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

Archie Michael Hair
Archie Michael Hair Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in the US Navy for 22 years retiring as an AMC (AW) in 2006. Attended boot camp at Great Lakes September 11, 1984, AMS "A" school in Millington TN, EA-6B FRAMP Whidbey Island WA, VAQ-136 in Japan on the USS Midway from 1985 to 1988, VF-45 in Key West FL from 1988 to 1992, HSL-46 in Mayport FL from 1992 to 1996, SH-60B/F and HH-60H airframes systems instructor at NAMTRAGRUDET Mayport FL from 1996 to 1999, HSL-48 Mayport FL from 1999 to 2003, DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft Corp from 2003 to 2006 when I retired.
Barry Heffner
Barry Heffner Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years
Will retire in July 2009 after 23 years of service. Served onboard several ships and Dental Clinics in San Diego, Hawaii, and Guam.
Bill Liptok
Bill Liptok Class of 1987
Army, 9 Years
Served as a Non Commissioned Officer for 9 years. Recieved several Army accomidation Awards and citations. Served in 3 theaters under the 101st Airborne Division. Currently Owns and Operates a Custom Home BVuilding Company in North Carolina
David B. Koch
David B. Koch Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
aircraft maint. stationed at Plattsburgh A.F.B. N.Y. a Strategic Air Command base, served throughout S.E.Asia
Dennis Ward
Dennis Ward Class of 1992
Air Force, 20+ Years
USA Air Force Active Duty 13 yrs, PA Air National Guard 11 yrs
Dick Hoffman
Dick Hoffman Class of 1960
Air Force, 6 Years
1100 Civil Engineers Headquarters Command Bolling AFB DC. Attached USAF Honor Guard.
Ed Tokonitz Jr
Ed Tokonitz Jr Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as Chief Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force) in 2012 after 24 years of service. Spent 75% of career with the USMC, even though ID said US Navy!! Ops included several combat deployments and numerous other deployments. Awards include Commendation with Valor, Combat Action X2, etc.
edward r. harig
edward r. harig Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
spent 30 yeard 1963-1993
Eugene Fitzpatrick
Eugene Fitzpatrick Class of 1954
Navy, 20+ Years
Graduated from US Naval Academy in 1959. Served 4 years aboard ship including being the Engineer Officer on a DLG. Went to MIT for 3 years earning 2 advanced Engineering Degrees becoming an Engineering Duty Officer upon completion. Worked directly for Admiral H.G. Rickover for many years, retiring as a Commander in 1979 to pursue a second career in civilian nuclear power.
ICC(SW)Schweikert, William J.
ICC(SW)Schweikert, William J. Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Recrute Training Command(Basic Training) San Diego 1988 USS Saratoga (CV60) 1988-1992 Naval Training Center San Diego(IC A School)1992-1993 Naval Training Center Great Lakes Illinois (C School)1993 Shore Intermidiate Maintance Activity San Fansisco 1993-1994 Shore Intermidiate Mantaince Activity Pascagoula Miss. 1994-1996 USS John F. Kennedy(CV67)1996-1999 Navy And Marine Corps Reserve Center Norfolk Va. 1999-2002 Recruit Training Command Great Lakes Ill. 2002-2005 Navy Operational Support Center Austin Tx 2005-2009 Navy Operational Support Center Pensacola Fl. 2009-Present
Karl  Lachler
Karl Lachler Class of 1944
Air Force, 2 Years
Air Cadet to be trained as a pilot but the war ended.
Mark Davis
Mark Davis Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired 31 Jul 09 after 30 years of service. Last duty was Chief of Security Forces Inspections, AETC/IG, Randolph AFB, TX
Robert Borowski
Robert Borowski Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired 30 June 2009 with 28 years of service. Last duty station was as the Command Master Chief at the Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, VA.
Scott Horning
Scott Horning Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years
Joined U.S. Army Aug 05-Honorable Discharge Dec 08. Went to Ft Knox, Ky of Basic and MOS training to be a 19D Cavalry Scout. Directly after went to Ft Benning, GA to Airborne School. Once completed got stationed in the 4/73rd Cavalry Regiment of "THE" 82nd Airborne Division! While there I achieved the rank of Sergeant and deployed to Afghanistan for a 15 month tour before I was even legal to drink in this country.
Stephen Wesnoski
Stephen Wesnoski Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Armor/Armored Cavalry
Timothy Wrona
Timothy Wrona Class of 1999
Army, 9 Years
Deployed in Afghanistan

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