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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Barry Diamond
Barry Diamond
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Helicopter Combat Crew Chief. Flew 250 combat missions while stationed at Ky HA, South Vietnam in '65-'66.
Bill Cowdright
Bill Cowdright
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Drafted in July '66; completed Infantry OCS at Fort Benning, GA in June '67. Served as a Tactical Officer at the Infantry OCS, and Training Officer before deployment to Viet Nam in June of '68. Served with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade as platoon leader, XO, Communications Officer, and Company Commander. Discharged to Army Reserves where I finished my 6 year commitment.
CAPT Warren L. Caldwell, Jr.
CAPT Warren L. Caldwell, Jr.
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Commissioned Ensign, USN, 1971. Completed USN flight training, tactical jet, June 1973. Tactical jet flight instructor 1973-1977. Operational tours in Med/North Atlantic/Persian Gulf/Indian ocean 1977-1986. US Naval War College 1986-1987. Air Operations officer, USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) 1987-1988. Executive officer/Commanding Officer, VT-23, NAS Kingsville, TX, 1988-1991. Air Boss, USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) 1991-1993, Operation Desert Storm. Professor of strategy, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1993-1996. Retired as Captain, USN (O-6). Currently serving as Chief Pilot, Flight Department, Longfellow Management Services, LLC, based out of Bedford, MA.
Clint Grimes
Clint Grimes
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Surfac Warfare Officer. 10 trips to Korea. 2 Deployments to the Arabian Gulf, most recent '06-07. Retired 1 Sep 2009 after 24 yrs 11 months of sevice as a commmander.
David E. Brubaker
David E. Brubaker
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served for 25 years as an Air Force Pilot. Served a 1 year tour in Viet Nam. Flew C-141 at McGuire AFB in New Jersey for 17 years. Retired as commander of the 732nd MAS in 1990.
Davis, joseph E. Jr.
Davis, joseph E. Jr.
Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years

Medical NCO
Discharged DAV
Currently employed Army Air Force Exchange Seervice
Deane Gonzalez
Deane Gonzalez
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Under water explosives, spent a lot of time in submarines out of Pearl Harbor , spent time on Uss Sargo 583, Blueback 581, swordfish 579, Viet Nam, "Up North", etc. etc. Torpedoman 2nd. - Discharged in Honolulu, now live on Oahu and Kauai. - Retired..
Don Dare
Don Dare
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Completed Infantry Officer Candidate School Sept 1969. Served in the Television Division at Ft. Gordon GA from Nov '69 until Sep '71. From Sep 1971 until May 1972, served with American Forces Radio/TV (AFVN) in Saigon, Vietnam.
Doug MacInnes
Doug MacInnes
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Military Intelligence and then JAG. Loved it. Recommend it to any young man or woman.
Doug Stante
Doug Stante
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 6 Years

HML-167, MAG-26, 2nd MARDIV, FMFLANT
Avionics/Electrical; Aircrew
MCAS(H) New River
Gil Gibson
Gil Gibson
Class of 1964
Navy, 31 Years

Served 7 years US Navy Seabees, including Vietnam. Serve 24 years as US Navy Chaplain.
Grace Harper Taylor
Grace Harper Taylor
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

21+ years combined with the Coast Guard and Army. She retired from the Army as a CW2. She had duty in Germany, Georgia, South West Asia, Texas, and Virginia
Gregory Pascal
Gregory Pascal
Class of 1988
Army, 10 Years

active currently with 82nd, 2 deployments to Iraq 06-07 15 months,10-11 12 months,1 deployment to Afghanistan 2012 5 months, 8 year with 82nd Airborne Division, 2 years with 1st Cavalry Division. awarded Bronze star for iraq deployment. Airborne Field Artillery
gregory pascal
gregory pascal
Class of 1988
Army, 7 Years

Active, 2 deployments in Iraq currently in mosel Iraq, 6 year with 82nd airborne Division currently with 1st Cavalry Division. Field Artilary
H Robert (Bob) Brunton
H Robert (Bob) Brunton
Class of 1967
Navy, 21 Years

Was drafted into the Army June 1968. Left the Army February 1980, Joined The Navy June 1980 retired March 1989
Herbert P. Braselman
Herbert P. Braselman
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator retired as a Captain after 27 years of service. Lives in Aiken, South Carolina.
Hunter Hixson
Hunter Hixson
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Serviced in San Diego and Washington State
J. Tracey Lee
J. Tracey Lee
Class of 1980
Army, 10 Years

South Carolina, Hanau Germany, Ft. Lewis Washington
James hodges
James hodges
Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years

77-81 Middle East Cuba up and east coast Spain israil
James Tully
James Tully
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent 4 years in South Dakota in the Minuteman ICBM as a Launch Officer. Spent remainder of career in Missiles and Space or in Air Transportation retired at 30 years as a Colonel.
Jerry Boyer Sr
Jerry Boyer Sr
Class of 1974
Army, 12 Years

Sergeant served at Augsburg Germany and 8 years Army Reserves in Champagne Illinois
joe salerno (covert)
joe salerno (covert)
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years

enjoyed my time in and would do it again in a heartbeat. took the lessons from penncrest to the military and they served me well.
John Tartala
John Tartala
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

USMA '81. 14 years as an infantry officer. Airborne and Ranger qualified. 12 twleve years as a logistician. Tours in Korea, Germany, Kosovo, and two in Iraq. Retired as a colonel in Oct 2007 with 26+ years active duty.
Len "Wally" Packer
Len "Wally" Packer
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired USAF 1 Jul 2001, SMSgt "E-8". Assignments: Germany, Honduras, Kuwait, Bosnia, New York, Texas, California, Colorado.
Mallory Williams
Mallory Williams
Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years

I served 8 years in the Army. I was stationed in NY, CA, AL, TX and Germany. It was a great experience that set up the rest of my life.
Mary St. Martin Swanson
Mary St. Martin Swanson
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Army Security Service
Ft. Jackson, SC
Goodfellow AFB, TX
Ft. Devens, MA
Ft. Bliss, TX
USASA FS Korea - Camp Humphries
Michael Conrad
Michael Conrad
Class of 1995
Coast Guard, 16 Years

Currently serving at USCG Air Station Atlantic City
Ray Battey
Ray Battey
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Captain, member AFCS IG team.
Richard Brubaker
Richard Brubaker
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot, ROTC Instructor, Education and Training officer. Vietnam 1968-69. Retired Lieutenant Colonel
Robert Bartosh
Robert Bartosh
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted a year after graduation. Went to communications maintenance course at Ft Monmouth, NJ from Nov 1968-Apr 1970. Made it to grade of E-7 and then got appointed as a Chief Warrant Officer 2. My assignments included one year in Viet Nam, eight years in the States, plus seven years in the White House Communications Agency and six+ years in Germany. Had a GREAT time, lots of travel (35 states and 28 countries). Glad I had the opportunities.
Robert Castagna
Robert Castagna
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Served US Army aviation 1966-1969.
Ron Johnson
Ron Johnson
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy Chief
USS Kitty Hawk 82-86 & 90-94; Pax River 86-90; Indianapolis 94-95; Student Purdue University 95-97; USS Harry Truman 97-02; NAS Oceana 02-04
Ronald Eugene Berry
Ronald Eugene Berry
Class of 1973
Army, 4 Years

U. S. ARMY RESERVE TRAINING AT FORTH POLK LA. One year service transferred to Regular Army stationed in Tandushan and Tokori,Korea served there years
Stephen D King
Stephen D King
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Command and Control Specialist
Stephen Vrobel
Stephen Vrobel
Class of 2001
Navy, 3 Years

2 years in Rota, Spain and now in San Diego, CA.
Tyrone Beulah
Tyrone Beulah
Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years

Weapons Specialist at the 81st Based in England. E5 in1983 Stationed in Colorado under Space Command as a Satellite Control Specialist for NORAD
Tyrone Beulah
Tyrone Beulah
Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years

Weapons Specialist at the 81st Based in England. E5 in1983 Stationed in Colorado under Space Command as a Satellite Control Specialist for NORAD

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John Stark
Class of '69

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JOSEPH PARKER

JOSEPH PARKER, CLASS 1961 HAS PASSED AWAY,
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Our Penncrest 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 Penncrest High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Media are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!