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

Aaron Robert Deskins
Aaron Robert Deskins Class of 2008
Navy, 8 Years
Aviation Ordnance armament Technician Yokosuka, Japan on USS George Washington 2009-2012 2 deployments Norfolk, Va on USS Harry S. Truman 2012-2014 1 deployment Lemoore, Ca at FRC West 2014-2016
Al Ekas
Al Ekas Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Serviced at various West Coast, Overseas and afloat commands.
Antonio Lopreiato
Antonio Lopreiato Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
After graduation I joined and did 21 Years, Retired at the rank of SFC (P) E-7P, Loved it and would change a thing I did
Autumn Williams
Autumn Williams Class of 2002
Air Force, 4 Years
Served in North Dakota, Iraq, Korea, and Florida
Chet Olson
Chet Olson Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years
Started service in Aug. 69,, spent most of the enlistment in Long Beach, Calif.,, 2 tours in Viet Nam,, as a combat information specialist, opreational intelligence,, Da Nang "71 and Qua Viet river Quang Tri '72-'73,, made the rank of Operations Specialist (E-5) 2nd class.., also spent 2 years reserve duty...
David Brown
David Brown Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Ansbach, Germany Oakdale, PA
Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Emergency Management, various tours in Europe and Mid-East countries, and the Air Force Range complex in Nevada.
Eric Noll
Eric Noll Class of 1992
Army, 19 Years
14yrs as Infantryman 5yrs as IT support
Frank Susa
Frank Susa Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
2nd class Aviation, Hydraulic Tech. Some of my of my duties, where door gunner on a UH1N Huey, I was stationed with the Blue Angles as A hydraulic tech. I was stationed for a short time at Andrews Airforce base I was a hydraulic tech on Marine One
jack r momberger
jack r momberger Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years
fireman crash/ rescue trained on t-33plane to the s/r 71 k/c 135, many more. malmstrom afb.
James Drane
James Drane Class of 1983
Army, 10 Years
I had the privilege of serving my county for 10 years in both the United States Navy from June 1985 to April 1988. I served as a Aviation Structural Mechanic " E" Ejection and Environmental Systems on F-14 Fighter Jets. I enlisted into the United States Army September 1988 to December 1995 as a 68J Aircraft Armament Control Repairman. I worked Cobra and Apache Helicopter. I left the service as an E-6 Staff Sergeant and was truly honored to Serve this great nation of ours and to serve you.
James M. Lardin
James M. Lardin Class of 1987
Army, 14 Years
SFC James M. Lardin (jim,jimmy,jimbo to his friends and family) Served our country well and proudly directly out of high school. He reached the rank of SFC just days prior to his sudden and unexpected death in March,2000. He recived many upon many awards for his outstanding service to his country. May he rest in peace
Jamie Nicole Demharter
Jamie Nicole Demharter Class of 1984
Navy, 8 Years
Served as an Operations Specialist, Petty Officer Second Class. Stationed in Great Lakes IL, Virgina Beach VA, Norfolk VA. Deployments in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Jeremy Slater
Jeremy Slater Class of 1991
Air Force, 17 Years
Served 1991 to 1998 in Bamberg Germay as Field Artillery, 1998 to present at Fort Bragg, NC as Field Artillery and Transportation. Currently serving in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Deployed to Bosnia (1997), Hungary (2003), Iraq (2005) and Afghanistan (2007 / 2008)
Kent Walker
Kent Walker Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years
Served in Brunswick Maine and aircraft carrier USS Dwight D Eisenhower
Larry Lehew
Larry Lehew Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Eight years active duty--12+ in the Reserves
Lawrence R. Shane
Lawrence R. Shane Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years
Served with the 661st Transportation Co. (GS) (Acft) @ Ft George G Meade, Md 1974 - 1977
Paul Palko
Paul Palko Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
35 years, retired CMSgt, worked in aircraft maintenance and as an inspector
Rob Waltenbaugh
Rob Waltenbaugh Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
I had the privelege to serve on two (2) surface warfare ships homeported in Norfolk, Va - Communications officer- USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) 1974-77, and Navigator-USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) 1977-79.
Scott Cromer
Scott Cromer Class of 1990
Navy, 19 Years
I reported for Basic Training in October 1990 and have been stationed in the Republic of Panama (twice), Texas and Maryland (twice). I will be retiring at the end of October with 20 years of service.

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