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 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.
Bill DeMarco Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years Viet Nam Vet
Bill Heaphy Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Teacher: 11th grade English --My students were all class of '63.
Billy Ellis Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years Served in Vietnam
Billy Ellis Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years Viet Nam
Catherine Tripp Class of 1989
Army, 9 Years Proudly serving continuing to keep our country safe.
Craig Murray Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years Security Forces
Dan Smith Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years Orange Bowl Platoon
Donald Mathews Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years Bear Cat Vietnam 1967. Ninth Infantry Division
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 Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years Served time in Greece, Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, Georgia.
Gil Shearon Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years Viet Nam Veteran
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 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 Class of 1967
Air Force, 18 Years USAF Spacetrack Program; ground-based radar operator
Jay Rudko Class of 1986
Air Force, 19 Years USAF Spacetrack Program; Ground radar operator; served in Okinawa, Iceland, Alaska, Johnston Island, Germany.
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 Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years Firefighter
Mark Retcho Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years MSgt. (Ret.) 1977 to 2002 Marine Aviation
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
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Alumni membership/toy drive
The alumni association is hosting an alumni membership/toy drive this Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the El Palacio Spor...