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

daniel p smeltzer
daniel p smeltzer Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years
Vietnam. Stationed on aircraft carrier.
Dick RheaJr.
Dick RheaJr. Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
I was drafted during the Johnson Presidency and during those two years 1966-68, I spent the last year in Viet Nam. I was an Infantry soldier and served with the 198th Lt. Inf. Brgd. part of the Americal Division. Our Unit received 4 Bronze Stars and recognition for being battle hardened by fighting in four significant battles. What a soldier gives up at age twenty you never get back. You life is perminately altered and your youth is gone.
Franz Filicky
Franz Filicky Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted and went to basic training Dec 72.
Gerald Mundy
Gerald Mundy Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years
Just Cause Panama
James H Spoerer
James H Spoerer Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
5th Special Forces Group Airborne Vietnam 1969-1970 Sgt E-5
Katheryn Wright
Katheryn Wright Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served in the Marine Corps in Twentynine Palms, CA
Kathy Haile
Kathy Haile Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
I was assigned to the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade as a Social Science Specialist 1975-1978. After AD I was in the Army Reserves as an Administrative NCO for 10 years before hanging up the uniform for good in 1988.
Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson Class of 1990
Air Force, 19 Years
E-7 Master Sergeant
Kimberly Capetillo
Kimberly Capetillo Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years
Medically tetired as an Interior Communications Second Class Petty Officer. Specialized as a S.I.T.E. tech, nationally certified fiberoptic installer by the E.T.A and nationally certified electrical connector installer. Served onboard the first of its class, the USS San Antonio LPD 17 from 2009-20011 and served a year of shore duty in Norfolk, Virginia.
Kurtis A Taggart
Kurtis A Taggart Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
Attended Navy Boot Camp in San Diegio, CA. Trained as a Cryptological Analyst in Pensacola, FL. and Winter Harbor, ME. Served the majority of my military career as a Cryptological Intelligence Analyst on the Island of Adak, AK in the Bering Sea.
Larry Keough
Larry Keough Class of 1969
Air Force, 3 Years
Served during Vietnam area. 1969-1972 Stationed in England in fire protection.
nick reott
nick reott Class of 1999
Navy, 5 Years
navy corpsman
Raymond Christ
Raymond Christ Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Served from June, 1967 - June 1970. Primary MOS 91A10 Combat medic...Overseas duty- Korea: 8th Army 65th Medical Seoul Military Hospital (Yongsan) Dec 1967 thru Feb 1969 Medic in an OB-GYN ward; Feb 1969-June 1970 Ft Dix, NJ Walson Army Hospital finished w/ MOS 91D0020 Respiratory Therapist. Spec 5 @ discharge..
Robert miller
Robert miller Class of 1984
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
U.S. Army (3 Years) U.S. Coast Guard (24+ Years) Have been faithfully and honorably serving my country since September 1984. Still serving proudly!
Ronald Bell
Ronald Bell Class of 1987
Army, 9 Years
US Army Master Gunner for Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Operation Desert Storm / Shield. SSG / E-6. Stationed in Schwienfurt Germany and Ft. Benning, Ga. Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Concuct Medal and other fun stuff!
STAFF SERGEANT JEFF ERIKSSON
STAFF SERGEANT JEFF ERIKSSON Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years
AVIONICS ELECTRONICS
STAFF SERGEANT JEFFERY ERIKSSON
STAFF SERGEANT JEFFERY ERIKSSON Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years
JOINED AIR FORCE IN JAN. OF 2001. I'VE SPENT 6YRS AT TYNDALL AFB AND 1 YR IN SOUTH KOREA. I'M NOW STATIONED AT LANGLEY AFB VA
William Cain
William Cain Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years
Entered in 1989 and served both active and reserve until 2002. Was medic, infantry, ICU nurse, and several other positions during his tour.

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Vivian Davis
Class of '65

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