Dobbins AFB, GA in 1992 with the rank of SMSGT (E-8).
frank r troy
frank r troy Class of 1960
Army, 5 Years
combat engineer , ocs graduate, vietnam veteran
Gary Mckay
Gary Mckay Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
Missile Facilities Craftsman - heating, cooling, power generation and distribution for Minuteman II / III ICBMs
Jacinto D. Jones
Jacinto D. Jones Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Entered the U.S. Army on 2 September 1983 and retired on 1 July 2008 serving 20+ years.
Jeff Weinstock
Jeff Weinstock Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Served just shy of 21 years in the Navy serving during Desert Storm and Endurring Freedom. I was also a comissioning member of the GHS NJROTC unit.
Jeff Weinstock
Jeff Weinstock Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Served just shy of 21 years in the Navy retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. I now teach Navy JROTC.
Jessica Worriax
Jessica Worriax Class of 2007
Navy, 8 Years
Petty Officer Second Class Jessica Worriax currently stationed in Noroflk Va. Graduated from Gaithersburg In 2007 and left for Navy basic training 10 days later. She plans to retire in the military and loves what she does.
John Hargett
John Hargett Class of 1940
Air Force, 3 Years
Served as an aerial engineer in World War II. Served in China, India, and Burma.
Karyn Heilman
Karyn Heilman Class of 1982
Air Force, 2 Years
Active Duty USAF 1984-1986, Air National Guard 1987-1988
Kris Bennett Bradsher
Kris Bennett Bradsher Class of 1982
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Commander, Medical Service Corps
Michael Selleh
Michael Selleh Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Served 1991-2010, stationed Overseas continuously from 1992 thru 2006 Bosnia, Kosovo (multiple deployments), Afghanistan (multiple deployments), Iraq (multiple deployments)
Nicole Gist
Nicole Gist Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served four years. Stationed at Cherry Point NC. Air wing station
Robert Rotruck
Robert Rotruck Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Aviation Electronics retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (W-3). Loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat. God bless America!
Rodney Earl Walton
Rodney Earl Walton Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years
I served from 1969-1973. I was commissioned in the military intelligence branch in 1970. My highest rank was First Lieutenant. I served 12 1/2 months in Vietnam from 1972-1973, mostly in I Corps (Quang Ngai and Chu Lai). I was awarded a Bronze Star for my service. I attended airborne school in 1973.
Ron Moler Jr
Ron Moler Jr Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years
Served from 1969 to 1975 was stationed Andrews Air Force Base Md, USMC Air Station Yuma Az, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Pinecastle Electronic Warfield Range Fla.

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Gaithersburg High School Classmates

Penny Shifflett
Class of '91

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Tom Hoffer, passing away

i am not sure were to contact people of his class, but my brother, Tom Hoffer, class of '84, passed away today from panc...
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