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

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards
Class of 2003
Army, 1 Years

Army...Infantry, was just sent to Iraq, as of Sept. 06, 2006. Please keep him in your prayers.
Amanda Nichols-Shapiro
Amanda Nichols-Shapiro
Class of 1990
Navy, 6 Years

Active Duty out of Norfolk VA onboard the USS Yellowstone AD 41
Ben Atkins
Ben Atkins
Class of 2006
National Guard, 3 Years

military police
Benjamin Mazzei
Benjamin Mazzei
Class of 1990
Air Force, 10 Years

Served:
Grand Forks ND as a ICBM Maintenance Technician.
Colorado Springs CO as a Satellite/Wideband Communications Technician
Cp Humphreys Korea as a Satellite/Wideband Communications Technician
Benjamin Walter
Benjamin Walter
Class of 2008
Army, 5 Years

Graduate of Lexington 2008 join the army the rest is history
Bill Pittenger
Bill Pittenger
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

combat engineer
Bob Palm
Bob Palm
Class of 1965
National Guard, 20+ Years

Air National Guard - 'Weekender' 1967-1992. Maintenance Sq. - Inventory Management & Logistics.
Bob Pasheilich
Bob Pasheilich
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

IC3 PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS .SERVED ABOARD USS.MISSISSENEWA FOR 2YEARS.ATTENDED ADVANCED ELECTRIONICS SCHOOL FOR ELECTRO GYROSCOPE TECHNICIANS,THEN SERVED ABOARD THE USS FULTON,WHICH WAS A SUB TENDER.WORKED ON SUB GYRO SYSTEMS FOR TWO YEARS
Brian Klopp
Brian Klopp
Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years

Forward observer assigned to the 5th Infantry Division, 1988- 1991. Stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana and served in Central America.
Brian Nelson
Brian Nelson
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

Served at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Richard S Edwards DD-950 from 1979-1982 as an Operations Specialist. When she was decomissioned was reassigned to the USS Mauna Kea AE-22 in 1982-1983. Left the service with the rank of OS-2.
Brittany Compton
Brittany Compton
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

Medical Technician
Ohio Air National Guard
Mansfield, Ohio
179 AW / 179 MDG
Captain Drew Smith
Captain Drew Smith
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 5 Years

2001 graduate of United States Naval Academy. Pilots CH-46 helicoptor. Presently serving in Iraq
Cecelia
Cecelia
Class of 1976
Air Force, 7 Years

Joined in 1979, communications specialist. Served just over 7 years. Stationed in Montana, Turkey, South Carolina, Guam, Arkansas, Florida. Have been in Florida since 1997.
cecelia/cindy young
cecelia/cindy young
Class of 1976
Air Force, 7 Years

joined the Air Force in 1979. went to tech school in biloxi, ms. then on to montana for 3 years. from there i went to turkey for 2 years, then south carolina and on to guam. enjoyed every moment. my son is now in the Air Force also stationed in biloxi and teaching in his career field. i am very proud of him. he is truly MY hero.
CHAD REITER
CHAD REITER
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

SERVED 22 YEARS WITH THE ARMY AND RETIRED TO FLORIDA IN 2005
Chad Reiter
Chad Reiter
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Nov 2005 and now a Deputy Sheriff.
cheryl camp
cheryl camp
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Worked with military police, military intelligence and federal court system.
Crystal Felty Cochran
Crystal Felty Cochran
Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years

Active 92-95 Fort Bliss, TX. Ohio National Guard 641st Qm Det Kettering, OhioGuard 95-01& 03-03. VA National Guard 01-01.IRR 03- present
Danalynn Minshew (PHANEUF)
Danalynn Minshew (PHANEUF)
Class of 1980
Air Force, 16 Years

I served in the Ohio Air National Guard from December 1979 through February 1982. Then I went active duty Air Force in Feb 1982 and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia and worked in Flight Operations with the 94th Squadron with F-15's. I was there until Feb 93 and then was stationed at Hill Air Force Base from Feb 1993 until January 1995. I worked in Flight Operations with an F-16 Sqaudron and deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of the No-Fly Zone during Desert Storm.
Danny Stover
Danny Stover
Class of 1977
Army, 8 Years

Honorably discharged in 1986 as Sergeant (E5). Overseas assignments in Germany (3 yrs) and South Korea (1 yr). Multiple stateside assignments. Primary duties as legal clerk (Paralegal) and prior to discharge as computer programmer.
Douglas A. Stone
Douglas A. Stone
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the Airborne Infantry and Combat Engineers. Spent time in Iraq, Hatai, Turkey and numerous other vacation spots. Retired 2004 and am settled down in Fayeteville, North Carolina. HOOAH, AIRBORNE!!!!
Edward (Ted) Barnes
Edward (Ted) Barnes
Class of 1992
Navy, 20+ Years

Mineman Senior Chief Petty Officer
Erick Schropp
Erick Schropp
Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years

Served primarily overseas gathering and analyzing intelligence data for NSA. Returned for a CONUS assignment at Fort Hood, TX working as a computer/LAN engineer supporting the 4th Infantry Division.
George Gore
George Gore
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Was drafted in June 67 with 35,000 others, the first of 3 drafts that Summer for the build up for VN War. Was trained in Communications and served 13 months in Korea in the Army Security Agency on the DMZ. This training and assignment set the stage for my civilian career as a Communications Specialists with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Hubert Pries
Hubert Pries
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

29+ years; served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008 as executive officer of Military Transition Team advising the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq; see profile for further detail.
Hubert Pries
Hubert Pries
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

29+ years; served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008 as executive officer of Military Transition Team advising the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Mosul, Iraq; see profile for further detail.
Jack Shepherd III
Jack Shepherd III
Class of 2000
Air Force, 9 Years

Still serving in the United States Air Force currently a captain
James Brereton
James Brereton
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

Currently posted at Ft. Drum, NY
james franklin clapper
james franklin clapper
Class of 1968
Air Force, 3 Years

2 years as a resident of HANOI HILTON
Jason Hildebrand
Jason Hildebrand
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm 90-91, Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia) 99, Operation Iraqi Freedom 03-04/05-06, Operation Enduring Freedom 08-09, and Korea 95
Jason Swigart
Jason Swigart
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

Avionic's technician on multiple airframes. Served most of his time Over seas in the Pacific.
Jim Mangette
Jim Mangette
Class of 1989
Air Force, 14 Years

USAF Band Career Field. I served with three AF bands in Georgia, Germany, and Nebraska. So far, I performed or traveled to 39 States and 24 countries with more to come.
John Ernsberger
John Ernsberger
Class of 1974
Air Force, 24 Years

Served Oct 75 - Nov 99
John Morris
John Morris
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in Veitnam from 1969 to 1973
JON F CHILDRESS
JON F CHILDRESS
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

SPEACIAL OPERATIONS
Jon Ford
Jon Ford
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Independent Duty Medical Tech
Retired in December 2006 back to Ohio
Joseph L. Sarianides
Joseph L. Sarianides
Class of 1980
Army, 11 Years

Major, Airborne Infantry. Graduated Officer Candidate School. Served multiple stateside posts and one year in 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Garry Owen, Korea.
Joshua J. Wendling
Joshua J. Wendling
Class of 2000
Air Force, 10 Years

TSgt at the 179th AW Mansfield in Fire Protection CES/CEF. Deployed to Balad, Iraq in 2004 and Ali Al Salem Kuwait in 2008.
Justin Brant
Justin Brant
Class of 1994
Air Force, 12 Years

Served 12 yrs. in 179th AW Mansfield, OH, 8 as Air Trans. Specialist, 4 as Fire Protection Specialist, Deployed to Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, and several stateside missions inc. Hurricane Katrina, separated as SSgt., putting family first
Justin Roseborough
Justin Roseborough
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Currently stationed at the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Airport. Justin is a Security Forces member specializing as a Combat Weapons Instructor.

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Ann Ackerman 1917-2011

Mrs. A., former English and journalism teacher from 1952-1978,
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Our Lexington 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 Lexington High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Lexington are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!