Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Mcdowell High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Trojans lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Mel ( Dick) Mando
Mel ( Dick) Mando Class of 1963
Air Force, 6 Years
Last duty, Clark AB Phillippines , Medical Specialist-Field Medic, Air-Evac
Barbara (Graves)  Rich
Barbara (Graves) Rich Class of 1972
Air Force, 16 Years
Communications and Computers Systems Officer
Bob Kiehlmeier
Bob Kiehlmeier Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Retired in 1994 as Radioman Chief Petty Officer. Served in Keflavik, Iceland, Honolulu, Hawaii, Persian Gulf -Iranian Hostage event, and other places I cannot tell about......
Carrie Rowland
Carrie Rowland Class of 1995
Air Force, 4 Years
Medical Material Specialist
Christopher Tinsman
Christopher Tinsman Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Still on orders as active duty
Darrell Patten
Darrell Patten Class of 1997
Navy, 13 Years
Submarine force, US Atlantic Fleet conventional mechanic.
David Boudreau
David Boudreau Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
1987 - 1994 Law Enforcement Specialist / US Military Customs 1994 - 2007 Military Training Instructor, Training Superintendent USAF Basic Military Training
David Pamula
David Pamula Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Boiler tender 3rd class,USS AMERICA CVA66,3years Vietnam war 1967-70
David Wagner
David Wagner Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Faithfully and honorably Served in the United States Marine Coprs for over 21 years. Participated in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Retirement Date set for 31 Oct 2010.
Donald C Thompson
Donald C Thompson Class of 1951
Army, 10 Years
ROTC at W&J, two active duty tours, 1955-1956, 1961-1962, resigned as Captain 1965.
Dwain Fugate
Dwain Fugate Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Vietnam Helicopter Door Gunner, shot down 3/2/67. Fractured 3 vertebrae. Purple Heart
Ernie Katzwinkel
Ernie Katzwinkel Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Captain Civil Engineer Corps, SEABEEs, 28 Years.
FRANK E. MEHLER JR. Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Gary Hines
Gary Hines Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Master Chief Electrician's Mate EMCM(SW) E-9 Served 30 years 22 Sept 1970 - 1 October 2000. Served on 7 ships, went around the world twice, served 2 years overseas (Iceland). Based in Norfolk, VA most of the time to avoid uprooting my family every few years. Served as a Command Master Chief several times. Mentored thousands of young sailors during my career. Would do it all again if asked to.
Gary Porter
Gary Porter Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Flew F-15s and F-105s for 2200+ hours including 303 combat hours. Retired as Major in 1989.
Heidi Cornell
Heidi Cornell Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
I served over 22 years in the Army and served in Iraq in 08-09.
James Dingfelder
James Dingfelder Class of 1956
Air Force, 3 Years
Captain,Medical Corp
Jamie E. McGonigal
Jamie E. McGonigal Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 3 Years
2111 - Small Arms Repair
Jason French
Jason French Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years
Served in the 101st, 82nd 1st Ranger Bat. and 160th SOAR. Ranger School graduate 10-97
Jeffrey T. Claypool
Jeffrey T. Claypool Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served from 1983-2006, including 3 tours in Iraq, as an aerial navigator/tactical systems officer on the KC-130. I worked my way through the enlisted ranks to Gunnery Sergeant and then received a commission as a Warrant Officer, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer-3. I was stationed at MCAGCC Twenty-nine Palms, CA: Camp H.M. Smith, HI; Camp Elmore, VA; Mather AFB, CA; MCAS Cherry Point, NC; MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan; and NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX. I participated/supported numerous operations throughout my career including Somalia and Iraq, accruing over 5,800 flight hours around the world and flying 166 combat missions.

Classmates Spotlight

Mcdowell High School Classmates

Maud Rondot
Class of '00

Alumni Stories

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School News

skipper fallier (letcher)

Just to let his class of 68 know,my brother skip died january 28th 2007 in leesburg florida of lung cancer,,he had been ...
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