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Baltimore, Maryland (MD)

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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

"Butch" Wilhelm A. Hansen
"Butch" Wilhelm A. Hansen
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

My brother "Butch" Hansen served our country as a submariner, ocean engineer or Nuke ! for 25+ years. He attended the Naval Academy when he graduated from Parkville HS. Butch continued service to the rank of Navy Captain (Commodor of the Atlantic Submarine Fleet out of St. Mary's Georgia). His son Joey is presently serving in Iraq as an officer in the Army. His step son and wife are serving as MD's in the Navy/Army in Norfolk, and his third step-son is serving in the army reserve.
I am very proud of him and his sons!
Bonnie Hansen-Grafton 1969 (U of MD 1973)
Alvin (Bud) Cunningham
Alvin (Bud) Cunningham
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in the Far East, Europe and Alaska over a period of 24 years 7 months and 27 days. Viet Nam Vet. and Purple Heart recipient
ASTRID LEWIS
ASTRID LEWIS
Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years

ASTRID HAS SERVED 7 DEDICATED YEARS IN THE ARMY, COMPLETING 2 TOURS OF IRAQ.
Bob Gartside
Bob Gartside
Class of 1969
Army, 15 Years

63b20 Mechanic / Motor Sgt.
Brendan Donnelly
Brendan Donnelly
Class of 1985
National Guard, 19 Years

Served in iraq in 03 to 04 with the maryland nat guard army 1229th trans co parkville armory and 2 tours to pannama city
Brent Manns
Brent Manns
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

US Army First LT. 198th LIght Infantry Brigade, 23'd Infantry Division. Served in Vietnam July 1968 July 1969. Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge . Served in active reserves one year after Vietnam.
Brian Keller
Brian Keller
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Started out as a Helicopter Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer in the SH60B (SEAHAWK), stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. Made multiple deployments to the Middle East in support of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Anti Piracy Operations. Awarded "Air Medal" for Heroism for a rescue he performed in the Arabian Gulf in 1997. Received a commission as a Naval Officer in 2004, and is currently serving as Officer In Charge of a Mobile Tactical Operations Center deployed to the Middle East. LT Keller currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Robin and three children Jordan, Jason, and Justin.
Brian M Manns
Brian M Manns
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Did electronic repair..stationed at Omaha,Nebr for the SAC airborn command post at a remote site, spent last year in the Phillipines doing Presidential communications for Air force 1; retired as E4 in 1/72.
David Brown
David Brown
Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years

Army Rangers 86-90
Army Special Forces 90-95
Diana Ogilvie
Diana Ogilvie
Class of 1969
Navy, 30 Years

US Navy Band, Washington DC, presidential support unit
Played French horn on public concerts in DC area and , all over the US on public concert tours, provided final honors for fallen shipmates at Arlington National Cemetery, became first woman command master chief of band, retired after 30 years
Diane Williams
Diane Williams
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF supply operations officer. Joined to see the world. Stationed at Andrews AFB and Bolling AFB.
George F. Brune
George F. Brune
Class of 1960
Air Force, 23 Years

Joined 28 Jun 60. Assigned multiple times overseas mainly in the Pacific including Japan, Okinawa and Vietnam. Separated in 67 and joined the MdANG til Jul 81 and re-entered the Air Force and retiring Aug 97. Did a combat tour in South Vietnam Aug 66 - Aug 67 flying recon missions on the EC-47 searching for the NVA and the VC. Flew 107 combat missions and logged over 850 combat hours. Finished my career in the Aircrew Resource area (i.e. aircrew scheduler, crew resource manager and chief of flight management at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins , GA. Was nominated to be an aircrew scheduler for the White House. One other Senior NCO and myself declined the position due to us being very, very close to retirement and didn't want to make another move. Still it was an honor. I enjoyed my time in the Air Force and would do it again.
George F. Brune
George F. Brune
Class of 1960
Air Force, 37 Years

Enlisted in the Air Force 28 June 1960 and separated in Aug 1967. Had tours in Japan, Okinawa and South Vietnam. Did temporary duty in France, Thailand, Taiwan and the Phillipines. Did a tour in Vietnam flying recon missions on the EC-47 over South Vietnam and Laos looking for the "bad guys" fromn Aug 66 to Aug 67. Flew 107 combat missions. Separated from the Air Force in 67 and joined the Md Air Guard staying there til Jul 81 when I returned to active duty and retiring from the United States Air Force in Aug 1997. Had a tour again on Okinawa plus stateside assignments to Arkansas, Louisiana and finally Georgia.
Gregory Blakley
Gregory Blakley
Class of 2000
Air Force, 9 Years

Air Traffic Controller
James Poole Jr
James Poole Jr
Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years

FMF corpsmen, Surgical Technologist
Jeff Rowe
Jeff Rowe
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Commissioned through Officer Training School after graduating from University of Hawaii. Aircraft maintenance school, last duty station was March Air Force Base, California.
John Roycroft
John Roycroft
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Aviation Electronics Technician
Kenneth Johnson
Kenneth Johnson
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Infintry platoon sergeant, fought with 2nd Bn 4th Mar
for 6 months in I corps Viet Nam. Wounded and
medically discharged, awards include:
Bronze Star / V
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Kenneth McGinnis
Kenneth McGinnis
Class of 1997
Air Force, 7 Years

In college, Kenneth McGinnis was the treasurer of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., treasurer of National Society of Black Engineers, member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and member of Society of Automotive Engineers. Captain McGinnis was commissioned through ROTC in 2002 upon graduation from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. There he met his wife Charlynne McGinnis to whom he has been married for 5 years.
Captain McGinnis is the Base Civil Engineer for the Collocated Operating Bases throughout South Korea, 607 Materiel Maintenance Squadron, Seventh Air Forces, Osan Air Base, Korea. He is responsible for managing 500 facilities on five Joint Bases with Republic of Korea Air Force and United States Air Force. Captain McGinnis has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 at Balad Air Base, Iraq and served two tours in Operation Enduring Freedom at Forward Operation Base Gardez, Afghanistan in 2005 and Forward Operation Base Panjshir, Afghanistan in 2007.

EDUCATION:
2002 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
2003 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Jan 2003 – Nov 2005, Project Manager, 305th Civil Engineer Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ
2. Nov 2005 – Jun 2009, Readiness Flight Commander, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD
3. June 2009 - Present, Base Civil Engineer, 607th Materiel Maintenance Squadron, Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Combat Action Medal
Martin Koski
Martin Koski
Class of 1982
Army, 14 Years

Military Police, 1982-1998 all over the world.
Nathan Stairs
Nathan Stairs
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in May 1988
RUTH STORCK
RUTH STORCK
Class of 1974
Navy, 14 Years

RM1 - COMMUNICATIONS -
SP5 Donald P. Kampes
SP5 Donald P. Kampes
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

In service 1965-1958. Graduated Basic Training at Ft. Jackson in May 1965. Received "Expert" medal for the M14 rifle. Promoted to Private E2. To USASCS (US Army Signal Center and School) at Ft, Monmouth. MOS 208.1 (later 26L20) Microwave equipment Repairman. Took Tropo-Scatter extention course. To Viet Nam March 1966. to the 221st Signal Detachment "Octopus Tropo", Saigon Viet Nam. Operated a Tropo-Scatter van to Pr-Line (near DaNang) Promoted to SP5 in April 1967. Back to Ft. Monmouth as instructor on new (at that time) 600 channel microwave systems (MOS now 26L40). Received "Award of Merit" from USASCS upon separation in March 1968 along with 2 Viet Nam service ribbons and a good conduct metal. Final discharge in March 1971
tim gorsche
tim gorsche
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 5 Years

marine
Verne Marks
Verne Marks
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Also served in the Army, Navy, Aiforce, And Coast Guard.
Wayne N Whitmore
Wayne N Whitmore
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Was commissioned as an Ensign the day Kennedy was assassinated. Served two tours on USS Turner Joy (DD-951), saw action in the Tonkin Gulf.
Wilhelm (Butch) Hansen
Wilhelm (Butch) Hansen
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

"Butch" attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis after graduation from Parkville Senior High. He entered the submarine force as an officer. Butch has had an exemplary Naval career with many awards and retired as a Captain.
William Steve Mattes
William Steve Mattes
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served active duty Air Force from 1968-1972. Was stationed at Frances E. Warren AFB Cheyenne Wyoming. FEW was part of the Strategic Air Command (now Air Combat Command). Served with the Maryland Air National Guard from 1987-2004.

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