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

Alejandro Ramos (ALex)
Alejandro Ramos (ALex)
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 11 Years

1st Lt. Ramos is currently deployed right now but his wife Joni (May) Ramos and two kids Jordan and Elise are living in Camp Pendleton,CA.
Allison Moening
Allison Moening
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Crypto-Linguist
Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith
Class of 1972
Air Force, 15 Years

Commissioned 2nd Lt in 1979
4 years Active; 11 Reserve
Air Force Intelligence: field and HQ USAF
Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith
Class of 1972
Air Force, 15 Years

Air Force Intelligence Officer, 4 years active, 11 years reserve
Carlos M. Woods
Carlos M. Woods
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Ordnance
christopher premore
christopher premore
Class of 2004
Army, 10 Years

11B Infantryman served in Fort Riley Kansas, Vilseck Germany, and Fort Drum New York. Two combat tours to Iraq. Training mission to slunj Croatia.
Daniel  Newman
Daniel Newman
Class of 1983
Army, 7 Years

SCOUT / SNIPER / NBC EXPERT / PARATROOPER / SERVED FROM 1984 TO 1991. SERVED IN BORDER PATROL OF SOUTH AND NORTH KOREA / PANAMA / FIRST GULF WAR
Daniel Newman
Daniel Newman
Class of 1983
Army, 7 Years

scout / sniper / nuclear-biological-chemical instructor.served in south korea / panama / gulf war one. promoted to sgt and now is a disable vet
David Christy
David Christy
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 year in USMC and 2 tours in Vietnam.
David James Batten
David James Batten
Class of 2004
Navy, 2 Years

Stationed in Norfolk, Virginia on the mighty USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER CVN 69. I am and ABE3 I work on the Catapults and the Arresting Gear.
Dennis Bradley
Dennis Bradley
Class of 1980
Air Force, 7 Years

Served at Eglin AFB, FL
Airframe repair tech.
Diane R. Grassell
Diane R. Grassell
Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years

Medical Corpsman stationed at Keesler Airforce Base, Biloxi Mississippi. Served 1963 through 1967 handling returning wounded servicemen from all branches as we started getting more involved in Vietnam.
Duane Strong
Duane Strong
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served for 22 years including 5 combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Duane Strong
Duane Strong
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Serves as National Command Element Sergeant Major for US Forces in Southern Afghanistan. Stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Earl V Lott  Jr
Earl V Lott Jr
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in the Navy from July 31, 1961 to July 31, 1992. Retired in July 1992 after 31 years of service as an AKCM (E-9). Served on board the Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk at Three different times. Was stationed in Rota ,Spain and Mildenhall, England.
Earl V Lott Jr
Earl V Lott Jr
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy right after High School and retired fom the Navy with Rating of AKCM (E-9) after 31 years of service. Retired to San Antonio TX where the weather is HOT!!!!!!! and HUMID in the summer.
Ellyse M. Jenkins
Ellyse M. Jenkins
Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years

Entered the Air Force on July 1, 2003. She was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of the GWOT (Global War on Terror). Is a Senior Airman working in the Applications field. Has won Airman of the Year for her squadron, among other awards.
Evin Moore
Evin Moore
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Retired and living in Metro Detroit, working in manufacturing.
Fredd J. Milbry
Fredd J. Milbry
Class of 1975
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Entered the U.S. Coast Guard on March 8, 1976 as an Enlisted member and retired on July 1, 1999 as a Commissioned Officer
with the rank of Lieutenant. After attending BootCamp at Cape May, NJ. was stationed at Governors Island, NY. Transferred to Training Center Petaluma, Ca. Marine Safety Office Cincinnati, OH, two tours at Seventh Coast Guard District office in Miami, FL. Boating Safety Division and assignment as the District Civil Rights Counselor Facilitator. Transfered to Coast Guard Group Detroit, MI. as Assistant Admin Officer. Attended Officer Candidate School at Yorktown, VA. Transfered to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC as the Public Affairs Programs Branch Chief. Transfered to LORAN Station Kure Island HI, as Commanding Officer. Transfered Ninth Coast Guard District Office, Cleveland, OH as Readiness Branch Chief and subsequent assignment in Boating Safety Division as Auxiliary Branch Chief. Transfered to Military Processing Station
Pittsburgh, PA as Testing Control Officer. Retired with over 23 years of service to our country with plenty of fond memories and friends for life. Salute to all our Veterans in all Services!
Gary R. Anderson
Gary R. Anderson
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served 10 years in the Infantry, 10 years in the military Police, 5 years in recruiting duty. Retired as a MSG (E-8) in 2001. Currently working as a DOD Police Officer.
Gary Williams
Gary Williams
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

v-n vet
James  Lybrook
James Lybrook
Class of 1995
Navy, 1 Years

well I enjoyed the NJROTC class that I had took at Garfield Highschool and my teachers were sk1 Moudry and major Zink and I am in trainningcamp p.s tell both.
James W Allen
James W Allen
Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years

Served 4 years with 100th SRW, aerial recon; 4 years in procurement.
Jerrold K. Callen
Jerrold K. Callen
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Fighter pilot.
Jim Allen
Jim Allen
Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years

Served 4 years as a supply tech with the 100th SRW based out of Tucson, AZ working with the U-2 aircraft. While stationed with the 100th I served a 4 month TDY in South Viet Nam.

My second enlistment I served as a buyer at MacDill AFB Procurement Office, Tampa, FL. I completed my degree at the University of Tampa. I have worked in the field of purchasing throughout my career.
John F. Walsh IV
John F. Walsh IV
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Crew Chief on fighter aircraft - served in Thailand and Vietnam - stationed all over the world, to include Germany (twice) and many stateside assignments.
John Neugebauer
John Neugebauer
Class of 1977
Air Force, 14 Years

Airport Management Supervisor
John Neugebauer
John Neugebauer
Class of 1977
Air Force, 10 Years

1983-1984 Defense Language Institute, Russian Language School
1984-1985 82nd Flight Training Wing, Williams AFB, Arizona
1985-1988 36th TFW, Bitburg AB, Germany
1988-1993 4950th Test Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
john walsh
john walsh
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Was a crew chief on fighter aircraft, F-111's, F101's, F4's and F-16's. Stationed around the world...Nellis AFB, Tyndall, McLellan, Ramstein Germany, back to Nellis, Hahn Germany and Hector Field in Fargo ND. Many temporary duties around the world. Would love to do it all over again!
Johnnie  Downs
Johnnie Downs
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Sergeant First Class Johnnie Downs retired Army 32 years, 6 months, 24 days. Served in the military through 3 wars, Honor graduate Ohio military academy honor graduate, Soldier of the year 1986, recipient us army Meritorious service medal, US Army track team Gold Medal 4 x 100 relay, Global war on terrorism medal, name placed at the Infantry Museum Fort Benning Georgia, George Washington Freedom Medal. Ohio Veteran Memorial Park monument honoring the Military career of Sergeant First Class Johnnie Downs. "Hooah"
Joseph Harrisonn Jr
Joseph Harrisonn Jr
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Now I work for the US Army. Double Dipper!
Melissa Helmkee
Melissa Helmkee
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

Interior Communication Electrician, E-4
MIchael Gilliland
MIchael Gilliland
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Me is currently stationed in Pensacola, Florida and will be graduating from The Military Intell. School. He is hoping to be stationed in either California or...
Michael Goff
Michael Goff
Class of 1993
Navy, 6 Years

Mike served in the Navy as a Firecontrolman, on board the USS Normandy (CG-60). After leaving the Navy in 2001, Mike lived in Virginia Beach until 2007, when he and his wife moved to Maryland. Mike is currently working as a Web designer for Smarthinking.com, in Washington DC.
Michael Griffith
Michael Griffith
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in Marines for 4 years after high school.
Nadine Brooks
Nadine Brooks
Class of 1975
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Force Reserves
452nd Communications Squadron
Mather AFB
Nancy Disturnell (Stewart)
Nancy Disturnell (Stewart)
Class of 1968
Air Force, 3 Years

Officer Training School selection branch, recruiter.
Nancy Stewart Laumakis
Nancy Stewart Laumakis
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Officer training school selection branch; Recruiting service
Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined right out of HS and have been stationed in MI, AZ, Turkey, DE, UT, and now in SD. Currently hold the rank of Senior Master Sgt and in charge of a B-1B maintenance unit.
Robin Moore
Robin Moore
Class of 1980
Navy, 13 Years

Nuclear power electronics technician for a few years before going into special projects. Spent a few years in the Philippines at Clark AFB working with the Joint Services SURTASS detachment, ended my service in 1993 aboard the USS Enterprise.

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Our Garfield 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 Garfield High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Akron are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!