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

Antonio D. Simmons
Antonio D. Simmons
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

He joined the Army during his junior year at Miami Norland. He entered Basic Training on 8 Aug 90 Ft. Dix, NJ. He was deployed to Persian Gulf shortly after graduation of his job training. He has also been deployed to South Florida to help clean up the damage that Hurricane Andrew left behind. He has been deployed to Hait in 92, Somalia in 93. He has been stationed overseas in Korea in 95-97, 03, and now 08 - 11. His last deployment was to Iraq Oct 05 - Oct 06. He has done whatever was asked of him by his country. He has also lost alot as a result of it too. He has been married and now divorced, lost loved ones due to illness and friends due to combat, some even due to being young and stupid. He has seen things that he would never imaged when he left home 19 yrs ago, but he has servived it all and it has made him stronger. He is currently serving in the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. He is a Motor SGT. His Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) has chaged over the years. He graduated from his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 63W - Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic for which he worked for 14 yrs (91 - 04),before the Army did a realignment of MOS's and he was converted into a 63B - Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He worked under this new title for 4 yrs (04 - 08), until the Army did another MOS realignment. He now is a 91B - Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic. He is also a H8 - Recovery Specialist (95). He is a Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) now called Warrior Leaders Course (WLC) graduate (99), He is a graduate of the 101st Airborne Divisions acclaimed Sabulaski Air Assault School (99), Battle Staff NCO Course (BSNCOC) graduate (07), Basic Non-Commisioned Officer Course (BNCOC) now called Senior Leaders Course (SLC) graduate (08). He is currently completing his bachelors degree in Asian Studies. He plans on attending the Army's Warrant Officer Course upon completion of his tour in Korea. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 3 times (91 one month), (97 - 00), and (04 - 07). He served with the 10th Mountain Division (Climb to Glory) 2 times (91 - 95) and (00 - 02). He is and always will be a Viking. Class of 1990.
Arch Turner
Arch Turner
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Annapolis graduate. Navy fighter/attack aircraft carrier pilot.
Bill DeMarco
Bill DeMarco
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam Vet
Bill Heaphy
Bill Heaphy
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Teacher: 11th grade English --My students were all class of '63.
Billy Ellis
Billy Ellis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Served in Vietnam
Billy Ellis
Billy Ellis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Viet Nam
Catherine Tripp
Catherine Tripp
Class of 1989
Army, 9 Years

Proudly serving continuing to keep our country safe.
Craig Murray
Craig Murray
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Security Forces
Dan Smith
Dan Smith
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Orange Bowl Platoon
Donald Mathews
Donald Mathews
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Bear Cat Vietnam 1967. Ninth Infantry Division
Edward Gmyrek
Edward Gmyrek
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lt. Col. Gmyrek flew jets, rescue helicopters, and special ops and taught at Officer Training School.
Eldridge F. White
Eldridge F. White
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served time in Greece, Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, Georgia.
Gil Shearon
Gil Shearon
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam Veteran
Jack Boyd
Jack Boyd
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Titan II ICBM Msl. crew 381st SMW McConnell AFB Wichita, Ks. 1975 to 1979.
James Shroads
James Shroads
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Missile Combat Crew Commander, Titan II ICBM systems, 308 SMW Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, 1969-1973
Jay L. Rudko
Jay L. Rudko
Class of 1967
Air Force, 18 Years

USAF Spacetrack Program; ground-based radar operator
Jay Rudko
Jay Rudko
Class of 1986
Air Force, 19 Years

USAF Spacetrack Program; Ground radar operator; served in Okinawa, Iceland, Alaska, Johnston Island, Germany.
Jesse Price
Jesse Price
Class of 1964
Navy, 7 Years

From 1966-1973. Served one year in amphibious squadron aboard USS Austin LPD4 and USS Desoto County LST-1171 as ET3. Served aboard USS Albany CG-10 as PO2. Stationed at NAS Whiting Field as ET1.
JOHN YOUNGERMAN
JOHN YOUNGERMAN
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

1. GMG1-GUNNER 4 TOURS IN NAM
2. SSGT.- MED. CORPSMAN 2/252 ARMORED
3. HM1(SCW)- SEABDOC
Lori Houle Banks
Lori Houle Banks
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Firefighter
Lorraine E Gunn
Lorraine E Gunn
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

3 years active, 9 years reserve. Basic at Fort Jackson, SC. Stationed at Fort Stewart, GA, Yongsan, Korea and Fort Jackson, SC.
Lorraine E Gunn
Lorraine E Gunn
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

3 years active, 9 years Reserves. Basic at Fort Jackson, SC. Stationed at Fort Stewart, GA, Yongsan, Korea, and Fort Jackson, SC.Started as an E3 because of Stripes for Skills, 2 months after basic, got my E5
Mark Retcho
Mark Retcho
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

MSgt. (Ret.) 1977 to 2002 Marine Aviation
Michael B. Wilcox
Michael B. Wilcox
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Retired CW4 Master Army Aviator - Vietnam '69-'70, Thailand '72-'73, Turkey '77-79, Germany '83-'86
Michael C. Norvell
Michael C. Norvell
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Member of Ethiopia-US Mapping Mission which was last ground based mapping of an entire country ever done. Army Engineer. Description in Wikepedia. 65-67.
Pamela Q. (PQ) Laucius
Pamela Q. (PQ) Laucius
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Duty Station: Cherry Point, NC
Richard "Skip" Schipski
Richard "Skip" Schipski
Class of 1966
Air Force, 2 Years

Served n Vietnam in the K-9 unit Air Police
Robert A Lawrence
Robert A Lawrence
Class of 1991
Army, 19 Years

BCT - Ft Knox KY- 1991 E-2-4-6
AIT - Ft. Ben Harrison - 1991
1992-1993 - 18th MEDCOM,121st Evac, Yongsan, KOREA
1993-1998 - Military District of Washington, Fort Belvoir, Fort Myer, Fort McNair
1998-1999 - 249th MP Det, Camp Humphrey Korea
1999-2000 - 126th Finance Battalion, Fort Bragg NC
2000-2002 - 1101st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, MD
2002- 2003- 101st SSB Fort Campbell, KY
2003 -2004 101st SSB Deployed OIF 01 Mosul, Iraq
2005 -2006 101st FMCo C-Det Deployed OIF 03 Kirkuk, Iraq
2007- 2009 101st FMCo C-Det Deployed OIF -07-09 Liberty, Victory Badghdad, Iraq
2011- 2012 101st FMCo HHD Deployed OEF 11-12 Bagram, Afghanistan
Thomas Healis
Thomas Healis
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

ABHAN> firerman at NAS Quonset Point RI. & Keflaik Iceland, ps itwas real cool
William Shank
William Shank
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 22 Years

Retired MSgt/ USMC Vietnam Veteran 1968-69. Married to my U.S. Marine wife for 57 years as of 16 July 2023. Life is good.

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