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

Bill Pallan
Bill Pallan Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years
Viet Nam, gunner HU1
CHERYL GRATE Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years
I was in the Navy and never was stationed on a Ship ;-)... I was stationed in Orlando, Fl, Sandiego , Ca and Bethesda, Md
Christian E. Salazar
Christian E. Salazar Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years
I joined the Army in 2005. My job is field artillery so I blow up the bad guys when the infantry go out and see them. I been to both Iraq and Afghanistan and I'm still enlisted. Currently I'm assigned to be a recruiter so my job will be to get new recruits who want to serve their country as well.
Army, 4 Years
Danny Chen
Danny Chen Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Marine Corps Reserves out of Garden City, NY. Just completed a tour in Iraq (April 2009)
David Camps
David Camps Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Retired in 2006 as a Lieutenant Colonel
David yu
David yu Class of 2006
Air Force, 2 Years
I'm stationing in Scott Afb il my job is knowledge operator
Dr. M. Anthony Collins, PhD., MPH
Dr. M. Anthony Collins, PhD., MPH Class of 1976
Navy, 3 Years
Primary duties was initially as Electricians Mate with the Josephus Daniels CG-27; However, other duties include support services in areas where you might find an FT/ET/Water King/HM/CA and CT. While on land, trained off duty sailors and marines in Philadelphia Ship Yards in the MA. Received an honorable discharge.
Irene Mina
Irene Mina Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 7 Years
Jun (Jennie) Chen
Jun (Jennie) Chen Class of 2002
Army, 12 Years
July 2002 - Present 4 tours to Iraq
Kathleen Malone
Kathleen Malone Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years
Military Police - Ft. McClellan, AL, Camp Carroll, South Korea, Ft. Hamilton, Bklyn, N.Y.
Kimberly Valere
Kimberly Valere Class of 1985
Army, 6 Years
Served in the United States Army from 1985 - 1991.
Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years
Petty Officer 3rd Class (E-4), Cryptologic Technician (Administrative). Received Good Conduct Medal.
Michael Sanphy
Michael Sanphy Class of 1968
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
First Class Petty Officer, U.S.C.G. Viet Nam Veteran: 1969-1970, USCGC Chase Last Tour of Duty: 1998-2008, USCGC Katherine Walker Retired: 2010
Nadine May Espinosa
Nadine May Espinosa Class of 2013
Army Reserves, 2 Years
Signal Corps.
Navindra Lakeram
Navindra Lakeram Class of 1992
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Petty Officer U.S Navy.
Oliver P Chapin
Oliver P Chapin Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Joined while completing senior year, combat engineer, heavy diesel mechanic, recruiter, infantry-mortars, two tours in Korea-75-76, 85-86, Alaska-ft Greely, 6 years Berlin, Germany, befor, during and after the wall came down. and all over the best country in the world-The USA. Retired as MSG in Nov 1993 and moved to Germantown, MD where I still am.
Paul A. Mader
Paul A. Mader Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Viet Nam 1970-1971. Desert Storm and Desert Shield stateside. Retired in 1992.
Paul Chan
Paul Chan Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
2 Major Deployments with the USS Kalamazoo AOR-6 based at Norfok, VA and the USS Long Beach CGN-9 based at Coronado,CA. These 2 ships no longer exist. Anchors Aweigh!!!
Stephen Theis
Stephen Theis Class of 2006
Navy, 4 Years

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Rae Gordon Simon passed a way Oct 3rd 2014 of a heart attack at age 63 class of 1971
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