Military Alumni

Military 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

Alfred Thomason
Alfred Thomason Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years
Great Lakes, Illinois, Mommoth, New Jersey, Colt Neck, New Jersey, Nia Makri, Greece at NAVCOMSTA, Greece for 4 years. Aboard the USS Wood, USS America.
Anthony McKenzie
Anthony McKenzie Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Was a Marine for 29 years. Last duty station at US Marine Forces Atlantic as the command Intelligence Chief. Served in Africa, Asia, Europe, Virginia and California. Live presently in Belgium working for US Govt.
Benson D Jackson
Benson D Jackson Class of 1950
Army, 20+ Years
Retired LTC. Served numerous tours in the US, also in Italy, Germany and twice in Vietnam
Charles (Butch) Brown
Charles (Butch) Brown Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 7 years active in the Navy was as second class Petty Officer upon leaving active duty. Went to MM school, nuclear power school and O2N2 school. Served aboard the hospital ship Repose AH 17 and USS Kearsage CVS 33. Spent 22 months in Viet Nam. Served another 6 years in the navy reserves. Then I joined the Army Reserves as a Psy ops soldier for 3 years and then transferred to the Army National Guard as an military policeman and then an infantryman for the rest of my career.
Claudia (Cook) Kyle
Claudia (Cook) Kyle Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
After 3.9 years in the USAF, I got smart and joined the Navy. Spent two tours overseas (Italy/ Japan), served on three ships, and did a stint as a Recruit Trainer. It was the best time of my life. And I am now drawing a paycheck each month, just to breathe. Thank you.
Dave Jacoby
Dave Jacoby Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Vietnam Veteran. Hate to admit it. Treated us like crap when we came back. Oh well!!
David Burnside
David Burnside Class of 1981
Air Force, 8 Years
Enjoyed the Air Force, Still keep in contact with my friends from there. Wanted to have roots for my family, seperated honorably in 1989. Been in Piqua ever since.
David Smith
David Smith Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Engineer/JAG. Pentagon 8 years. Last in Afghanistan 2008-09 as Engineer for USFOR-A
Duane Powell
Duane Powell Class of 1966
Navy, 9 Years
Spent three years ('69 - 72') on the Aircraft Carrier, Franklin D. Roosevelt, CVA-42.
Elizabeth Hiser
Elizabeth Hiser Class of 1963
Peace Corps, 4 Years
English Language Instructor in Iran 1969~1972 at the Iran American Society in Isfahan, Meshed University.
Jack Douglas Wyatt
Jack Douglas Wyatt Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Served in Vietnam with the 173d Airborne Brigade; Military Intelligence branch, U.S Army Special Operations Command
James Albert Hiser III
James Albert Hiser III Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
James A. Hiser III, age 63, Del Rio, Texas (formerly of Heiskell, TN) passed away on November 30, 2010, at San Angelo Community Medical Center, San Angelo, Texas, as a result of a heart attack. Jim was born in Piqua, Ohio, and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was a former member of the U. S. Air Force Combat Control Team and proudly served his country as a Forward Air Controller in Vietnam. He was an avid motocyclist and outdoorsman. Jim was loved by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Ratie Hiser of Piqua, Ohio. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan Giles Hiser, Del Rio, Texas; brothers Bob Hiser and Ken Hiser, both of Ohio; sister, Elizabeth Hiser Stribling, New Zealand; children Bo Hiser and Lew Ann Hiser McKnight; special friends, Donnie and Lari Mirabile, Del Rio, Texas; George Owens, Andersonville, TN; and Earl Whitefield, Andersonville, TN. A memorial service will be held December 4, 2010, from 9-11am in Del Rio, Texas. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, PO Box 13483, Tampa, Florida 33681-3483. Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, Del Rio, Texas, is in charge of all arrangements.
Jeannette R Wright
Jeannette R Wright Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Active Duty for eight years, followed by current service in the US Navy Reserves at NAS Jacksonville, FL . I am currently serving as a Chief Petty Officer (E7), operating Maintenance Control with VP62. Over the years, I have been to many places including Iceland, Spain, Columbia, Puerto Rico, England, France, Portugal, Argentina, and more. i learned to become an electrician in the aviation field and then to become an effective leader. It has been a very educational, empowering experience that gave me the tools to succeed in many facets of life. I look forward to the next few years until my retirement serving our great nation with Pride.
John D Mong
John D Mong Class of 1947
Army, 20+ Years
Chief Warrant Officer, US Army Air Defense. Germany, (3 .Hanford Wa.,Fort Carson Col. Fort Lewis Wa. Fort Bliss Texas
John Pohlschneider
John Pohlschneider Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 5 Years
I was supposed to graduate with the class of 72 but joined the Marines in 71 and was in for 5 years. I was an avionics technician and was stationed @ El Toro, CA, Cherry Point NC, Iwakuni Japan, and ended it at Andrews AFB. Now living in Chicago area and working in IT.
Kim (Palsgrove) Pittaway
Kim (Palsgrove) Pittaway Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years
was stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC
Kim Hampton
Kim Hampton Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
I served 28 years, in 5 different jobs. Communications Specialist, Aircraft Weapons Crew Chief, Recruiter, Intelligence Analyst, Wing Safety Superintendent.
lucinda(cindy) werts-shulktz
lucinda(cindy) werts-shulktz Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years
Served on board U.S.S. Vulcan(AR-) for 18 months. She was the first Navy co-ed crew. We were overseas during the Iranian hostage crisis 1979/80.
Myron L. Fuller
Myron L. Fuller Class of 1963
Air Force, 6 Years
TOP SECRET government courier-Nevada Test Site--2 years Viet Nam, Advisory Team 95 w/Army.
Nathan Popp
Nathan Popp Class of 1997
Army, 10 Years

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