Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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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.
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
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

Classmates Spotlight

New Palestine High School Classmates

Jessica Nichols
Class of '03

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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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