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

Arla (Smith) Tweedy
Arla (Smith) Tweedy
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Spent over 20 years serving on active duty and traveling the world. I met wonderful people, and have gained the best of friends and family. I was stationed in Korea, MO, NY, AL, and visited many beautiful places along the way. I had the opportunity to serve in many positions and retired as a Master Sergeant (E-8).
Arla M. (Smith) Tweedy
Arla M. (Smith) Tweedy
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

More than 20 years spent traveling the world as a tactical operations Sergeant and Senior Personnel Manager. Honorably retired in October 2004. I would do it all over again!
Brian Sciarratta
Brian Sciarratta
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

USS Portland (LSD-37) 91-95
Carl I. Mahar
Carl I. Mahar
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Parris Island, Camp Lejune, Cherry Point, Okinawa and Camp Hasen
Charles E. Youmans
Charles E. Youmans
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in November of 65. Stationed@ Ft. Hood, and Ft. Bragg. before going to Vietnam.
Charles E. Youmans
Charles E. Youmans
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Basic at Ft. Hood, Texas. AIT at Ft Bragg North Carolina. Then off to Vietnam. I was lucky enough to come home. Please remember those who didn't!
Charles E. Youmans
Charles E. Youmans
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

I took basic training in Fort Hood Texas. Then went to Fort Bragg. Then I was sent to Vietnam in August of 1966 thru August of 1967
Charless E. Youmans
Charless E. Youmans
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Basic training at Ft. Hood. A.I.T. at Ft. Bragg. Vietnam from August of 66 thru August of 67
Clifford R. Shear
Clifford R. Shear
Class of 1966
Navy, 12 Years

Crypto Logic Technician CTT1, Kami Seya, Japan, Homestead, Fla., Winter Harbor, Me, Sabana Seca, Pr., Groton, Conn., Charleston, S.C., Ft. Schuyler, N.Y., Brooklyn, N.Y., Pensacola, Fla..
Dave Lafaver
Dave Lafaver
Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years

US Army 82nd Airborne Div. Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
David M. Felix
David M. Felix
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

AW1 Retired. Enlisted Aircrewmen. Flew in S-2's and S-3's off 5 Carriers hunting submarines. Married to former Linda Wood (Class of 68). Son, daughter and 7 grandchildren.
DAVID SNOW
DAVID SNOW
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

MUNITIONS SPECIALIST
Debbie (Delano) Eiland
Debbie (Delano) Eiland
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years in the Army band field in places such as Ft. Wadsworth NY, Ft. Benning, GA, Ft. Dix, NJ, Ft. Drum, NY, Ft. Rucker, AL, South Korea and Germany.
Debbie (Delano) Eiland
Debbie (Delano) Eiland
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years in the Army band field in places such as Ft. Wadsworth NY, Ft. Benning, GA, Ft. Dix, NJ, Ft. Drum, NY, Ft. Rucker, AL, South Korea and Germany.
Don Hunt II
Don Hunt II
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Spent 4yrs in USMC at Camp Lejeune NC and Marine Barracks 8th & I in Washington DC
Don Palmer
Don Palmer
Class of 1986
Army, 5 Years

Tactical Satililte Microwave Repairman
2 1/2 years Ansbach Germany
2 years Ft Bliss TX
7 months Desert Storm/Desert Shield
Eric
Eric
Class of 1993
Army, 6 Years

Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, Haiti, Rwanda
Franklin T. Barker
Franklin T. Barker
Class of 1998
National Guard, 10 Years

I am currently a Black hawk helicopter pilot serving a 1 year tour in Iraq.
Gareth Wood
Gareth Wood
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

anti aircraft guns& signal corps
Harold J. Gardner
Harold J. Gardner
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

UH-60 BlackHawk Helicopter Crew Member, Desert Storm Vet,
Heather Harrison
Heather Harrison
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

In the US Army for 5 years and have two depolyments. Currently stationed at Fort Gordon, GA
Jim Green
Jim Green
Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years

Communications Specialists
Jim Van Epps
Jim Van Epps
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Artillery
Juan Manual Beltran Jr
Juan Manual Beltran Jr
Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years

Military Intelligence
Karen Black
Karen Black
Class of 1985
Air Force, 2 Years

Air Feild Managment Specialist
Karen Bower (Black)
Karen Bower (Black)
Class of 1985
Air Force, 2 Years

Air Feild Managment specialist in PLattsburgh NY
Lisa Harte
Lisa Harte
Class of 1989
Army, 3 Years

Now married to military member Army of course.
Lyle D Sharkey
Lyle D Sharkey
Class of 1988
Air Force, 16 Years

Currently with the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse.
michael whorrall
michael whorrall
Class of 1967
National Guard, 13 Years

fuel systems repairman
Michael Whorrall
Michael Whorrall
Class of 1967
National Guard, 13 Years

fuel systems repairman
Mike Sivers
Mike Sivers
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Sargeant in USAF - served from Jan.1966 -Sept. 1969. A/G Radio Operator at Fuchu Air Station, Japan working aircraft flying in and out of Vietnam.
Mike Sivers
Mike Sivers
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Sargeant Sivers: Air to Ground radio operator working military aircraft flying in and out of Vietnam.
Nancy (Borst) McCormick
Nancy (Borst) McCormick
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

U S Army Reserves, 881st Maintenance Detachment, 322nd Maintenance Company, Arden Hills, MN
Nancy (Borst) McCormick
Nancy (Borst) McCormick
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

U S Army Reserves, 1986-1994
881st Maintenance Detachment &
322nd Maintenance Company
Arden Hills, MN
Rhonda Davis (Sheirer)
Rhonda Davis (Sheirer)
Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years

February 1988-September 1992
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Communications Specialist, served aboard ship, 2 tours in the middle east during desert storm.
Roy Gronau
Roy Gronau
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Avionics Technician - Navigation Systems
Royce Daryll Draughn
Royce Daryll Draughn
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

I worked as an Air Transportation Specialist loaded and off loaded cargo and passengers for deployment. I’ve been stationed in Korea, Puerto Rico, Charleston AFB SC, Scott AFB IL, Lackland AFB TX, and Atlanta GA. Been deployed to several other countries to include Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Italy along with several remote areas with in the US.
Sharon Black (Olson)
Sharon Black (Olson)
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

I served as a Mess Specialist (now known as a Culinary Arts Specialis)for most of my Navy career. Serving the officers and crew on two submarine tenders, an air craft carrier, and an amphibious assault ship. My final tour of duty was the most difficult, but I finally made it to retirement. The picture displayed was taken on the day I was promoted to First Class. If i had to do it all over again, I would not hesitate.
Sharon M. Black Olson
Sharon M. Black Olson
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired First Class Petty Officer

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