Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
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
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 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 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 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 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 Class of 2009
Air Force, 10 Years Security Forces in the Air Force. 5 years Active, 5 years ANG.
Don L. Smith Class of 1990
National Guard, 3 Years Infantry Unit. Performed TS Search&Rescue Missions.
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 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 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 Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years Served in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm in 1991. Retired as SFC in 1995.
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 Class of 1961
Army, 6 Years Specialist 5, served w/ the 7th Army, 501st Ordinance Co. Karlshrue, Germany. ,66 and '67. Ammunitions specialist.
Keith Coleman Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years Stationed at 3 Bases in Texas from 1966 to 1970
Mark H Johnston Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years CAPT (ret), USN
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.
Ronald Phillip Zacek Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years Served on the U.S.S. Lexington CVS-16 for active duty.
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 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.
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The GERI and STUART GATES H.P.C.S. Alumni Assoc. Scholarship
Join others who have generously donated $800.00 so far to this matching challenge. Remember the deadline May 31st !