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 M Neibecker
Adam M Neibecker
Class of 1999
Army, 14 Years

One year in Korea 3 combat tours 2 Iraq 1 Afghanistan as a OH-58 avionics armament technician
Amanda Cundff
Amanda Cundff
Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman
'03-'05 Naval Hospital Pensacola
'05-'07 Naval Medical Center San Diego
Andy Lightner
Andy Lightner
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Stationed in Anchroage, Alaska
Anthony Verbic
Anthony Verbic
Class of 1966
Army, 5 Years

served 3 years in Vetnam and Thailand and 2 years in Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri.
Ashley Ritchie
Ashley Ritchie
Class of 1999
Navy, 6 Years

Reserve - one year active in Kuwait with Naval Costal Warfare, Sqd 34
Barry j roberts
Barry j roberts
Class of 1964
Army, 1 Years

Dafted n 1968 Released for College in 1970. Ft Knox, Ft Polk Viet Nam(196th LIB) Phoenxville Army Hospital.
Barry Roberts
Barry Roberts
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in 1968 Separated Happily in 1970.Viet Nam Ft Knox and out! 196th LIB 3/21st Infantry
Ben Klepek
Ben Klepek
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Major
Ben Klepek
Ben Klepek
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

MAJOR
Bounngeune janetvilay
Bounngeune janetvilay
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

19kilo tank crewman
Bruce A. Morrow
Bruce A. Morrow
Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years

*enlisted as Infantry PV-1, retired as Major
*MOS's- Infantry NCO, Infantry Officer, OrdananceOfficer, Signal Officer
*JANUS Battle Sims Interactor/Instructor
*Ohio EMA Liaison
Bryan Havran
Bryan Havran
Class of 2001
Navy, 9 Years

Started on at greatlakes chicago for bootcamp, then to gulport ms. for a school and first battlion nmcb 7, did three deployments with them and then to 20th srg in gulfport ms. to run the builder shop and the training department for new personnel going to battlions. Next i went back to nmcb 7 for two more deployments, then on to nrd ohio nrs mentor for recruiting duty. I have been to iraq 4 times, afaganistan twice, rota spain , lithauania, latvia, estonia, okinawa, astsugi, japan. I have enjoyed my career and i love my job but it is nice to be home for a little while.
Cathleen Chadwick Ruks
Cathleen Chadwick Ruks
Class of 1974
Air Force, 7 Years

Aerospace ground equipment mechanic. Spent 3 1/2 years in Germany
Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

10 years in 82d Airborne. 3 tours in Afghanistan and 1 tour in Iraq.
Chris Naegellen
Chris Naegellen
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Langley AFB, VA
Collins P. Davison II "Skip"
Collins P. Davison II "Skip"
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Actually dropped out in 1972 and joined the Army. BT at Fort Polk as an Infantry soldier. Retired as a Master Sergeant then spent 25-years in military education working at Norwich University the nation's first Senior Military College.
David Munns
David Munns
Class of 1990
Navy, 9 Years

E-5
Diane T Kavanaugh
Diane T Kavanaugh
Class of 1965
National Guard, 21 Years

PA Air National Guard, 1982-2003+9 months, Civil Engineering/Administrative.
Don David Kurilec
Don David Kurilec
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Spec6 Diet Tech. 7 years 13 years Exec Chef in Officer clubs in germany and USA
Don Howlett
Don Howlett
Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years

Spent 5.5 yrs station at Ft. Benn. Georgia then to NAM 67/68. Then Ft, Knox, Ft. Bliss, finished at Nike Site in Painesville.
Dwaine Zitko
Dwaine Zitko
Class of 1969
Air Force, 30 Years

F-4 Pilot and F-16 Instructor pilot. Special Operations Planner for U.S. Central Command. XO to 5 different Flag Officers
Ed Bellus
Ed Bellus
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

currently in Okinawa, Japan, assigned as a Helicopter crew chief(Aircraft Mechcanic).
Fletcher Corrin
Fletcher Corrin
Class of 1980
Air Force, 12 Years

Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Served in California, Korea, Maine, Saudi Arabia / Spain (Desert shield / Desert storm)
Frank Amato
Frank Amato
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2 years Viet Nam received Navy combat ribbon from President Nixon was a truck driver and went on 180 convoys and then became an mp live in Chandler Arizona now Friends are Gary Shields and Randy Adams lived in the headlands and still have a lot of family there
George Miller
George Miller
Class of 1963
Navy, 3 Years

Servied on the USS Bayfield APA 33
George Miller
George Miller
Class of 1963
Navy, 3 Years

Uss Bayfield APA 33
Gregory Natale
Gregory Natale
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Personnel/HR Supv, worked in the personnel field with assignments to FT Riley, KS, ST Louis, MO, FT Huachuca, AZ and 3 tours overseas in Germany.
Gregory Natale
Gregory Natale
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

22 years of service, 12 of which were in Germany. Military occupation was Personnel Administration/Records Management
Jacob Baron
Jacob Baron
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 10 Years

1 tour Iraq
2 tours Afghanistan
Currently still in
Jacob Baron
Jacob Baron
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 2 Years

currently service in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer.
Jacob Morse
Jacob Morse
Class of 2010
Army, 4 Years

SPC (E-4), Storck Barracks, Germany. Deployed 9 months to Kuwait. 25B (Information Technology Specialist)
James Jay
James Jay
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined in October 1968 after graduating that June. I went to London England where I finally met and married Cynthia Clark in '72, my wife of 40 years. Sub School in '74 and a variety of duties over the years until my fiunal assignment as the EMO at NAVCOMMSTA Puerto Rico where I retired in 1991.
James Lechner
James Lechner
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

Served overseas (Heilbronne, Germany) and a Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq) Veteran. After the war (Desert Storm), I carried out the remainder of my tour of duty at Fort Hood, Texas; where I trained for Air Assault. I was HONORABLY DISCHARGED with numerous Meritorious Service and Commendation Medals, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Air Assault and Expert Rifleman Badge, Overseas Ribbon, Southwest Asia Ribbon, etc.
James Parent
James Parent
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt E-5;
1 Tour in Viet Nam
James Randy Johnson
James Randy Johnson
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

3 years U.S. Army, Germany, Vietnam. 17 1/2 years U.S. Air Force, world wide. 1st Infantry Division, 4th Cavalry Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam, Republic of.
Jenny Swanson
Jenny Swanson
Class of 1996
Navy, 8 Years

4 years active duty Navy Nurse Corps (2000-2004): Portsmouth, VA (2 years) - Med/Surg, Oncology, and Labor & Delivery. Guam (2 years) - Mother-Baby Unit and 2 medevacs to Japan
4 years Individual Ready Reserve (2004-2008)
Jim  Hordinski
Jim Hordinski
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Have been serving in the Navy the last 22 years 16 of them as a Navy Diver.
Jim Hordinski
Jim Hordinski
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Petty Officer and navy Diver James J. Hordinski (Jim). Still serving on active duty for over 21 years and has been part of some of the biggest diving and salvage expeditons in the last 15 years.
Jim Stange
Jim Stange
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

Navy Corpsman (Medic). Atttached to Naval Hospitals throughout San Diego County, CA. I was stationed at Camp Pendleton Marine Base when Vietnam fell.
John Disbro
John Disbro
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Fighter weapons specialist 1978-1982

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