Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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Honored Military Alumni

Andrew Pushart
Andrew Pushart
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

24 years in the Air Force-never a bad assignment-loved every minute of it
Art Valentine
Art Valentine
Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years

FTG1 (SS) Submarine Fire Control Tech.

SSBN and SSN tours
Barbara Macfie
Barbara Macfie
Class of 1967
Army, 15 Years

Chaplain Assistant stationed in Berchtesgaden, Germany, Stuttgardt, Germany, Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Provide Comfort. I was also stationed in Hedleberg, Germany and as an instructor at the Chaplain's School, Ft.Monmouth, NJ
BERNIE KERWIN
BERNIE KERWIN
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

JOIN 9/22/65 TO 9/21/69 SERVED 3 TOURS TONKIN GULF. 7TH FLEET.
Beverly Telschow-Anderson
Beverly Telschow-Anderson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 3 Years

Servied 1976-1979, stationed at Lackland,Shepard and Vandenberg AFBS. MOS was dental assistant.
Brian Christopher Adatto
Brian Christopher Adatto
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served in Iraq and Bahrain with a Marine Corps Anti Terrorism Unit. Saw Combat Action With 1st Battalion 2nd Marines Infantry unit in Fellujah, Sadr City, Iskandariha, Mossul, Basra... ETC Got out of the Corps in 2006 as a Corporal
charles gormley
charles gormley
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

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Charles Meyers
Charles Meyers
Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years

US Armey Resevre, Military Police.
Cheryl Reardon Smith
Cheryl Reardon Smith
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

Became a Telecommunications Center Specialist in 1976, Ft Gordon GA - shipped to Bad Krueznach, Germany - 8th Signal Battalion, 8th Infantry Division - next back to the states to Ft Bragg, 35th Signal Group - became the Training NCO for the entire group, became 35th Signal Bridgade a year later, then transferred to Training NCO at 519th Signal Company. Left Army in October 1985.
Cheryl Reardon Smith
Cheryl Reardon Smith
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

US Army 8 years - Ft McClellan AL, Ft Gordon GA, Bad Kreuznach Germany and Ft Bragg NC
Daniel B. Ahnert
Daniel B. Ahnert
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

656 ENGINEER BATTALION
TOMPKINS BARRACKS GERMANY
Daniel B. Ahnert
Daniel B. Ahnert
Class of 1960
Air Force Reserves, 26 Years

AIR CARGO SUPT.
HOMESTEAD AFB, FLORDA
Daniel J Foley
Daniel J Foley
Class of 1964
Navy, 7 Years

Submarine Service USS Bancroft SSNB 643 Blue Crew, USS Gato SSN 615. Instructor D1G Prototype, West Milton, NY.
David
David
Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years

Military Police Officer Ft Carson Colorado, Giessen Germany ( Cold War Era ) West Point NY
David Bastady
David Bastady
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

USS Monister FF1097
David Sam AKA Chuan Wong
David Sam AKA Chuan Wong
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

NMCB5 in Port Hueneme, California.
Dicky Laksono
Dicky Laksono
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired US Navy Corpsman. Served from 1987-2007. Joined 4 months after graduating Lakeland Regional. Served with the 26th MEU in Mar 2005-Oct2005 in support of Iraqi Enduring Freedom.
Donna (Bernier) Maler
Donna (Bernier) Maler
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked for a while as a secretary and then in 1983 decided to join the Air Force. Never intended to stay in 21 years, but loved it. I began my career in Administration ... my first duty assignment was the 509th Supply Sq., at Pease, New Hampshire. From there I went to Keelser, MS (Biloxi) with the 3380 Avionics Maintenance Sq., stayed there from 1985-1990 and went through my first hurricane! In July 1990, I was sent to Torrejon, Spain with the 612th Fighter Sq., quickly deployed to Turkey in support of Desert Shield/Storm. I had the honor of knowing two of the POWs from that war -- great men. After Spain, headed back to the US to Dover, Delaware (the closest I ever got to being back home. Stayed there from 1992-1995 and then headed out for Cannon AFB, NM (Clovis) --yeah I had to look it up on the map ... talk about your small towns ... At Cannon I was with the 27th Mission Suppor Sq, at first in Personnel and then became a First Sergeant ... the BEST job in the Air Force! From New Mexico, I was then stationed at 57 OSS in Las Vegas (smile ... yeah, someone had to go there). During this assigment I deployed again to Kuwait and it was here I had my best assignment as First Sergeant. Then in 2001, I took an assignment to Lajes Field, Azores -- where -- find a globe and see if you can find it ... an island 900 miles off the coast of Portugal. I was with several units here and ended up with the 65th OSS -- we had a support role during the inital phases of the current war. It was here at Lajes Field that I retired. It was a wonderful time and I don't regret it and truly enjoyed serving our country.
Elaine S Hollandshort
Elaine S Hollandshort
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted September 1979. Shipped out October 30 1979. 3 years Active Army, 3 years Army Reserve, 20 years Indiana Army National Guard. Deployed in support of Desert Storm, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom. Retired 2005
Gary Stephens
Gary Stephens
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. and overseas assignments, some multiple, were with the Army Air Defense Command, Air Defense Artillery School, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 32nd Army Air Defense Command, and Air Defense Artillery Test Directorate. Retired in 1985 as a Chief Warrant Officer Three
Gina Jensen
Gina Jensen
Class of 1993
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the USAF at the Special Operation Command Base at Hurlburt Field, Florida. Was also stationed briefly in Spain and Turkey.
Harry J Giglio
Harry J Giglio
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Went to basic Training in October 1967 at Ft Dix NJ. Started out as Infantry through basic training then transferred to Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana and then transferred to Ft Lewis Washington as Personnel Specialist. Left after two years as Specialist 5th Class in 1969
James P. Perrone Jr
James P. Perrone Jr
Class of 1965
Army, 1 Years

25th INF US Army
Killed In Action
25 Mar 1967
South Viet Nam
Jennifer L. Brande (Sheldon)
Jennifer L. Brande (Sheldon)
Class of 1995
Army, 10 Years

I have been in the Army since 2000 and during my time I spent my first three years on active duty (aka full time) as a cook, with assignments in South Korea, yes on the DMZ for an entire year and then to Fort Drum, NY. I then got out and joined the Army Reserve, joining a Medical Brigade HQ in Staten Island, NY, where during this assignment I changed my job to public affairs/print journalist. Upon receiving a job offer in the Washington, DC area I transferred to a Broadcast Operations Unit with the intention to go to the military broadcasters course, which I was not able to get to in a quick manner so I transferred to a regular public affairs detachment in Richmond, VA. During my assignment there, I was offered the chance to attend army historian school, which I took and lead to my subsequent deployment to Iraq, which leads us to today. I got injured while over there and I am currently getting treated for my injury, thankfully not from any incoming rounds or anything like that but nonetheless pretty frustrating.
Jennifer L. Sheldon
Jennifer L. Sheldon
Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years

3 Years Active Duty, 21 Mar 00-20 Mar 03.
Currently in Army Reserve 28 May 03-19 Mar 14.

Jobs Held:
92G-Food Service Specialist
46Q-Public Affairs/Journalist
46R-Broadcast Journalist

Special Skill Qualifications:
5X-Military Historian

Current Rank: E-5, SGT
John Hoadley
John Hoadley
Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years

Persian Gulf Veteran. Served with the Delta Demons 709th Combat Support, 9th Infantry Division out of Fort Lewis, Washington.
John Russo
John Russo
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Served overseas in Germany and Vietnam. Earned the rank of Sgt. E5
John Russo
John Russo
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Stationed in Columbus, Georgia, Frankfurt , Germany, Vietnam. 1964-1967.
Joseph Amditis
Joseph Amditis
Class of 2007
National Guard, 8 Years

Served in Iraq from 2008-2009.
Joseph Ballantyne
Joseph Ballantyne
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Spent my enlistment in Germany.
Joseph Ballantyne
Joseph Ballantyne
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

M113A1 mechanic attached to 10th Combat Engineer Battallion.73-76 Kitzingen W.Germany.
Joseph Ballantyne
Joseph Ballantyne
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Attached to a combat engineer company in Germany for 2and a half years.
Keith M Holden
Keith M Holden
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

Still serving with the US Army 3BDE, 1st CAV Div, 3 Sqd, 8th Cav Regiment...deploying in April to Iraq as a combat medic
Mark Lansing
Mark Lansing
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

I went into the Navy July 1973. From 1973 to 1980 I worked in the weapons field as a Gunner's Mate Technician. From 1980 until I retired in July 1993, I worked in Military Law Enforcement and retired as a Master-At-Arms 1st Class Petty Officer (E-6). I served two tours on the best aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 (73-76 and then 79 to 83), three tours between Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Air Station Norfolk (76 to 79, 83 to 87 and 89 to 93) and I also served one tour on an Navy Oiler, USS Platte (AO-186) from 87 to 89. My last tour, 89-93, I worked as a Training Petty Officer and taught Military Shore Patrol Academies. I helped design and teach the academic portion as well as the physical part which included Defensive Tactics, Tactical Handcuffing and PR-24 Police Baton Certifications. I was also responsible for maintaining all pertinent training records for all the service members that went through our training programs. I had the most enjoyment during my last four years in the Navy as a teacher and instructor passing on the knowledge and expertise I had learned over my 20 years to other military personnel.
Mike Bialko
Mike Bialko
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

US Army ‘69-‘70 Spec4
Mitchell Boyle
Mitchell Boyle
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Joined in 1990 and served 20 years. Was stationed 4 years in Kanehoe Bay Hawaii and 16 years in Camp Pendleton Ca. Served in both artillery and the infantry while in 3 combat tours in Iraq. Retired as an E-7(Gunnery Sergeant) in 2010.
Peter L. Meisinger
Peter L. Meisinger
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Served during Vietnam Era, 1969-1973.
Ric Mabie
Ric Mabie
Class of 1975
Navy, 15 Years

Eight years active duty, 7 years active reserve.
Ric Mabie
Ric Mabie
Class of 1975
Navy, 15 Years

Spent the 8 years on active duty, then 7 years in the reserves. Worked various jobs, was an aircraft crew member most of my career until being comissioned. Afterwards, was an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer.
Richard Samanich
Richard Samanich
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked in a couple different career fields, jet engine technician and aircraft/missile welder. Was selected to work on classified flight test projects. Was also selected to the 4477Test and Evaluation Squadron working on Russian MiG's.

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