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 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)
ASTRID LEWIS Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years ASTRID HAS SERVED 7 DEDICATED YEARS IN THE ARMY, COMPLETING 2 TOURS OF IRAQ.
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 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 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 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.
Brian Manns Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years Was in ground radio repair; provided communications for the SAC bomber force....later provided communication for Air Force 1
Brian Manns Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years Radio equipment repair; provided communications for SAC bombers. Later, provided communications for Air Force 1
David Brown Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years Army Rangers 86-90 Army Special Forces 90-95
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.
Gregory Blakley Class of 2000
Air Force, 9 Years Air Traffic Controller
James Poole Jr Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years FMF corpsmen, Surgical Technologist
John Roycroft Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 6 Years Aviation Electronics Technician
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 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 â€“ Nov 2005, Project Manager, 305th Civil Engineer Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ 2. Nov 2005 â€“ 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
Nathan Stairs Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Retired in May 1988
RUTH STORCK Class of 1974
Navy, 14 Years RM1 - COMMUNICATIONS -
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 Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 5 Years marine
Verne Marks Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 6 Years Also served in the Army, Navy, Aiforce, And Coast Guard.
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