Oak Ridge High School Alumni

Orlando, Florida (FL)

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

Alan L COOPET
Alan L COOPET
Class of 1966
Air Force, 25 Years

Last assignment Command Center Cheyenne Mountain NORAD.
Andy Branigan
Andy Branigan
Class of 1968
Air Force, 22 Years

22 years spread across four continents and six job titles. Flying, fixing and arguing with anything in my way.
My retirement plaque reads, in part: "If there's a problem somewhere and you need a quick fix, send Andy; just don't ask how he'll do it or what it will cost". I'm prod of that reputation.
Bobby Morales
Bobby Morales
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

It was an Adventure!
Bruce Otterbacher
Bruce Otterbacher
Class of 1973
Army, 10 Years

Served 10 years working Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) & Criminal Investigative Division (CID)
Carlos Cuevas
Carlos Cuevas
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Counterintelligence
28 years
Dale Bishop
Dale Bishop
Class of 1971
Army, 7 Years

Was in the 1st armour Division ,1 Calvary Division and the 1st Infatry Division
David Crandall
David Crandall
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Sea duty and overseas duty...Stationed in Philly, Norfolk, Charleston, Jacksonville, San Diego, Abu Dhabi, Guantanamo, Vieques.
David L. Brown
David L. Brown
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Hospital Corpsman, IDC, FMF, SW
Pensacola, FL; Newport News, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Cherry Point, NC
David Williams
David Williams
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Ft Jackson, Fort Bennington, Fort Bragg.
Airborne
DEBRA SUE MCGRAW
DEBRA SUE MCGRAW
Class of 1971
Air Force, 14 Years

USAF E-6 Flight Engineer C-141
Derreck Santiago
Derreck Santiago
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Retired
Duane Hawkins
Duane Hawkins
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Surveyor and Recruiter
Ed Harris
Ed Harris
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

1970 - 1994
Retired at Whiteman AFB, MO
Ed Harris
Ed Harris
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined right after HS and retired in July 1994.
Eric Schaffer
Eric Schaffer
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 26+ years in the USAF and Air National Guard, four overseas tours including Korea, Cuba, Europe and Iraq.

Generally had a really good time serving both the nation and his fellow service members over the course of a long career.
Gary D Blankenhorn
Gary D Blankenhorn
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years..based in Japan..visited Korea and Taiwan while based in Japan..
George G. White
George G. White
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Went intot the Air Force on 15 Jan 1976 as a Military Personnel Specialist (73270/3S071). I was stationed in Texas, Alabama, New Mexico California and South Korea, One of my last assignments was Director of Personnel and Manpower, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland AFB, NM. Retired on 4 Feb 1997 as a Master Sergeant. Currently, an AF Civil Servant with the AF Nuclear Weapons School as the Registrar at Kirtland AFB, NM.
Gerald Espinal
Gerald Espinal
Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years

US ARMY Infantry. Combat Gunner
Grant Ingram Sr.
Grant Ingram Sr.
Class of 1967
Air Force, 10 Years

Air to Ground Communications, 3 consecutive tours in Vietnam.
Awarded: AF Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Galantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, RVN Service Ribbon with Silver Star Device.
Jim Walls
Jim Walls
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Force medic! Assigned to David Grant Medical Center at Travis AFB (California).
Jimmie Randle, Jr.
Jimmie Randle, Jr.
Class of 1981
Army, 7 Years

U.S.A. Medac/Dentac
2d Infantry Division, Korea
Ft. Jackson, S.C. Basic Training
Jimmy Mercer
Jimmy Mercer
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Held many interesting jobs and traveled around the world five times
Jimmy Mercer
Jimmy Mercer
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Ordnance Master Chief, served on USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV-42) , USS Midway (CV-41), USS Saratoga (CV-60) two tours.
Particpated in the fall of Saigon evacuation, capture of terrorist on Achille Laurul cruise ship,
and Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
John Roche
John Roche
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

helicopter crew chief in Vietnam
Lisa Love Sawyer
Lisa Love Sawyer
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Paralegal with one year in Kuwait.
Mary Tatum
Mary Tatum
Class of 1983
Air Force, 6 Years

I was stationed in Japan worked on F-16 fighter jets
Michael Knock
Michael Knock
Class of 1976
Army, 10 Years

Ft Jackson SC, Ft Eustis VA, Orlando FL, Ft Hood TX, Echtedigen Army Airfield, Stuttgart Germany
Michael Knock
Michael Knock
Class of 1976
Army, 20 Years

Ft Jackson, Ft Eustis, Ft Hood, Stuttgart Germany, Ft Bliss,
Michael W. Bates
Michael W. Bates
Class of 1972
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired as EA1/E-6 Seabee.
Michael W. Bates
Michael W. Bates
Class of 1972
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired as EA1/E-6 on October 1, 2011 with 23 years of service.
Go Seabees.
Oneida Aguayo
Oneida Aguayo
Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years

Honorable Discharge, Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Award, Expert Marksmanship
Ralph J (Jeff) Cumbie
Ralph J (Jeff) Cumbie
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller, Combat Air Traffic Controller, Air Traffic Control Staff Officer, NATO Wartime Air Traffic Control Tactical Evaluator
Robert CCope
Robert CCope
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Avionic Tech for VF-21 , 2 cruises off of Vietnam
robert j lamb
robert j lamb
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Aircrewman forward air controller/ called airstrikes for ground support infantry from aircraft ov10 bronco Served in Desert Shield/Storm Granada/ Panama/ Drug interdiction missions served overseas 13 years also USS America
Russell Kennedy
Russell Kennedy
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

My favorite saying is "Accelerate your life cold, wet, tired, miserable!!"
RM/ IT/ NC
Served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield
Served over in Japan.
Recruited the best men and women for the Naval Special Warfare program.
Served with the best Armed Forces in the World!!
Scott Kwiatkowski
Scott Kwiatkowski
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Last of the Vietnam Era, lucky enough to spend my time at Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL.
Susan (Parker) Capuchino
Susan (Parker) Capuchino
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Medic(4N), Served in Germany, Desert I & II, OIF, OEF, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Florida, Iraq, Texas
Susan (Parker) Capuchino
Susan (Parker) Capuchino
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Medic(4N), additional bases, ROK(Kunsan AB), Joint Base Andrews
Tara Hooper
Tara Hooper
Class of 1988
Air Force, 9 Years

Was stationed at Travis AFB CA, Osan AB South Korea and Kadena AB Japan.
Thad S. "Skeet" Strange, Jr.
Thad S. "Skeet" Strange, Jr.
Class of 1966
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Served 6 1/2 yrs active duty. One tour in Vietnam as Armor/Infantry officer assigned to MACV Advisory Team 51. Retired as LTC (USAR) Military Intelligence. Assignments included SOCCENT, SOCSOUTH, 1st SOCOM, Army Intel Cen & School, Army Infantry Cen, NETCOM.

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