North High School Alumni

Eastlake, Ohio (OH)

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

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
Chris Moses
Chris Moses
Class of 1986
Army, 4 Years

Combat Engineer
Chris Ward
Chris Ward
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Teletype and Crypto maintenance
Deborah Campbll
Deborah Campbll
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy SeaBee
Dennis Zimmerman
Dennis Zimmerman
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

Machinist Mate
Donald L Haskins
Donald L Haskins
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Served in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion as a Construction Electrician in support of Marine Corps and Army operations at Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, Da Nang, and Dong Ha
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.
Dustin Van Dame
Dustin Van Dame
Class of 2002
Navy, 10 Years

Served in the U.S. Navy for 10 1/2 years. Served aboard several Ballistic Missile Submarines, performing chemistry and radiological controls for the nuclear power plant.
Earl Olson
Earl Olson
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Trained specialist at Army Intelligence school.
J.C. Williams
J.C. Williams
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Policeman stationed at Fairchild AFB Spokane, WA and Harmon AFB Stephenville, Newfoundland years served June 1963 to June 1967
James E Finan Jr
James E Finan Jr
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Paris Island plt 365,1968
Quantico Marine Band
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
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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.
Mike Jennens
Mike Jennens
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Started in US Air Force (13 years), now US Army (Active National Guard), spent 2003 in Iraq at LSA Anaconda
Paul Gibbons
Paul Gibbons
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Aircraft carrier Uss America.
1970 Med Cruise.
1972 West Pac / VietNam
Rich Lardner
Rich Lardner
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman, Fleet Marine Force.
Richard Paul Houston
Richard Paul Houston
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Died in Quang Trie Provence 11/26/67. 11 months in country. On wall..Panel 30E, Line 91
Ronald C. Thomas
Ronald C. Thomas
Class of 1959
Air Force, 2 Years

341st Field Maintenance Squadron Strategic Air Command Dyess Air Force Base Abilene , Texas
Scott Koprivec
Scott Koprivec
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Munitions Specialist. Hahn AFB W. Germany 79-81, Homestead AFB Fla.81-83
Teresa Remeika
Teresa Remeika
Class of 1976
Army, 9 Years

Discharged in 91 retired Government Civilian 13 yrs. 21 years government
Teri remeika McCamish
Teri remeika McCamish
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

Personell management
Tim Benford
Tim Benford
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Navy Corpsman (Retired)
Timothy Lepa
Timothy Lepa
Class of 1973
Navy, 3 Years

Stationed Subic Bay, Philippines, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Timothy M. Benford
Timothy M. Benford
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Hospital Corpsman First Class Petty Officer

Classmates Spotlight

North High School Classmates

Paul Bartok
Class of '98

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Alumni Golf Outing

Alumni Golf Outing
Pleasant Hills Golf Course in Chardon, OH
August, 19, 2007
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Our North 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 North High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Eastlake are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!