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

Bob Saurer
Bob Saurer
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Flew 159 combat missions in se Asia from 1969-1971.
Christopher Henricksen
Christopher Henricksen
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) out of Norfolk, Va. Operations Specialist (OS2).
clay tipton
clay tipton
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 16 Years

Currently stationed in Camp Pendleton California with wife Julie and daughters Bailey and Riley.
David Butler
David Butler
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Graduated Bootcamp May 1975
Retired May 1995
Served in Desert Storm 1990-1991
David Butler
David Butler
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the U.S. Marine Corps 21 years
Served in Desert Storm
Dennis W. Swerline
Dennis W. Swerline
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1966-70..Two years Southeast Asia, Thailand and Viet Nam
Dino Carozza
Dino Carozza
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 1981 - 1985
Dino Carozza
Dino Carozza
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 1981-1985
Doug Mitchell
Doug Mitchell
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1979. Surface Warfare Officer. Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Safe Harbor.
Gary Bender
Gary Bender
Class of 1968
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Force Fire and Rescue - George AFB , California ( 1968 - 1970 ) Clark AFB, Philippines , ( 1970 1972 )
Gordon Martin
Gordon Martin
Class of 1956
Navy, 5 Years

Navy, Fire Control Technician, boot camp San Diego, USS Prairie AD15, Pearl Harbor,Yokosuka, Wake Island, Olongapoo, Manila, Formosa, British North Borneo San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Nicholas Island, extended in Berlin crisis 1961.
Jack E Eshleman
Jack E Eshleman
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Served in Viet Nam January 1970-July 1971.
James McHenry
James McHenry
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Nuclear Weapons Technician

Served at Lowry AFB, CO; Goose AB, Labrador, Canada; Ramey AFB, Puerto Rico; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Sandia Base/Kirtland AFB, NM. Discharged as SSGT
Jeffrey A Jones
Jeffrey A Jones
Class of 2001
Air Force, 12 Years

AF Active Duty still serving.
Jerry Hatt
Jerry Hatt
Class of 1972
Air Force, 24 Years

US Air Force Academy class of 76, C-130 Pilot, Mobile Command and Control, Pope AFB,NC; Clark AB Phil.; Travis AFB, CA; Scott AFB, IL;. Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia
John McHenry
John McHenry
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Korea, Honduras, Germany, Netherlands, and in many stations throughout the USA. Retired in 1993.
JOHN R FUGITT
JOHN R FUGITT
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1967 to 1971. Aircraft radar navigational systems. Stationed at Biloxi, MS, Lockbourne, OH, Phan Rang, Vietnam, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas NV. Honorable discharge as SGT.
lennie l hall
lennie l hall
Class of 1987
Army, 5 Years

2/5 field artillery neu ulm germany
Lois Thomas
Lois Thomas
Class of 1985
Air Force, 7 Years

Air Transportation
Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort
Mark Beck
Mark Beck
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Sgt. E-5
Vietnam 68/69
100 Percent disabled
Agent Orange
PTSD
Mark Beck
Mark Beck
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served 67 to 70 Viet Nam 68, 69
100 0/0 disabled with Agent Orange & PTSD
Received Vietnam Cross of Galantry
Certificate presented for my work with the
Vietnamese people while there
Mark J.Welsh
Mark J.Welsh
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Six years of service in the Air Force and sixteen years service in the Navy. Served under seven different presidents. Worked in Air Operations and Aircraft Maintenance.
Mark J.Welsh
Mark J.Welsh
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

six years in the Air Force during Viet Nam, sixteen years during the Lybian crisis and the Desert Wars. I served under seven different presidents.
maurica sullivan
maurica sullivan
Class of 1986
Army, 5 Years

101st military police
Melissa Sullivan
Melissa Sullivan
Class of 2003
Air Force, 7 Years

Presently still serving in the USAF.
Michelle Markley Gibson
Michelle Markley Gibson
Class of 1986
Navy, 7 Years

Norfolk, Va
Camp Pentolton, CA
Monagayle Ray Sparks Johnson
Monagayle Ray Sparks Johnson
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Air Traffic Control Dispatch Desk
Neil Sommers
Neil Sommers
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Two combat tours in Iraq and a third in the area
Phillip Steele
Phillip Steele
Class of 1967
Army, 7 Years

.Army 1968 -1976.
Vietnam 69-70
9th Infantry Division Dong Tam an Ben Luc
Combat Infantrymans Medal (CIB)
3 Army Commendation medals (2 for valor)
3 Bronze Stars
Turned down a Purple Heart Medal (didn't think I was hurt that bad)
3yrs in Germany (Jan 1973 to Jan 1976) with B Co./ 15th Inf./3 Infantry Division (Audey Murphy's Company)
Expert Infantymwns Medal (EIB)
Randy Billiter
Randy Billiter
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

I was in for 22 yrs. , I had some of the best times of my life in the Navy and that's where I met my wife of 20 yrs.
Richard Martin
Richard Martin
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Vietnam Vet....Served aboard the Franklin D Roosevelt(CVA-42)Aircraft Carrier
Robert T. Weltlich Jr.
Robert T. Weltlich Jr.
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Assigned to U.S. Military Academy @ West Point, NY
Scott Lacy
Scott Lacy
Class of 1971
Air Force, 5 Years

Air Force Special Operations DinNng South Vietnam and the Ravens in Cambodia and Laos
Shane Malcuit
Shane Malcuit
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Japan
Stephen Dellafave
Stephen Dellafave
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam Veteran, 6/32 Artillery, 8" and 175MM Guns
TIM MC GUIRE
TIM MC GUIRE
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years

SERVED WITH FLEET MARINE FORCE OKINAWA FOR 7 MONTHS, THEN 5 MONTHS WITH 3RD MARINE DIVISION AT DA NANG AIR BASE, SOUTH VIETNAM
Tim Mc Guire
Tim Mc Guire
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served in Okinawa with Fleet Marine Force,& Da Nang, South Vietnam with the 3rd Marine Division
William Hamilton
William Hamilton
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Restore Hope, OIF, OEF,
William Shonk (Bill)
William Shonk (Bill)
Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years

Electrician Mate aboard the Submarine USS Spikefish SS404 stationed in Key West Florida.

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