New Palestine High School Alumni

New Palestine, Indiana (IN)

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

Aaron Lynch
Aaron Lynch
Class of 2000
Navy, 5 Years

Entered into service in May of 2001. Assigned to a guided missle destroyer in San Diego, CA. Performed operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in March of 2003. Ended service in 2006
Brian L. Burns
Brian L. Burns
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Specialist
Bruce Ortel
Bruce Ortel
Class of 1974
Navy, 15 Years

Designated as Aerospace Physiologist #125. Trained military aircrew personnel and VIPs in aviation physiology, water survival,ejection seat/parachute training, inflight visual illusions/spatial disorientation, and many other topics. Also flew in helicopters, jet, and propellor aircraft as a secondary duty in order to experience the stresses of flight on military aircrew personnel. Graduated from: 6-month Naval Flight Surgeon program, Naval War College, Aviation Safety Officer program, and Plans/Operations/Medical Intelligence program. Took early retirement under Temporary Early Authorization Act of 1996
Chris Mabee
Chris Mabee
Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years

Chris was a Blackhawk Helicopter Chief
Eric Shields
Eric Shields
Class of 1998
Navy, 2 Years

Still Active 2009-present
Erin Carrico
Erin Carrico
Class of 1990
Air Force, 3 Years

Joined in Dec 1991 and served in 42nd Supply Squadron, stationed at Loring AFB, Maine; had 1 TDY to Saudi Arabia in 1993. Honorable discharge in March 1994
Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Joe Jackson served six years with Kilo Company. He also served overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Joe was discharged from the Marine Corps as a Sgt.
John D Runion
John D Runion
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

Served four years in the Field Artillery with one tour in Iraq.
Kevin Melloy
Kevin Melloy
Class of 1990
Army, 3 Years

Cavalry Scout
Mike Elmore
Mike Elmore
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked on fighter and bomber aircraft for 12 years. Finished my career as a recruiter. Recruited enlisted and medical programs in Chicago. Moved to Utah as a recruiting trainer. Transfered back to Chicago as a area supervisor. Moved to Michigan as the Operations Chief for the state. Retired in 2002
Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Class of 1967
Air Force, 9 Years

It was really 8 years, 6 months and 21 days. But who's counting?
PATRICK b BLACKMANN
PATRICK b BLACKMANN
Class of 1991
Army, 2 Years

US ARmy Camp Pieri Germany Wiesnaden befor he went ti Desert storm he lived befor he came to germany in Alaska and Pansevaniy
Robin Henry
Robin Henry
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Embarkation and Logistics Chief
Thomas Johns
Thomas Johns
Class of 1988
National Guard, 3 Years

63B : The light-wheel vehicle mechanic supervises and performs unit maintenance and recovery operations on gasoline and diesel fueled light-wheel vehicles (prime movers designated as 5 ton or less and their associated trailers), and associated items; supervises unit maintenance and recovery operations on track and heavy-wheel vehicles, and on material handling equipment (MHE).
Todd Flowers
Todd Flowers
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the Military Police Corps from August 1987 until retirement in September 2007.

Classmates Spotlight

New Palestine High School Classmates

Linda Hendryx
Class of '79

Alumni Stories

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School News

1990 20yr Reunion

Be sure to go to the reunion page! Reunion is set for Saturday July 17th at McGilvery's South!
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Our New Palestine 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 New Palestine High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in New Palestine are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!