Recent Members

Brian Richardson 1972
Dana Yoak 1987
Denny Brown 1965
Gary Cerosky 1982
Lynn Corpening 1966
Phil Hogan 1995
Sean Hrabusa 2001
Tim Caetta 1987

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

Anna Marie Harsh
Anna Marie Harsh Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years
Mobile Commo and NBC stationed overseas from 91' to 95
bill currie
bill currie Class of 1982
Army, 6 Years
artillery surveyor
Charles Basler
Charles Basler Class of 1946
Army, 2 Years
Seved in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with honors.
Chuck Miller
Chuck Miller Class of 1946
Army, 2 Years
US~Army Medical Corps 1950- 1952
Dan pletcher
Dan pletcher Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Transportation, Infantry, then SOF. Tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bosnia, Panama, Rwanda, Syria, Sierra Leon, Chad, DRoC, and several others across Africa
Gary W. Geiser
Gary W. Geiser Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
Served in the elite Army Security Agency; an army intelligence agency which was attached to the National Security Agency. The primary mission was that of intelligence gathering through the use of electronic monitoring of radio, and other, transmissions. The ASA existed from 1945 to 1976 when it was incorporated into INSCOM. Army basic training was at Fort Dix, NJ. Attended the ASATC&S in Mass. Assigned to TUSLOG Detachment 4, Sinop, Turkey for what was termed "hardship duty". Spied on the Soviets and others. Re-assigned to Camp Walters, TX with the 303rd ASA Radio Research Battalion. Spied on (can't tell). Was in Dallas on Nov 22, 1963 - maybe two hundred yards away from the shooting of President Kennedy. Trained with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Then assigned to Joint Exercise Desert Strike along with 100,000 others. See Time article at:,9171,938591,00.html Honorably discharged holding Top Secret Crypto security clearance.. Photo is entrance to Det. 4 in Turkey cir. 1962.
george hughes smith
george hughes smith Class of 1957
Coast Guard, 4 Years
sonarman 2nd class
Howard Diefendorf
Howard Diefendorf Class of 1946
Marine Corps, 4 Years
"Red" enlisted in 1946 after graduation from high school.
Justin Hurst
Justin Hurst Class of 2008
Navy, 2 Years
Submariner USS Columbia 771 stationed in Honolulu HI
Justin Hurst
Justin Hurst Class of 2008
Navy, 2 Years
Still serving
Kenneth Arthur Chapman Jr
Kenneth Arthur Chapman Jr Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Years of service-1981-2004. Stationed at Fort Bragg, NC for 15 years with the 82nd Airborne Division. Three tours of combat-Grenada(83), First Gulf War(1990-1991), Iraqi Freedom(2003). Retired Master Sergeant
Leonard Hardy
Leonard Hardy Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined 1983. Retired 2006, Randolph AFB, Texas (Universal City, TX)
Mark Allen Groves
Mark Allen Groves Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
4 years USN 16+USAF (still serving)
Michael L. Dyer
Michael L. Dyer Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years
UH-1H HUEY Helicopter Crew Chief - Door Gunner, Republic of Vietnam 6 Dec 70 - 5 Dec 71, 34th Group - 1st Aviation Brigade
Michael Studer
Michael Studer Class of 1966
Army, 9 Years
Vietnam 1968/69 Germany 1975-1978
Michael Studer
Michael Studer Class of 1966
Army, 9 Years
Vietnam 1968-69 Germany 1975-78
Michelle D Tamasovich
Michelle D Tamasovich Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years
I served with the Infantry Division while stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY for 1 1/2 years, Bad Kreuznach, Germany for 3 years, than Ft. Stewart, GA for my remaining service. I had both of my children when I decided to dedicate my time to this wonderful country, so my husband, Glen Pressley, and my boys were blessed with seeing an entire different part of the world while we were in Germany including France, Austira, Switzerland, and Spain.
Milton Thomas
Milton Thomas Class of 1946
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Milton enlisted right after graduation from high school.
Nicholas Kindel
Nicholas Kindel Class of 2000
Navy, 9 Years
Presently still serving.
Paul S Van Teslaar
Paul S Van Teslaar Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Attended Nuclear Power School and Officers Basic Submairine School (1966-1970. Served aboard the USS Halibut, SSN-587 out of Hawai'i and Mare Island, CA. Attained rank of LT

Classmates Spotlight

Norton High School Classmates

Ron Wilkerson
Class of '75

Alumni Stories

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Norton High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Panthers.

School News

Those who have passed on from the class of 72

Rodney Weber 2010
Pam McGrath 2011
Kathy Knapp 2009?
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