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

Alfred Greene
Alfred Greene Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years
Flight Operations Specialist. Served in Korea, Honduras, and Saudi
barry winkler
barry winkler Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
served 18 months viet nam 14months of which flew in helicopter gunship as doorgunner
Bennett M. Holtzman
Bennett M. Holtzman Class of 1981
Army, 5 Years
Graduated West Point in 1985. Served in Ft. Bliss, TX and Bamberg, Germany.
Bernard Fick
Bernard Fick Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Tomahawk missile shooter for the USN. Programmed missile for Saddam Hussein's Castle. Direct hit.
Bill Patrick
Bill Patrick Class of 1971
Navy, 11 Years
Naval Aviator. Flew the A-7E off the US Independence 1977-1981 including 7 months off the coast of Iran during the hostage crisis.
Brandon Waller
Brandon Waller Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Marine Corps Officer
Brian Smallhorn
Brian Smallhorn Class of 1975
Air Force, 4 Years
Attended basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, went to tech school at Keesler AFB, Miss., and then went to Dover AFB, DE. from 1977-1981
Brian Smallhorn
Brian Smallhorn Class of 1975
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 1977-1981 , Was assigned to the 436th Air Base Group - Dover, Delaware.
Chris Candler
Chris Candler Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired Master Sergeant Air Support Operations Operator Air Traffic Controller Tours of duty West Coast, Japan, and East Coast. Numerous Deployments. Sailed aboard the USS Plymouth Rock and USS Trenton.
Cindy Allen Bell
Cindy Allen Bell Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
4 yrs Active Army - Optical Lab Tech 2 yrs Army National Guard - Clerk 16 yrs - AGR/Army National Guard - Unit Clerk/Marketing NCO/R&R Staff NCO Retired in 2004
Dan Hagan
Dan Hagan Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Command Sergeant Major
Daniel E Hagan
Daniel E Hagan Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Command Seargant Major.
David J. Cardone
David J. Cardone Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years
From 2003-2008 David Cardone served his country apart of the United States Army. During his term he completed three tours of duty overseas. Included in that time is 27 months deployed to South Western Baghdad in Iraq, and 13 months deployed to the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. He was awarded numerous service medals for his time in the Army, but what stands out most is his Bronze Star Medal that was awarded because of combat action in Iraq during his most recent deployment. He was the youngest soldier, among 2800 in his brigade, to be awarded this medal for combat operations and service. He has recently been honorably discharged and is attending the French Culinary Institute in New York, NY.
David Kundel
David Kundel Class of 1988
Army, 3 Years
Desert Storm Veteran 1988-1991
David Plotkin
David Plotkin Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Stationed Post of Quarry Heights Panana Canal Zone. MP Division.
Deborah Sheingold
Deborah Sheingold Class of 1975
Navy, 7 Years
Started as as E-1 and ended as an E-6 after 4 1/2 yrs active and 3 yrs in the Naval Reserves. Stationed at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, then Charleston, SC. Then did Reserve time at Athens, GA. Duties -drove tour boats out to the Arizona Memorial and narrated the tours for civilians. As a Storekeeper in Charleston, I learned how to drive fork lifts and suppost the supply tneder-USS Canopus. In the Reserves, I worked as a Storekeeper at COMMINWARCOM-which supports the mine fleet.
Deborah Sheingold Dills
Deborah Sheingold Dills Class of 1975
Navy, 7 Years
Came in as a E-1, (May 1979 ) and went to Pearl Harbor HI and drove tour boats out to the Arizona Memorial.I had a blast doing this. Took my Petty Officer exam and passed and went to Charleston Naval Base. My rate was a Storekeeper , and learned how to drive forklifts and was stationed as support for the USS Canopus, a submarine tender ,which supplied the submarines. In 1983, I got out of active duty and went into the Naval Reserves as an E-5 and took my test for E-6 Petty Officer 1st Class Storekeeper. My duty station was COMINWARCOM which served to support the mineswepper fleet . I left the Reserves in 1987, due to having children and a husband who was also in the Navy as an officer who was on submarines. I loved the Navy and would recommend to anyone who doen't know what they want to do in life. It was a very good experience for me and I grew up and was on my own. I had pride in myself and in my country.
Diana Kienle
Diana Kienle Class of 1976
Air Force, 9 Years
Air Force Nurse Corp
Gary Beaumont
Gary Beaumont Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Company Commander for HHC, 89TH Military Police Brigade out of Fort Hood. One Combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Gregg Beeber
Gregg Beeber Class of 1993
Air Force, 11 Years
USAF Test Pilot

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