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

Antwan Milton
Antwan Milton Class of 1990
Army, 6 Years
Enlisting in the US Army under the Delayed Entry Program, I attended and completed BCT (Basic Combat Training) at Fort Dix, NJ in the summer of 1989, my Jr year at LaSalle. During my Sr year I was a US Army Reservist. After graduating I attended AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN 1991 to become a Legal Specialist (71L). Later that year I was reassigned and stationed at Fort Rucker, AL and was trained as a Flight Operations Specialist (93P). I then deployed to Kuwait and assigned to an Attack Helicopter Battalion based in Fort Hood, TX in 1992. After returning that unit was relocated to Fort Carson, CO. I separated from active duty in 1995 and returned to Niagara Falls where I continued my military service by joining the NY Army National Guard until 2000.
Barry Chaisson
Barry Chaisson Class of 1956
Navy, 12 Years
1956-1968 USS WASP, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN, USS ESSEX. USS HORNET, Combat Air Crew, P2v 5f, HSS1n, SH3A seaking, S2fs, Willie Fuds, Cuban Blockade, Viet Nam Era, Had a damn good time
BOB KYSOR Class of 1956
Air Force, 6 Years
Burl Jimmerson
Burl Jimmerson Class of 1970
Air Force, 7 Years
Was Aircraft Sheetmetal Mechanic
David Cooper
David Cooper Class of 1970
Air Force, 6 Years
United States Air Force. Worked on Top Secret information during Viet Nam.
David Cooper
David Cooper Class of 1970
Air Force, 6 Years
U.S. Air Force
Ernest Griffiths
Ernest Griffiths Class of 1957
Air Force, 9 Years
Aircraft Eng Mech.
Francis Arthur King
Francis Arthur King Class of 1943
Army, 2 Years
Born and raised in Niagara Falls in 1925. Severally wounded in WW2 he always lead a life helping others, honoring all those who were killed around him. He was a great husband and father.
George A. Tirabassi, Jr.
George A. Tirabassi, Jr. Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years
Colonel (retired) Executive Director. Global Aeromedical Evacuation
George R Freeborn
George R Freeborn Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
22 years flying C-141 aircraft. ( Combat Campaigns to Include 911, Panama, Haiti, Desert Storm.
Keith Truex
Keith Truex Class of 1982
Navy, 17 Years
Retired after 17 years, served on four fast attack submarines.
Kenneth Akers
Kenneth Akers Class of 1956
Air Force, 8 Years
Radar. Bartlesville, Ok, Beausejour, Manitoba, Lufkin, Tx, Minot, ND, Lowther, Ontario, Houston, Tx.
lenny andolina
lenny andolina Class of 1955
Navy, 4 Years
us navy seabees. { construction battalion} heavy equipment operator. viet nam two tours 67-68. built bridges, roads, runways.proud to serve, proud to be from the Falls.
Matt Schultz
Matt Schultz Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Commander Civil Engineer Corps
Mike Puglisi
Mike Puglisi Class of 1969
Air Force, 2 Years
Phan Rang Air Base, Vietnam 70-71 Life Member DAV Life Member VVA
Patrick Jensen
Patrick Jensen Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Navy Corpsman mostly with Marine units. Retired in 98
Red Hoffman
Red Hoffman Class of 1976
Army, 12 Years
12 year active Army, then 10 years as a DOD Civilian.
Richard Kopenski
Richard Kopenski Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
SAC HQ Crypto
Scott a. Eddy
Scott a. Eddy Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired 2009 after 26 years service
Stephen P. Slish
Stephen P. Slish Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 22 1/2 years. Vietnam Vet. Worked in heavy equipment, base supply, and recruiting support. Overseas tours in Vietnam, Okinawa and Turkey. Stateside tours include Arizona, Alaska, Montana and Texas.

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Class of '84

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Class of 87 reunion

Class of 87 reunion scheduled for August 4th at the Four Points Hotel. Details posted on Facebook.
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