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

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Born and raised in Pittsburgh...GO Steelers
Anthony W. Harris
Anthony W. Harris
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Medical Field Respiratory Therapist
Blaise Aguglia
Blaise Aguglia
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Served in Vietnam with the 3 Marine Div. and Combat MP with the Army Reserves for 6 years.
bLAISE aGUGLIA
bLAISE aGUGLIA
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served in Vietnam with 3rd Marine Div
Bradley Smith
Bradley Smith
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed @ Spangdahlem AB, Germany for full term.
Deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey for Operation Northern Watch in 2002.
Deployed to Al Udid AB, Qatar in 2003 (for the start of the war) in support of Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Honorably discharged in 2004 from active duty service.
carmine zinno
carmine zinno
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

spent 2.5 yrs on active duty. recalled in 1972 for 6 more months.
spent first duty in iceland, yes iceland !!!!!!
next went on the uss forrestal ( carrier)
recalled went to the middle east on the kennedy ( carrier ) evacuating americans.
three years in reserves.
Carmine Zinno
Carmine Zinno
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

NAS Keflavik Iceland
USS Forrestal- Cambodia
ATTACHED TO RESERVE RESCUE SQUADRON
USS JFK. RESCUE OPERATION OFF THE COAST OF YEMEN
Don Monti
Don Monti
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

Capt. U.S. Army Combat Engineers
Decorated Vietnam Veteran, Bronze Star
1968-1970
len withers
len withers
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

a board the USS INDEPENDENCE CVA-62 DID MED CRUSE
Michael Pilotta
Michael Pilotta
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam Vet
Patrick J Moreland
Patrick J Moreland
Class of 2000
Navy, 8 Years

U S Navy Master at Arms
Paul V Shepherd
Paul V Shepherd
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

8-31-67 to 04-01-70 Boot Camp-
Deployed-Germany 11Months- Deployed-RVN-13 Months, 13 Days
1974 to 1976 Pa Army National Guard Pittsburgh
1991 to 2010 Pa Army National Guard, Deployed-Post 9/11 Deployed-Taskforce-Security Forces Germany Taskforce Keystone, Kaiserslautern, Klebber, Danner, Panzer Kaserns, Assistant Platoon Sergeant-Meisau-Ammunniciuan Depot, Shift Supervisor-Lauhndstuhl Hospital, Rhine Ordance Barracks
Paul V Shepherd Sr
Paul V Shepherd Sr
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Germany 68
Republic Of South Vietnam Feb-69/Apr-70
Desert Storm/Desert Shield (On Duty Stand-by,Not-Deployed)
State Side Army and Air NG 1991/2001
911 OnDuty Army NG Operation Noble Eagle/Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation (GERMANY) Operation Iraqi Freedom Support 2002 - 2010
Retired August 01, 2010 27 Years out of 42
Ray Szymanski
Ray Szymanski
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2 tours of duty in Viet Nam. rank of Sergeant
Robert Howell
Robert Howell
Class of 1967
Army, 21 Years

Active duty from 1971 until 1992. First Sergeant of the 22d Chemical Company, Frankfurt, Germany and Sergeant Major, Directorate of Training, U.S. Army Chemical School, Ft McClellan, Alabama.
Robert Joll
Robert Joll
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

2 tours of duty in Viet Nam, 1968 to 1970
Rank of Sergeant
Sean Cartwright
Sean Cartwright
Class of 1995
National Guard, 12 Years

I have been in the PA Army National Guard for 12 and a half years, serving in the Infantry. Among other positions, I have been a Bradley Gunner and Bradley Commander, an Team Leader and Squad Leader. I have been mobilized to serve in support of Operation Noble Eagle/ Homeland Security in 2003 at Willow Grove Naval Air Station. I am currently an Stryker Squad Leader with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Iraq. I was mobilized for deployment in the fall of 2008, and will return home fall of 2009.

Classmates Spotlight

Perry Traditional Academy High School Classmates

Darryl Taylor
Class of '97

Alumni Stories

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School News

PERRY ALUMNI HONORED INTO CITY LEAGUE HALL OF FAME

This link to the Pittsburgh Courier is to announce that Perry's own Paul Champlin class of 65 will be inducted into the ...
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Our Perry Traditional Academy 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 Perry Traditional Academy High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Pittsburgh are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!