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

Hans Luebbert
Hans Luebbert
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Proudly served 64-67 in France( 507th and the 553 Engineers) and in the U.S.in Ft Camplebell KY. I even took my oath of citizenship in a US. Army uniform.
Hon. Rodney A. Coleman
Hon. Rodney A. Coleman
Class of 1957
Air Force, 15 Years

Served 10 yrs. on active duty as Civil Engineering officer, to rank of Captain-'63-'73; also served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, '94-'98. Awarded Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal and, Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.
Jeffrey Casaly
Jeffrey Casaly
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

I served in the USN, USNR and the Navy's IRR for 21 years. After a 3 year break in service, I joined the Air Force (WVANG) for 6 years before retiring.
Jennipher Looney
Jennipher Looney
Class of 2002
Navy, 4 Years

Served on board the USS Nimitz
Jesse C Dunham Jr.
Jesse C Dunham Jr.
Class of 1990
Army, 17 Years

Sergeant First Class Dunham, entered the military right after High School, and Currently serving on his third tour in Iraq. He has traveled extensively while preforming his duties,he has been to CO,VA,KY,WY,MO,Germany,Korea,Bosnia,& Alaska.
joel vazquez
joel vazquez
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served 5 honorable years with two overseas tours including Japan and Iraq. Completed service in 2007 as a Sergeant.
John A. Parker
John A. Parker
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Viet Nam
john b king
john b king
Class of 1941
Navy, 20+ Years

1942-1971 mustang to 04.communications/
cryptology. omaha beach various ships &
stations
john b king
john b king
Class of 1941
Navy, 20+ Years

1942-1971
John McNair
John McNair
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Army Intel
JONATHAN STAPLES
JONATHAN STAPLES
Class of 1972
Navy, 3 Years

Served aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
Storekeeper
1974 Inter - Service - Light Heavy Weight (Boxing Champion)
Joseph A. Barnes
Joseph A. Barnes
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted 10 June 1983. Stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in the United Kingdom from 12/83-1286, Cannon AFB NM 1/87-7/95, Elmendorf AFB Alaska 8/95-8/99, Nellis AFB NV 8/99 to present.
Joseph A. Barnes
Joseph A. Barnes
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

I joined the Air Force on 10 Jun 1983. I will be retiring 1 Oct 2008 after 25+ years. I am currently assigned to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas NV.
Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr
Joseph A. Dubaldi, Jr
Class of 1966
Air Force, 2 Years

Tour of duty was mostly in Europe
Joseph Bealkowski
Joseph Bealkowski
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 20 years in the Air Force retiring in 2006.
Joseph L Clark Jr
Joseph L Clark Jr
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted after graduation in 1979 and completed 20 years retiring in 1999.
Joseph Moore
Joseph Moore
Class of 1989
Navy, 8 Years

Navy Corpsman
Joseph R. Moore
Joseph R. Moore
Class of 1989
Navy, 5 Years

Navy Corpsman
Juanita Harris-Braxton
Juanita Harris-Braxton
Class of 1978
Air Force, 8 Years

1979-1987
Judith Santana
Judith Santana
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served 5 years Active Duty. 3 years inactive.

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