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

Bryant Ogden
Bryant Ogden
Class of 1962
Army, 4 Years

Armor Company Commander OCSFt Benning, GAcommission at Ft Knox, KY. !.5 yrs on Korean DMZ as Cavalry Platoon Leader
carlmorey
carlmorey
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

1970-71: 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Nike Hercules Tactical Nuclear Missiles, NATO Base Landau, Germany
Daniel Barnard
Daniel Barnard
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Navy Nuclear Submariner.
-Served on USS Cincinnati, USS Oklahoma City and USS Hyman G. Rickover.
-Shore tours at two land based Navy Nuclear prototypes and under Commander Submarine Squadron Eight, Norfolk, Va.
-Retired March 2003
David A. Blanchard Jr
David A. Blanchard Jr
Class of 1989
Navy, 18 Years

HM1 (Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer)
FMF (Fleet Marine Force)
Currently stationed overseas @
NBHC Sasebo, Japan after completing two tours of duty in Iraq.
David Bowers
David Bowers
Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Ft. Belvoir, VA
CCTV/Training Video Production
2 Years Active
4 Years Reserve
David Roman
David Roman
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Feb 2011. Had the honor of completing 6 combat tours as a Airborne Combat Engineer. Awarded three Bronze Stars for exceptionall meritorious service during combat operations.
Derek Premo
Derek Premo
Class of 1999
Air Force, 12 Years

12 years Air Force experience as a Security Force member supporting security missions to a wide range of personnel.
Derek Premo
Derek Premo
Class of 2009
Air Force, 10 Years

Security Forces in the Air Force. 5 years Active, 5 years ANG.
Don L. Smith
Don L. Smith
Class of 1990
National Guard, 3 Years

Infantry Unit. Performed TS Search&Rescue Missions.
Dylan T. Divine
Dylan T. Divine
Class of 2012
Navy, 2 Years

Navy SEAL Team 4
Eric O'Brien
Eric O'Brien
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served int he Air Force for twenty years from 1980 until 2000. Retired near Denver Colorado, and have two son's serving at this time.
Erik G Kenney
Erik G Kenney
Class of 1991
Navy, 10 Years

launched Aircraft off the USS America, then became photographer and video specialist and Naval Air-crewman. Did aerial photography for 7 years on the USS George Washington and Joint Forces Intelligence Command. (photo is a sub w/ the GW in background. I took it in the Persian Gulf)
Erik Kenney
Erik Kenney
Class of 1991
Navy, 10 Years

Aerial intelligence reconnaissance photographer/videographer.

USS America (3.5 yrs)
NAS Pensacola (1yr)
GITMO (1 yr)
USS George Washington (3.5 yrs)
Joint Forces Intelligence Command (1yr)

picture is of me hooking up an F-14 Tomcat to cat 1 b-4 becoming a photomate :-)
Jeff Kilbourn
Jeff Kilbourn
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm in 1991. Retired as SFC in 1995.
Jeff Kilbourn
Jeff Kilbourn
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968. Served the United States Army Reserve from 1975 until 1996. Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
John F Meyer
John F Meyer
Class of 1961
Army, 6 Years

Specialist 5, served w/ the 7th Army, 501st Ordinance Co. Karlshrue, Germany. ,66 and '67.
Ammunitions specialist.
John H Christensen
John H Christensen
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

6+ years active duty as a Naval Officer. USS Manley DD 940 and Naval Supply Depot, Yokosuka, Japan tours of duty. Finished up in the Naval Reserves (22 years), achieving rank of Commander.
John Schroth
John Schroth
Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman (HM3)
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, CA 1988-1989
Naval Hospital Clinic at Diego Garcia 1990-1991
Fleet Marine Force 1st battalion, 11th Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA 1991-1992
Kathryn Hall Drouin
Kathryn Hall Drouin
Class of 1972
Air Force, 2 Years

Communications Center Specialist, Pease AFB, New Hampshire
Keith Coleman
Keith Coleman
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed at 3 Bases in Texas from 1966 to 1970
Lionel Durant
Lionel Durant
Class of 1984
Marine Corps Reserve, 6 Years

2542 Comm Center Operator, 2531 Radio & Satellite Communications Team Lead
Marilynn C. Nieman Shadley
Marilynn C. Nieman Shadley
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska
Mark Divine
Mark Divine
Class of 1981
Navy, 25 Years

Mark Divine is a retired Navy SEAL Commander, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Founder / CEO of SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind, founder of multiple million-dollar businesses, lifetime Martial Artist, Ashtanga Yoga teacher, and host of the Unbeatable Mind podcast (recently rated #1 health podcast and #30 overall on itunes)
Mark H Johnston
Mark H Johnston
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

CAPT (ret), USN
Michael W Wall
Michael W Wall
Class of 1963
Army, 25 Years

Served Mainly as Military Police and Chaplain Assistance
Owen Rowlands
Owen Rowlands
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Over 10 years directing fighter aircraft against the enemies of the free world. Spent time in Florida, New York, Saudia Arabia, Iceland and Virginia. It was a great 20 years.
Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey
Class of 1969
National Guard, 6 Years

Enlisted in NYSARNG 1971thru 1977. Received New York State governor's for outstanding performance during the 1972 Elmira floods. Spent weekends with my reserve unit at the Rome NY armory and summers at Fort Drum serving as a support platoon for Mechanized Infantry. Spent Basic and AIT training at Fort Jackson South Carolina as an 11B1 infantryman.
Ronald Phillip Zacek
Ronald Phillip Zacek
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

Went to Boot Camp at Great Lakes in 1964. Was station of the USS Lexington CVS-16 in Pensacola Naval Air Station.
Ronald Phillip Zacek
Ronald Phillip Zacek
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

Served on the U.S.S. Lexington CVS-16 for active duty.
Roy Bruno
Roy Bruno
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Sgt. K9 Security Forces Vietnam (2 tours) 4 mos. on the western border of Laos along the Mekong river. F4 flight line engine mechanic. 9 years (2004-2013) in Iraq & Afghanistan working with US Army SF K9, Site Security Manager in Afghanistan. Currently retired dealing with Agent Orange illness.
Russell Grogan
Russell Grogan
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

26+ years in Army Reserves retired LTC.
Was Commander of the 331st Combat Support Hospital and the 865th Combat Support Hospital before retiring.
Scott Bushnell
Scott Bushnell
Class of 1960
Navy, 8 Years

USS Harwood (DD861) -1964-1967
Vietnam (5th Marine Regiment) TET Offensive '67-'68
Defense Intelligence Agency '68 - '70
Scott Victor
Scott Victor
Class of 1992
Army, 17 Years

Commissioned in 1997 through ROTC. Served in Germany, Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana. Deployed to the Balkans in 1998, Iraq in 2004.

Currently working as a logistics plans officer in the 310th ESC, as a major.
Stephen Kryczkowski
Stephen Kryczkowski
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Currently Deployed To West Iraq As Of 01/03/2008
Stuart (Greg) Maxson
Stuart (Greg) Maxson
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Directly after graduation I went on active duty to the U. S. Naval Traing Center in Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation from Hospital Corps School my next duty station was the U. S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. From there I went to the Station Hospital at the U. S. Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, MD. Honorably Discharged in July of 1966 from Active Duty. Completed the next two years in U. S. Naval Reserve. I enjoyed my tour of service in the United States Navy "Hooya"! :)
Stuart Maxson
Stuart Maxson
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

U. S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. Great Lakes Naval Hospital Corps School. Neurosurgery Ward at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, PA also the USNTC Bainbridge, MD Station Hospital.
Stuart Maxson
Stuart Maxson
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

U. S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. Great Lakes Naval Hospital Corps School. Neurosurgery Ward at the U. S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, PA also the USNTC Bainbridge, MD Station Hospital.
Thomas Atwater
Thomas Atwater
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

I am proud to serve my country........
Tim Leahy
Tim Leahy
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

BMTS & Tech School Oct 1985 thru Jan 1986
FTD, Peas AFB, NH Jan- Mar 1986
Loring AFB, ME 1986-1991 (Op Desert Storm) KC-135 Crew Chief
Griffis AFB, NY 1991-1994
Grand Forks AFB, ND 1994-2000 (Allied Force)
Robins AFB, GA 2000-20009 (OP's OEF & OIF) Crew Chief E-8C JSTARS
Tom Hartney
Tom Hartney
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Basic Training, Ft. Dix, Aug 1961-Oct 1961
Signal School, Ft Gordon, Nov 1961-Jan 1962
592nd Signcal Co, Berlin Brigade, Berlin Germany, Jan 1962-Aug 1964

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