Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Barry Peterson
Barry Peterson Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Flight Medicine
Cheryl (Wilcox) Monroe-Medonich
Cheryl (Wilcox) Monroe-Medonich Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
1970 - 2001 (broken service)
Edward  Sady
Edward Sady Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
Served stateside in Texas, Illinois, Virginia. Overseas in Thailand.
Frank Scipione
Frank Scipione Class of 1950
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Active duty with 82d Abn Div &18th Abn Corps.
Gerald Lynn Hess
Gerald Lynn Hess Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
Flight Instructor Rotary Wing. Flew Huey's, 1st Cavalry Division in Viet Nam 1968-1969. Served in Fort Rucker, AL for two years and Fort Indiantown Gap, PA for 29 years.
James Plummer
James Plummer Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 11 Years
6Yrs Marine Corps/ 5Yrs Army
James T. Bradley
James T. Bradley Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Law enforcement. Security, Missile launch co-ordinator at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca. Transfer to Supply, 1971.
Kevin T Hagerich
Kevin T Hagerich Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1976 and retired as a Major in 2001. Last position was as a Theater Operations Officer for Southwest Asia.
Michael L Evans
Michael L Evans Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
MOS was a Military Policeman
Richard Lee
Richard Lee Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
23 yrs service. stationed at Ft. Bragg NC. 82nd ABN, Camp Carroll Korea. 307 Sig., Ft. Richardson AK 425 ABN. Deployed for (Just Cause) Panama, (Desert Shield/Storm) Saudi Arabia, (Iraqi Freedom) Iraq.
Robert Long
Robert Long Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years
Served at Great Lakes, Il - Boot camp to discharge - Building 1 Settled in northeast Illinois at discharge
Robert Long
Robert Long Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years
Served at Great Lakes, Illinois - Boot camp to discharge - Building 1 - Settled in northeast Il after my Navy time
Roger Azzarello
Roger Azzarello Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Served in Japan, Azores, Guam, Wake Island, Spain and P.I. Stateside- Tex, Ill. And N.J.
TSgt Chad Wagner
TSgt Chad Wagner Class of 1995
Air Force, 13 Years
Currently serving as Active Duty Air Force member. Started his service at the following locations; Minot AFB ND, Osan AFB South Korea, Keesler AFB Biloxi MS, Camp Humphreys South Korea, Patrick AFB Cocoa Beach FL, and currently at Sheppard AFB Wichita Falls TX. Deployed to Ali Al Salem AB Kuwait in support of opperation Enduring Freedom. He is a Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Craftsman in the 82 CE Squadron.
TSGT Roy W. Crichton
TSGT Roy W. Crichton Class of 1936
Army, 4 Years
Crew Chief on a B-25 bomber nicknamed "Men Strafing Maisie" for violating rules on bomb runs breaking formations to Strafe Jap convoys. Assigned to the 14th Air Force (army Air Corps) Flying Tiger unit. 491 Bomb SQDN "Ringers", CBI Theater, China. "Diary of A Bomb Squadron" published in 2006 as a tribute to the 1080 men that served in this unit from 1942 to 1945. Enlisted Jan 8th 1942 discharged Sept 1945

Classmates Spotlight

Portage Area High School Classmates

Jeanie Wilcox
Class of '87

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School News

First Book Is Published

Johanna SHUNIAK Devon, formerly of Cassandra and a 1971 graduate of PAHS has had her first book published.
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