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

Alescia (Potopas) Kretschmer
Alescia (Potopas) Kretschmer Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired from US Navy, November 2006. Served onboard USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 and USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Lives in San Diego, CA and employed as a 911/Fire Dispatcher.
Andrew Hamko
Andrew Hamko Class of 1958
Navy, 6 Years
Radioman and Crypto
Art  Chamberlain
Art Chamberlain Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh Cambodia Djakarta Indonesia Saigon Vietnam Copenhagen Denmark Geneva Switzerland Brussels Belgium
Bruce DiPaola
Bruce DiPaola Class of 1975
Army, 6 Years
Served 3 years active and 3 years non-active. For my first tour I was stationed in Heilbronn,Germany working with NATO Command in Data Communications. Maintained the highest security level possible with clearance to work at the Pentagon in Washington.
Catherine Pawlus
Catherine Pawlus Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Retired after 20 years in the Army
Donald R Ponikvar
Donald R Ponikvar Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
West Point graduate and career Army officer. Commissioned in Armor, served in Germany guarding the border with Communist East Germany. Taught Physics at West Point. Worked on President Reagan's Star Wars missile defense program.
James Spuzzillo
James Spuzzillo Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation Support Equipment Technician First Class
Jared Wait
Jared Wait Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
1976– 1997 (21 years) Master Sergeant CH-53E Crewchief, F/L NCOIC, QA NCOIC, Maintenance Control Chief and Maintnance Chief http://marines.togetherweserved.com/usmc/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=29468
Jared Wait
Jared Wait Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
22 Years, Retired.
Jeanne Bandelow
Jeanne Bandelow Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Chief Radioman.
Jeremy Michaels
Jeremy Michaels Class of 1990
Air Force, 10 Years
Avionics Technician on KC-135, B-52, MH-53, And F-117. Deployed in support of several operations that were vital to the national security of our nation.
john meeker
john meeker Class of 1991
Army, 6 Years
serving in iraq 2009
john meeker
john meeker Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years
iraq 2009-2010
John Pennington
John Pennington Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
SSgt. Aircraft mechanic, hydraulic specialist. Served at Norton A.F. Base, Calif.,CCk Air Base, Taiwan, U-Tapao A.B., Tailand, Clark A.B., Phillipines, Minot A.F.B., North Dakoda.
Joseph J. Vidmar
Joseph J. Vidmar Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years
Nuclear electricians Mate on submarines ( USS Glenard P. Lipscomb SSN685) Navy Diver
Louis Brothag
Louis Brothag Class of 1965
Air Force, 8 Years
Ballistic Missile Technician - Minuteman II Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
Mark kovach
Mark kovach Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Master Sergeant, Flight Mechanic/Flight Engineer Helicopter and Airlift Aircraft, Vietnam and Desert Storm Air Rescue Crewman
Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas Class of 1991
Navy, 8 Years
Served 8 years in the Navy, 4 years on the USS Kauffman FFG-59, 4 year active reserve at Ft. Henry, VA, and 1 year ARMY National Guard, Richmond, VA
Marvin LeRoy
Marvin LeRoy Class of 1958
Army, 4 Years
Marine diesel mechanic on landing craft
Michael Overberger
Michael Overberger Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Retired infantry first sergeant, served over 130 months overseas including: Iraq, Afghanistan, Berlin Germany, Italy, Panama, Bosnia, Croatia, and Korea.

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North High School Classmates

Tim South
Class of '70

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Alumni Golf Outing

Alumni Golf Outing
Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Chardon, OH
August, 19, 2007
11am registration, 1...
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