Mount Vernon High School Alumni

Alexandria, Virginia (VA)

Recent Members

Erin Needham 1975
Jim N/a 1995
John Gaunt 1971
Lauriel Cuomo 2012
Lisa Kanwit 1958
Marty Tyler 1964
Muhammed Shedie 1990
Stan Soldz 1981

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Mount Vernon High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Majors lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Bill Embrey
Bill Embrey
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Ranger BN and on Special forces Operational Detachements as Medical advisor and senior Medic. Served in Panama, El Salvador, Lebanon Throughout Europe and Asia, Last assignment In Iraq. Retired as 1SG
Bonnie Martin Sweeney
Bonnie Martin Sweeney
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

Army Medical Specialist Corps
Occupational Therapist
BRANDT A. THOMAS
BRANDT A. THOMAS
Class of 1976
Army, 30 Years

U.S. ARMY MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
SERGEANT MAJOR (98Z)
DEC 77-JAN 08
Carla Moss
Carla Moss
Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years

I served as an active duty Servicemember in the U.S. Army from 1993-2001
Chris Cannavaro
Chris Cannavaro
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Corps Officer 1993-1999
Curtis (Chip) D. Knight, Jr.
Curtis (Chip) D. Knight, Jr.
Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman 1979-1983 before meeting my awesome wife of 32 years!
David Theis (Lowbo)
David Theis (Lowbo)
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Veteran:
Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq
CBRNE
Dianne Van Dyk Ohnstad
Dianne Van Dyk Ohnstad
Class of 1975
Navy, 27 Years

OCS after college. Served 6 yrs. active duty and 21 drilling reserve. Did 2 week stints in Panama, Japan, Thailand, Germany and England. Join the Reserves and see the world!
Don Duvall
Don Duvall
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Officer in Vietnam War
Eric Eubanks
Eric Eubanks
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Service description: Engineer, Special Forces, Intelligence
George A Duncan
George A Duncan
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

United States Air Force
Herb Otis
Herb Otis
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Viet Nam 68-69
Jack B. Slimp, Jr.
Jack B. Slimp, Jr.
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Colonel. Army Reserve Signal Corps from 1965 to 1995. Various assignments including Ft. Gordon, Ft. Hood, Vietnam, Ft. Monmouth, Ft. Lee, Pentagon, and Ft. McPherson. Last active duty assignment was on the Independent Federal Commission (regarding the Army Reserve Command) under the Assistant Secretary of Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs.
James W. Harris IV
James W. Harris IV
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Weather Forecaster for 24 years. Stationed at Keesler AFB, MS, Lima, Peru, Panama Canal, Soc Trang Vietnam 1969-70, Malmstrom AFB, MT, Beale AFB, CA, Travis AFB, CA, and retired after 24 years at Pope AFB, NC.
Jim Prevost
Jim Prevost
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served in active duty Army and completed military career in Army Reserve National Guard.
John (aka Skip) MacMichael
John (aka Skip) MacMichael
Class of 1965
Navy, 26 Years

MVHS 8-9th grade, Groveton HS 10, graduated Carlmont HS Belmont California 1959
Kurdt Carruthers
Kurdt Carruthers
Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years

Kurdt joined the Navy in 1977 and fulfilled his Active Duty obligation in 1981 but stayed in the Naval Reserves for 5 more years
Marion Sapp
Marion Sapp
Class of 1950
Army, 3 Years

Served in the Army Signal Corp From 1946 to 1949. Quit HS to enlist. Part of the Occupation forces in Europe for 2 yrs. Stationed mainly at Ft Monmouth, NJ, Heidelberg and Stuttgart Germany. Assigned to 97th Signal Squadron, Constbulary forces. Operating Specialty was high speed radio operator.
Melanie Cooke
Melanie Cooke
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Financial Management and Comptroller
Paul S Denison
Paul S Denison
Class of 1968
National Guard, 20+ Years

Joined Army in 69, commissioned in 70 (MI). Tours in RVN and Germany. Joined NCNG in 76, spent 8 years M-Day and then served 15 years AGR. Retired LTC, QM.

Classmates Spotlight

Mount Vernon High School Classmates

Donna Kaufman
Class of '89

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Mount Vernon High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Majors.

School News

Jo DeVore Wood Class of 1964

Jo DeVor Wood passed away July 27, 2020 in Hurst,Texas from complications with a recent surgery. Jo is survived by her ...
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Our Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Alexandria are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!