Mckeesport High School Alumni

Mckeesport, Pennsylvania (PA)

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

Alan Papaleo
Alan Papaleo
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Commissary
Barb Bechtol (Cross)
Barb Bechtol (Cross)
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Military occupations- Logistics and Intelligence
Re-called from retirement- 2004-2006
Bob Riley
Bob Riley
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 6 Years

1970-74 MAG-26 & 36
!974-76 Base PMO Camp Lejeune
Bob Ward
Bob Ward
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Served 2 tours in Iraq as an M1A2 SEP Tanker. Served with 1-66 AR BN and 1-22 IN BN out of Ft. Hood TX from 2004-2009 and also as an Instructor out of Ft. Knox, KY 2009-2010.
Chris Greene
Chris Greene
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from active duty Air Force in 2005 with 23 years of service.
Chris Koren
Chris Koren
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 10 Years

USMC EA-6B Aviation - flew in support of Operation Northern Watch and Operation Southern Watch with VMAQ-3 Moondogs. Last promoted to Major before leaving service.
Clyde Trathowen
Clyde Trathowen
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Spent 20 years in the Marine Corps retiring in 1987 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Was stationed on the west coast of the US for 7 and 1/2 years and the east coast for 10. Had 3 tours in the far east with one being Vietnam in 68-69. Received a Purple Heart and a Distinguished Flying Cross for service. Retired in Tampa and spent 23 years in the school system retiring as a Principal of a High School in 2011.
Curtis Meadows
Curtis Meadows
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

US Army
CWO3 James M. Menegos
CWO3 James M. Menegos
Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years

Korea 62/63, Germany 80/87 SC, IN, NC, PA DC and GA.
Dan Svitko
Dan Svitko
Class of 1969
Coast Guard, 4 Years

1969 and number 34 in the draft, went to join the Navy, but the recruiter was out to lunch. The Coast Guard recruiter wasn't. My good fortune I guess. Made Engineman Petty Officer 2nd class (E-5) in just over 2 years. Bad luck..4 years on buoy tenders.
Daniel Chemsak
Daniel Chemsak
Class of 1964
National Guard, 20+ Years

Retired member of the 171st ARW -Pa Air National Guard, with 22 years service
David Stine
David Stine
Class of 1954
Army, 13 Years

Commisioned 2LT, Military Intelligence, Apr 59. Vietnam, Mar 67-Mar 68 and Apr 71-Feb 72 when voluntarily separated with rank of Major. BSM w/OLC, MSM, ACM, NDSM, VNSM w/6 campaigns, GVN Cross of Gallantry w/star, GVN Campaign Medal.
Dennis Herskowitz
Dennis Herskowitz
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

Logistics, 21st Replacement Bn, Rhein Mein AFB, Frankfurt, Germany. One year Berlin Brigade
Dennis Howell
Dennis Howell
Class of 1966
Air Force, 9 Years

Ssgt. Aircraft Fuels Specialist. Served in Thailand, England, Greece and North Africa.
Donn Nemchick
Donn Nemchick
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Fleet Center, Naval Communications Center, Guam.
NCS Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam
Staff, Commander Naval Forces, Philippines.
USS Constellation
Naval Communications Center, San Diego
Ed Harmon
Ed Harmon
Class of 1980
Air Force, 15 Years

Firefighter
eddie j.mainsjr.
eddie j.mainsjr.
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

corpal in suppy stuffed./in boston m. he was in okka japan for three years .
Frank Cipriani
Frank Cipriani
Class of 1979
Navy, 12 Years

4 years Navy Active Duty - VF-161, USS Midway CVA-41
8 years USNR
fred froman
fred froman
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

Navy Hospital Corpsmen III MAF / NSAH Danang, Vietnam 1968-69
Fred L. Stipkovits
Fred L. Stipkovits
Class of 1971
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Chief Petty Officer
Desert Storm Veteran
Fred L. Stipkovits
Fred L. Stipkovits
Class of 1971
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Chief Petty Officer,
Desert Storm Veteran
George Muse
George Muse
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Military Police
George Shaffer
George Shaffer
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Military Police
George T Smith
George T Smith
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy 1963 -1964
Radarman 3rd Class Petty officer
HAROLD FLETCHER
HAROLD FLETCHER
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Enlisted January 26, 1967 discharged January 25, 1971. Served one year 1968-1969 at Cam Rahn Bay, Viet Nam. Honorably discharged with a rank of E-4
James D. Patton
James D. Patton
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Civil Engineering - Carpenter-20 years, First Sgt-4 Yrs.
James Edward Jones
James Edward Jones
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Initially spent 4 years with the USAF (11/70-11/74). Entered US Navy on 8/22/75. Retired from US Navy Reserves 4/1/96. Spent most years working on avionics and calibration equipment. Not much time at sea. Proud to have honorably served my country at all times.
James Edward Jones
James Edward Jones
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

I spent 4 years with the US Air Force and then 20+ years with the United States Navy active and reserve components.
James M. Menegos
James M. Menegos
Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years

CWO3, US Army (Ret)
Janet Mayer Jordan
Janet Mayer Jordan
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy 1974-1978 Aviation Storekeeper
US Navy Reserves 1978-1990
Jim Bill
Jim Bill
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Served in Chu Lai, Vietnam 1968 with the Navy SeaBees as a Supply & Disbursement Petty Officer.
John Salitros
John Salitros
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Selective Service was looking for cannon fodder at that time (1963) and took notice of me. Not to be influenced by such a menacing mindless authority, I enlisted in the Marine Corps. I'll at least go through a planned regimen. I was down at the Marine Corps recruiter at the McKeesport Post Office, disposing of my U.S. Army orders to report to Ft. Jackson S.C., when the news of the Kennedy assassination came over the radio. Instead, I had an inspirational spell at Parris Island, S.C. being a monastic, always marching about to the relaxing cadences somewhat akin to Gregorian chant. For the next year and a half, I polished my Marine persona, becoming better than really good. I then spent over 2 years in the Far East, converting the heathen. Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam were beautiful and memorable places. When I got back to Okinawa, I felt like I was back in America. Reality was so different in Indo China. Anyway, after graduating from the Marine Corps, I worked in Alexandria, Virginia for 2 years, then was assigned to Chicago.
John Schessler
John Schessler
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Security Police Law Enforcement. Randolph AFB Texas, Udorn RTAF Thailand, Langley AFB.VA
John Schessler
John Schessler
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a Security Police (Law Enforcement) officer in Tex, Va.and Thailand.
John T Kortz
John T Kortz
Class of 1999
Army, 15 Years

US Army Active
Jon Brzek
Jon Brzek
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Chaplain
Ken Minyon
Ken Minyon
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

25th Infantry Division
Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobro
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 20 Years

Retired Marine Corps Officer
Designated a Naval Aviator in April 1977
Flew AH_1 Cobra attack helicopter
Flight Instructor in Primary Fix Wing at Pensacola FL
Trained Marines as a Subject Matter Expert in Fire Support Coordination and the use Of Close Air Support (CAS)
Currently the Deputy Current Operations Officer at the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command 29 Palms CA
Martin Cassidy
Martin Cassidy
Class of 1982
Army, 29 Years

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4. Deployments to Saudi Arabia (2), Iraq (2) and Afghanistan (1).
Martin H 'Archie' Andrews
Martin H 'Archie' Andrews
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 1968-1970
Served with 101st Airborne, Co.B-2/501st infantry, Phu Bi outpost from Camp Eagle, Republic of Vietnam, 40 miles from the DMZ.
http://www.b2501airborne.com/

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