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

Ana A. Montero
Ana A. Montero
Class of 1980
Air Force, 26 Years

MSgt: , Air Traffic Control Radar Maintenance & QA Inspector, Aircraft Control & Warning Radar Maintenance & Long Distance & Over the Horizon Radar Maintenance
Angel Diaz
Angel Diaz
Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years

Arabic and French linguist, served as a Naval Aircrewman aboard EP-3E reconaissance aircraft as a Airborne Cryptologic Support during the Global War on Terrorism, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning him 5 Air Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and an honorable discharge for service with distinction. Was stationed in Rota, Spain, from which he forward deployed to Sicily (Signoella), Algeria, and Souda Bay in Greece (Crete). Was later stationed in the Persian Gulf (Bahrain), from which he forward deployed to Qatar (Al-Udeid), and Iraq (Tallil AB). His final tour on Active Duty was as a Military Language Instructor in Arabic at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in California.
Asiel Dominguez
Asiel Dominguez
Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years

I am an Infantryman in the U.S.Army. Currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Asiel Dominguez
Asiel Dominguez
Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years

I am an Infantryman in the U.S.Army. Currently serving a tour of duty in Afghan
Ben Godwin
Ben Godwin
Class of 1964
Air Force, 26 Years

Volunteered for military service following graduation from MHS. Served 26 years in varying assignments including three TODs in Southeast Asia (w/4th Special Operations) and MAJCOM within SAC Hqs. Retired from active duty in 1990
bill murphy
bill murphy
Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator active and reserve.
instructor in fighter tactics
weapons development
both executive and commanding officer
boB Nunemaker
boB Nunemaker
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Logistics in the USAF for 23+ years. Served in Saudi, Kuwait, and Iraq for Desert Shield, Storm, and Calm. Retired from USAF in 1999.
Bob Zellermayer
Bob Zellermayer
Class of 1942
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined 8 months after Pearl Harbor straight out of Miami High. Was in the first Army Air Corp band. Applied for Air Cadets and became a fighter pilot. Between active duty and Reserve served 33 years and retired as a Lt. Col.
Buddy Close
Buddy Close
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Killed in action Republic Vietnam 1-25-1969
Butch Garrett
Butch Garrett
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 1967, basic training Ft. Jackson S.C. Advanced Infantry Training, Tigerland, Ft. Polk La. 101 airborne infantry Vietnam 68-69
Carlos A. Hernandez
Carlos A. Hernandez
Class of 1991
Coast Guard, 12 Years

Prior Navy from 1996-2000 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. Joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2005-present.
Carlos Estrada
Carlos Estrada
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1986.
Charles J. KANE
Charles J. KANE
Class of 1958
Army, 4 Years

Served 51 months active duty during Viet Nam War. Was originally commissioned as 2d LT USAR INF, but was branch transferred to JAGC after attaining 2 law degrees. Served last 3 years with US Army 3d INF, stationed then at Wurzburg, West Germany. Released on Xmas day 1970.
Charles Marley
Charles Marley
Class of 1954
Air Force, 4 Years

SAC
CSM Jose Licea
CSM Jose Licea
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Command Sergeant Mayor
DARRIN HOLLOWAY
DARRIN HOLLOWAY
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

THE UP KEEP OF ALL MILITARY SPACES
David Hartford
David Hartford
Class of 1963
Air Force, 19 Years

Served 22 years in the Air Force serving as a Loadmaster on C-124, C130A&E, C141A&B model Aircraft. I was stationed at Hunter AFB, GA, Japan, Nah Trang RVN, Norton AFB, CA and Altus AFB OK.
David Hartford
David Hartford
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as Loadmasters on C-124, C-130 and C-141 aircraft. Served with the 15th TCS, Hunter AFB, 815TCS Japan, 53rd MAS Norton AFB, 90th SOS Nahtrang RVN, 443tts Altus AFB.
Denis Delgadillo
Denis Delgadillo
Class of 1991
Navy, 5 Years

Still active as an Aviation Electronics Petty Officer 3rd class.
Donald P. Rhindress
Donald P. Rhindress
Class of 1952
Army, 8 Years

Served for 8 years in the regular Army and Army Reserves. Last active duty was with the 3rd Inf. Div., 30th Inf. Combat Command, 3rd Tank BN at Fort Benning, Ga. Served with the 814th Eng. Bn in Miami. Honorable Discharge, April 30th., 1963, rank of Sgt.
Donald Schroeder
Donald Schroeder
Class of 1952
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in SAC for 21 years.Hunter AFB GA. B47 Crew Chief,Glasgow AFB MT B52 Crew Chief, F.E. Warren AFB WY. Electronic Technician on Minuteman 1 ICBM Missile and Missile Quality Control Inspector (QC). Retired 1974
Douglas Powell
Douglas Powell
Class of 1958
Air Force, 12 Years

Graduated from the US Naval Academy, Class of 1962, but was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. Spent three years as Deputy Commander of a Titan II ICBM missile crew. Began pilot training training in 1965 and then served as an instructor pilot in the super sonic T-38 until leaving the service in 1970.
Earl M. Francis
Earl M. Francis
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Served 26 years in the United States Army and served in 5 major combat tours (Iraq and Afghanistan).
Edgar Palma
Edgar Palma
Class of 1985
Army, 3 Years

76y
Elio J Loi
Elio J Loi
Class of 1951
Navy Reserves, 3 Years

Served on Minesweeper, USS Albatross, EMS(C)-0, out of Key West, Florida for 6 months. The remainder of my service time was spent on aircraft carrier USS Franklin D Roosevelt, CVA 42, as a Cryptographer. Other duties were: Postal Officer, Registered Publications Custodian, and Armed Forces Courier.
fermin rodriguez
fermin rodriguez
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

1st brigade,361 sig bn,co. C
Vung Chua Mt,Qhinnon
South Viet Nam
Florian Stolfi
Florian Stolfi
Class of 1960
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Navy,Fla Army National Guard,U.S.Army Reserves. MSG/E8 Chief Instructor,CBRNE
Francisco Ojeda
Francisco Ojeda
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted delayed entry (December 1984) and Basic at Ft Benning, GA, in July 1985. Assigned to 1/16th Mech Inf at Panzer Kaserne, Bobligen, FRG, from 1985 to 1987. Assigned to 4/15th Mech Inf at Ft Knox, KY, from 1987-1989. Assigned to 1/124th Inf, FLARNG, on traditional status from 1989 to 1992. Assigned to Active Duty Special Work with FLARNG from 1992-1996. Assigned to 1/124th Inf, FLARNG, as Active Guard Reserve, from 1996-2001. Assigned to 260th MI Bn (L), FLARNG, from 2001 to 2011. Retired 31 DEC 2011 (27 combined years, 21 Active Status).
Francisco Perez
Francisco Perez
Class of 1999
Coast Guard, 7 Years

making it happen.
Frank Roddy
Frank Roddy
Class of 1948
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Veteran marine m/sgt
Korea 1950
Gail Forger Chopra
Gail Forger Chopra
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Woman's Army Corp. stationed at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood. Served as a Medical Specialist.
Gaylord A.White
Gaylord A.White
Class of 1954
Navy, 20+ Years

Master Chief Electronics Tech
Master EOD
Diver
Gonzalo Duque
Gonzalo Duque
Class of 1991
Army, 3 Years

82nd Airborne Division Ft. Bragg, N.C. Angels in the sky.
Herbert (Herb) J. Smith
Herbert (Herb) J. Smith
Class of 1958
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted 1964. Sent to jungles and deserts. No Paris, Soul or other cities to report. Injured and medically retired after 32 years as a Special Forces officer (COL).
Herbert J. Smith
Herbert J. Smith
Class of 1958
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1964; injured in the PGW. Medically retired 1995.
Ivan Suarez
Ivan Suarez
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in HMX-1 Presidential detachment. Worked under George H.W. Bush.
Jack Chastain
Jack Chastain
Class of 1950
Army, 3 Years

Served in the Army Security Agency during the Korean War, from Feb. 1952 to Feb. 1955. Basic training at Ft. Knox, KY; ASA training at Ft. Devens, MA; OCS at Ft. Sill, OK; then stationed in Washington, DC area for remaining time.
James "Skip" Dent
James "Skip" Dent
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1968 ended up spending 30+ years. Army Aviator, two tours in Vietnam, three tours in Korea. Flew fixed wing reconnaissance aircraft ( O-1 and OV-1, RC-12) worldwide. Flew fixed wing recon in Afghanistan as a US contractor.
James M. Cone
James M. Cone
Class of 1970
Air Force, 22 Years

Active Duty/Reserve. Retired 1995 as Squadron Commander & Staff Officer
James M. Cone
James M. Cone
Class of 1970
Air Force, 22 Years

Active Duty/Reserve. Retired 1995 as Squadron Commander & Staff Officer

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Our Miami Senior 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 Senior 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!