Peters Township High School Alumni

Mcmurray, Pennsylvania (PA)

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

Baird (Bud) Lashley
Baird (Bud) Lashley
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Completed officer training in Texas 1969. Air Traffic Control training Mississippi and managed radar facility Altus AFB Oklahoma, MAC
Bill Osburn
Bill Osburn
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

After college graduation served with the 82 Airborne Division which is still based at Fort Bragg ,North Carolina from 1969-1971.
Bob Wood
Bob Wood
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard USS Sellers DDG-11,,1st Division.Med.Cruise,,North Altantic Cruise & Mideast Cruise
Brian Kenny
Brian Kenny
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20 Years

Weather Forecaster with assignments to Korea, North Dakota, Illinois, Germany, Florida and numerous other short tours. Finally landed at Omaha and stayed put since.
Brian Tousley
Brian Tousley
Class of 1972
Coast Guard, 20 Years

Graduated USCGA 1976, 20 years service in Operations, Engineering, Personnel and Quality. Florida, Caribbean, California. Alaska, Great Lakes, Wash DC. MS in Physics from US Naval PG School.
CPT Marc W Goodboy
CPT Marc W Goodboy
Class of 1985
Army, 2 Years

Still serving. Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. 1st Battalion 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Ft Lewis WA.
Craig Kuhnhenn
Craig Kuhnhenn
Class of 1984
National Guard, 1 Years

Florida Army National Guard Aviation Mechanic, works on all aspects of the Chinook (CH-47), joined at the age of 41 and plans to retire in the Guard.
Daniel Caughey
Daniel Caughey
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Upon graduating from PTHS, I won a full music scholarship to Valley Forge Military Academy...paid for everything...unfortunately, my draft notice was waiting when I arrived. We spent 21 years on active duty. My wife Helga and I had a ball living all over the world. Two years in Korea, seven years in Germany & Austria, three years in Boston and five in San Francisco. Sadly, four years in Kansas....The Army sent me to San Francisco twice without my every asking. God Bless the Army Personnel Office. We retired and have been in The City By The Bay for 30 years last month. I take my grandson to the same coffee shop on Union St where I took my son Patrick when he was 4 years old while stationed at Presidio of San Francisco.
Don Brown
Don Brown
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot-Two tours SEA-8 yrs Service flying at Andrews AFB for Congress/White House support
Earl L. Hottel Jr.
Earl L. Hottel Jr.
Class of 1959
Air Force, 6 Years

Ground power tech, stationed on Middleton Island, Alaska, for one year. Than home based out of Myrtle Beach SC for remainder of tour. Attached to the Tactical Air Command. While stationed here, visited 48 states, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Involved with the Bay of Pigs disaster on TDY at Orlando Air Force Base.
Can and always will respect the Freedoms and Security offered in the GREATEST of all USA.
Ed Kuchinic
Ed Kuchinic
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Served Cu Chi Vietnam with the 25th Div. Arty. Avn .for 27 months as a section chief of a helicopter aviation section as Staff Sgt.
George Neely
George Neely
Class of 1966
Marine Corps Reserve, 10 Years

Went into Marines in 1967-68
Howard Horn
Howard Horn
Class of 1972
Navy, 20 Years

Naval Aviator. Served on the USS Nimitz.

Two deployments to Med and North Atlantic
Jeff Emmerling
Jeff Emmerling
Class of 1999
Navy, 6 Years

Petty Officer Second Class, Boatswainsmate, Spent 57 Days in Antarctica, 8 months stationed in Kuwait for Operation Iraqi Freedom at Kuwait Naval Base.
Jennifer Rossin Simmons
Jennifer Rossin Simmons
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

A member of the Security Forces. Staff Sargeant presently deployed to Iraq. Previous deployment to Uzbekistan. Present home base is Columbus, Mississippi
john holder
john holder
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

served in various conflicts including desert storm
John Knox
John Knox
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Member of the US Army Band "Pershings Own"
Jonathan Lyle
Jonathan Lyle
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

So...graduate from PTHS at age 17...enlisting in the Army seemed like a brilliant idea in 1972! Three years active duty state-side then on to college in Virginia in 1975. Thanks GI Bill!
Joshua Starr
Joshua Starr
Class of 1990
Army, 2 Years

Berlin Brigade, Charlie Company, 5th Batallion 501st Infantry. 1992-1994.
Lawrence Anson
Lawrence Anson
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Support Equipment Chief, 25 yrs. Uss Inchon LPH-12, Uss Eisenhower CVN-69, Uss Saratoga CV-60, NAS Pax River , MD, NAS Jacksonville, NAS Mayport, NS Puerto Rico, Christchurch, NZ - Operation Deep Freeze.
Mary Jo (Micka) Childs
Mary Jo (Micka) Childs
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Captain, JAG
Matthew Strang
Matthew Strang
Class of 1997
Navy, 4 Years

Master At Arms for Shore Patrol and Submarines. Operation Enduring Freedom 2001.
Nathan Alfano
Nathan Alfano
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

Still active duty. Send me an e-mail for more info.
Owen Dixon
Owen Dixon
Class of 1979
Army, 10 Years

1981 to 1991, Combat Medic, 24th Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division, 46th CSH.
Roy Capenos, MSW, LSW, ret.
Roy Capenos, MSW, LSW, ret.
Class of 1968
Air Force, 1 Years

Airman First Class. Combat - trained security ground support. Recipient of Outstanding Honor Graduate Commendation. NDSM. Honorable Discharge due to medical condition. Served from December 15, 1969 until March 17, 1971.
Sea Christopher
Sea Christopher
Class of 2003
Navy, 7 Years

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer.
2 1/2 years in Rota, Spain at ammunition supply depot.
4 years with Riverine Squadron 2 out of Virginia Beach. First deployment to Al Qaim, Iraq. Second deployment to Basra, Iraq. Currently training for 3rd deployment.
Susan (Ball) Kolmer
Susan (Ball) Kolmer
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Over 24 years in the Air Force, first as an Information Technology officer and division chief at Sheppard, then Edwards AFB. Currently work for the Under Secretary for International Affairs in Foreign Disclosure and Technology Transfer.
Thom White
Thom White
Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years

Thom is a sgt and an engineer. 21C
Thom White
Thom White
Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years

Currently serving in Iraq under the 25 ID
1-14th btn , 66th engineer company stationed
in Schofield Barricks Hawaii.
Thomas Allebach Shipe
Thomas Allebach Shipe
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Silver Star & Purple Heart - Republic of Vietnam - Killed in action 19 September 1970 while serving with the 173rd Airborne. Tom is honored with a wall plaque displayed in the PT High School library. More: http://www.donnan.com/shipe.htm
Walt Nelson
Walt Nelson
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Meteorological support
Wayne McChesney
Wayne McChesney
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Day I was being discharged, I met classmate Merill McClure as he was checking in at Cherry Point, N.C.
Small world.
William (Bill) Merrell
William (Bill) Merrell
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Superintendent of Disaster Preparedness (Chemical, Nuclear, Biological Warfare) for thirteen years.
WILLIAM KALASKIE, Colonel, USAF (retired)
WILLIAM KALASKIE, Colonel, USAF (retired)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 27 Years

Commissioned at West Virginia University, through AFROTC, in 1978. Most of my 27-plus years involved the operation, maintenance, security and management of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. Retired in 2006 as Chief of International Affairs, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs.
William Merrell
William Merrell
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Superintendent of Disaster Preparedness (Chemical, Nuclear, Biological Warfare) for thirteen years.
Zipper Craft
Zipper Craft
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

US Army. Been all over the US and Europe.

Started as an Armor officer. Spent a lot of time in logistics and, recently, have served with a hodge-podge (sp?) of Military Intelligence, Military Police, Engineer, Signal and Logistician Soldiers.

Love the Army. Never expected to be doing this for 20+ years but I wouldn't change it for the world.

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Peters Township High School Classmates

David Moore
Class of '74

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