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

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.
Greg Trissell
Greg Trissell
Class of 1969
Army, 8 Years

New Jersey, Kentucky, Georgia, Colorado, South Carolina, Germany, Greece, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina
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.
Jeannette R Wright
Jeannette R Wright
Class of 1982
Navy, 26 Years

I served a total of 26 years combined service in the US Navy and USNR. I was drawn towards Aviation and became an Aviation Electrician within the P-3 Orion community. Through learning valuable skills, technology and always striving to do my best, I excelled and was ranked at the top of my peers both in my command and Navy wide. Helping to keep our aircraft flying, even in the most difficult situations, was such a great challenge and helped me cement my passion for excellence. I was fortunate to be able to travel extensively to regions in Europe, South and Central America as well as other areas across the globe. Some of my favorite duty stations/ deployment sites were Spain, France, Italy, Iceland, Puerto Rico, England, Argentina, Columbia and more.

I am so very humbled by my service to protect our great Nation, and I would still be serving now if needed. The people from so many walks of life taught me so many things including dedication, honor, courage and commitment over the years. I’ve been so blessed to make and still have many friends I served with over the years in my life. To be able to climb through the ranks and become a Senior Chief Petty Officer, guiding the newest Enlisted and Officers, has been my most favorite role I ever held in my career. I would do it all over again, without any hesitation!!! Anchor up!!!!
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.

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