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

Anna Marie Harsh
Anna Marie Harsh
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Mobile Commo and NBC stationed overseas from 91' to 95
Autumn Branham
Autumn Branham
Class of 2017
Navy, 3 Years

SWFPAC, MCSFBN command in Silverdale Washington
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:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,938591,00.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)
Marilyn Louise Bramlett
Marilyn Louise Bramlett
Class of 1977
Army, 3 Years

32 Delta Fixed Station Technical Controller
Stationed in Heilbronn, Germany
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
Randy Ries
Randy Ries
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Amy Finance Corps for 21 years. Deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of the first Gulf War and to Iraq in support of operation Iraqi Freedom.
Robert Lemon
Robert Lemon
Class of 1993
Navy, 13 Years

Still serving proudly as a FMF Corpsman
Roger H. Scritchfield
Roger H. Scritchfield
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Crash and Salvage aboard the USS AMERICA CVA 66
Flight Deck Crash Firefighter
1 Year at Cecil Field Fla.
1 Around the world cruise
1 Mediterranean Cruise
5 Caribbean cruises
Ron Doles
Ron Doles
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Barracks in Bad Kreuznach Germany
Tom Mize
Tom Mize
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Advanced to Chief Warrent Officer
Walter Stough
Walter Stough
Class of 1946
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Walter enlisted right after graduation from high school.

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John Pramik
Class of '73

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