Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
Have you lost your James Madison High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Golden Knights lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.
Honored Military Alumni
Barry Kokot Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years Served 2 tours in Vietnam and proud of it!!!
Danny Friedman Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years Vietnam 1967-1968 D troop 17th Armored Cavalery, 199th Light Infantry Brigade
James R. Davis Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years Served from 1961 to 1968, 1979 to 1998. First served as aircraft electrician, then as flight engineer. Vietnam era, and then first gulf war.
Martin Mechanick Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years Served around the country and in South Korea during "The Pueblo Incident."
Martin Mechanick Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years 1966-1970, rank of Captain
Robert E. Noziglia Class of 1939
Air Force, 20+ Years After graduation JMHS, worked as Bank Bookeeper. We saw WWII on the horizon and I decided that I wanted to be a US Army Air Corps Pilot. Did not have the required College Credits so I took an Exam and Qualified to Enter Aviation Cadets. Trained at Bases in California and Comissioned 2nd Lt and Pilot in 1943. assigned a B 17 Crew, Trained and shipped overseas to the 8th Air Force in England. Flew my Tour (31 Missions) without injury or mishap. I was one of the lucky ones.Made deep penetrations into Germany against targets in Berlin, Munich, Breman, Hamburg and some heavily defended targets in the industrial Ruhr Valley. Did two missions on D Day. We in the Eight Won the war. Note: " In the spring of 1944...we were masters in the air. The bitterness of the struggle was a greater strain on the Luftwaffe than it was able to bear... For our Air Superiority, which by the end of 1944 was to become Air Supremacy, full tribute must be paid to the United States Eighth Air Force." Winston Chuechill, Closing The Ring. "The Eighth Air Forcewas one of the great fighting forces in the history of warfare. It had the best equipment and the best men, all but a handful of whom were civilian Americans, educated and willing to fight for their country and a cause they understood was in danger--Freedom. Itswhat made WWII so special." Andy Rooney.... My WAR. I returned To the US in july 1944 and worked at Air Force jobs, both i n Air Venues and in staff and management roles. Flew Cargo Planes on the Berlin Airlift and was Commissioned in the Regular Air Force. Obtained A Degree from the University Of Maryland, Graduated from the USAF Command and Staff College and had other superb educational experiences over my Career.I Was a B 47 Pilot Instructor, B 52 Aircraft Commandr, Squadron Commander and a tremendous variety if other interesting work. Retired in 1970 and worked in Aviation for the Commonwealth of Virginia (Served as Pilot for the Governor and High Ranking State and Federal Officials.) Now thouroughly retired living in a High End Retirement Community for Retired Uniformed US Officers, CIA, Foreign Service Officers, etc, Stil Mobile going on 89 Years.
Read and submit stories about our classmates from James Madison High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Golden Knights.
GeorgeEShapiro Jan 48